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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #1588

I love my tandem pump. Yes it runs warmer because it is rechargeable. I refill
more often in the warmer months. but my A1C is lower than when I wore a
Medtronic pump.Ask your doctor to write your Rx for mone insulin than you
need. Medicare will have to accept it!Susan

Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2019 19:35:14 -0500
From: Jean Roseman <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #1587

 I too am frustrated with the Tandem. My A1c has gone from 5.8 to 6.8 since I
bve had it. I use much more insulin. What I think is happening is the insulin
is weakening in the cartridge by the heat from my body and just not
good results. I really need to change the cartridge every three days not
six or seven like I did with the 530. Try dealing with Medicare with that

 For me it was never a good choice of pumps. Because I am on Medicare, I
absolutely could not continue with Medtronic. They held up every supply order
with fabricated reasons mainly that my doctor was not returning faxes. It was
totally untrue as I saw her copied responses, sometimes as many as four
answers. She said it was happening across her practice with seniors on
with Medtronic. Medtronic just didnbt want Medicare patients .

 Tandem may have a bigger command of the market, but they still have a lot to
work out with their pumps and the help line. I am absolutely not happy with
When I change cartridges, it drops to 240 right off. Within days it is
down to about 100. After 100, the insulin seems to go bad and my blood sugars
just soar. I change delivery sites after three days but the insulin seems

I am stuck with this Tandem pump now and really unhappy about it.B 
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