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[IP] Minimed (from Michael)
You may be correct about my perception of minimed being pushy. I don't have
major complaints about the company. The decision to go on a pump is a big
me. It is a major decision for MANY reasons. One is that I love to swim and
be at the
beach. Nude of course. I have mentioned this and have found some support
group. Thank those of you that have provided positive advice.
The second reason this is a tough choice is that I have been taking
injections for 22
years. It is what I know. I know I can manage well. My A1C'save been in the
Anytime people have a major change in their life, it is a BIG decision. To
my present management to something I don't know well is a big choice.
Another reason is that of quality of life. Having a pump hanging off your
body is a big
thing to me, and I am sure others as well. It is not something I want to do
lightly. If I
decide to do this I want to commit 100% to having a pump. I don't want to
back out a
few months down the road.
It is for these reasons that I find the pressure from minimed hard. They
helpful. However, now they are saying that laws and insurance may change at
of this year. They want me to buy the pump now. They have also said that I
need to be on a pump. This is something I would expect from a doctor, but
not a sales
person. I have told them that this is a tough choice for me. My sales person
seem to understand. I just wanted to know haw other people have dealt with
business of a pump company. Now for the most part my sales rep has been very
Now as far as being nude. If people don't want to read or respond to my
posts. So be
it. This site has provided me with lots of information. I just hope that
be as supportive as many of you already have been. We all have the same
However, I bet we all deal with diabetes a little bit differently. If we all
did the same
thing, this group/web site would not exist. I think a group like this is
very help for
My wife and I went to an informational meeting. There were about 10 present
pumpers, and 10 to 12 potential pumpers. We sat for over an hour listing to
the pump is. Everyone was asking great questions. Then we asked a question
having sex with the pump. Know one want to ask about how people have sex
pump. Once the question was on the floor, everyone want to know. The doctors
nurses spent more time on that question than many of the others. My point is
questions should be asked and hopefully answered. To some of you I am sure
this is all
second nature. I am hoping to tap into that knowledge.
Thank you all so much.
Happy holidays and Merry Christmas to everyone that posts on this board.
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