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* Posts by Keiron

5 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Insulin pump attack prompts call for federal probe

Keiron
WTF?

Another bit of edumacation needed...

""there has never been a single reported incident "

Nobody has reported being killed by this?

And exactly how would they know that it had happened? A diabetic feels ill, or their sugar levels vary unexpectedly, or they drop dead - does anyone check their insulin pump? And would there be any evidence left behind, especially if the attacker set it back to normal levels again later?"

The pumps keep account of bolus injections that are extra to the basal ones...

Yes you have to check your pump, otherwise how would you change the insulin and cannula every three days? (If you didnt it would run out and youd be in serious trouble)

Yes there would be evidence left behind the insulin takes at least an hour on the quickest types to dissipate and also blood levels would differ to normal, and I would hazard a guess at there being ways of finding out what blood sugar levels where from HBA1C tests.

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Was there any mention anywhere of the fact that at least...

for the insulin pump i have that any wireless device needs to be associated with the insulin pump before it can be used otherwise it wont work? so if there is an issue it must be on one of the older models that they dont sell anymore because im pretty sure the association of devices is standard in the newer models.

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Keiron
WTF?

Someone needs edumacating...

"Driver with an insulin pump, vehicle, 70 mph. Pump blasts a lethal dose into the blood flow.

Nuff said."

Obviously someone who doesnt know much about diabetes or insulin pumps but... the effects of insulin being pumped into the body are not instantaneous, at least not in the case of available insulin thats on the market, they take a while to do anything and generally you do feel the effects coming on. It would be more dangerous for someone say in charge of a plane...

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David Tennant quits Who

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And the next doctor is...

Russell Brand, thats why all this fuss has been kicked up just prior to the current doc saying hes stepping down, its true i tell ya, its all true, says so on t'interweb!

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Europe finally granted Xbox price cut

Keiron

I wub my console, it has pwetty red lights!

ive recently had the three red lights problem... had it repaired, got it back, played it for five minutes then... had to send it back again, i dont think the prospect of microsoft paying me to have a console would really tempt me right now, IM JUST SO DISAPPOINTED IN MICROSOFT! even vista is more stable...

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