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Re: [IP] pumps dropped



Bonnie,

The Minimeds since the 506 are water resistent so that ocassion dunk is no
longer so life threatening! :-)

Bonnie Richardson wrote:

> Curiosity compels me to ask all pump users if there is any one who has not
> dropped their pump in the toilet???  I wondered why the guarantee on my
> pump excluded water damage.   It only took one time before I learned how to
> avoid that.  I grabbed it quick and took it apart and dried everything,
> (scrubbed the hell out of my hands) and prayed a lot.  It kept on working.
> Whew!
>
> So NOTICE to all new pump users - this is the most common accident - so
> find a way to safeguard your pump at these times.
>
> Any good stories or preventative measure pump users take?
>
> ----------
> From: Ted Quick <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Insurance is backpedaling on paying
> Date: Monday, July 06, 1998 8:29 PM
>
> Kasey Sikes wrote:
> >=20
>  They assured
> > me they weren't looking for any changes, only that she was still using
> > the thing. =20
>
> Do you have that from them in writing? (I hope!) If so FAX it to their=20
> office every few minutes. That should get them ready to quit the
> silliness.=
> .
>
> > Now we're nearing the end of the 6-weeks, Kayla still wants the pump
> > (but only in cool-blue ;)), and now GEHA is wanting copies of her bg
> > logs for the last 6-weeks.  They want to make sure the pump is
> > controlling the diabetes.  When the lady on the phone told me that, I
> > wanted to crawl through the phone and strangle her.  Kayla is doing
> > 'better' on the pump, but it's not great, yet.  And those boneheads
> > don't know anything about 'learning curves', etc.
>
> As I understand it excellent control is EXPECTED to take ANY diabetic=20
> 6 months to a year, regardless of age. Actually Kayla should do better =
> than=20
> that, she doesn't have as much to unlearn.
>
> > So, here's where I am.  They lied.  (Surprise, surprise)  I don't want
> > to send the bg logs just because that wasn't an original stipulation.
> > If they had made that demand from the get-go, I would have postponed
> > putting Kayla on the pump and fought them for approval.  Now we face the
> > possibility of being forced to go back to MDI if they deny it and we
> > have to fight them over it.  I cannot afford to rent a pump myself.
>
> Ask them repeatedly why they wish to decrease the better control she's =
> gained
> using the pump so that she can develop very complicated, expensive, and =
> likely
> disabling complications sooner than necessary for lack of them following
> through on their promise she would have the pump if she still wants it
> after the trial period. After saying that ask for the persons supervisor.
> Tell him or her, then ask for THEIR supervisor. Call several times a day
> and saturate their office with the need to approve the pump.
>
> > I'm wanting any and all suggestions for nipping this in the bud and
> > getting them to stand by their original promise - if she likes it,
> > they'll approve it.  I'm ready to get 'down and dirty' if need be, but
> > would like advice from those who've 'been there, done that'.  And any
> > legal advice would be nice, too!  :-)  I know they don't put other
> > diabetics through this process; they are discriminating against her
> > solely because of her age.
>
> As I said originally, if they put it in writing before she started the =
> trial
> be sure to tell all and sundry that you will have a lawyer contact them.
>
> Ted Quick
> email @ redacted=20
> > HELP!!!
> >=20
> > Kasey
> > email @ redacted
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