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



 Are you guys Type 1s or 2s? I wonder if the results would be different
depending on what type of diabetes you have and on hw long youbve had it?

Laurel

Type 1, DXed 1975, on Minimed 551 at present but about to switch to Tandem

 > On Aug 13, 2019, at 6:17 AM, Susan Marshall
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
 > 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
> delivering
> good results. I really need to change the cartridge every three days not
> every
> six or seven like I did with the 530. Try dealing with Medicare with that
> situation.
> 
> 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
> separate
> answers. She said it was happening across her practice with seniors on
> Medicare
> 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
> it.
> When I change cartridges, it drops to 240 right off. Within days it is
> getting
> 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
> weakened.
> 
> I am stuck with this Tandem pump now and really unhappy about it.B 
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