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Re: [IP] Medicare, Animas and Tandem t:slim X2

If your Ping works......
I sure wouldn't go to learning 2 new pumps.  I changed from my Ping (and
still have it as a backup) to the Tandem X2 and it was worth waiting.  I
got very lucky to upgrade to the Dex G6 so I am able to run Basal-IQ.  That
was a big boon for me as I had been using Apidra in the Ping but the Tandem
appears to only work with Humalog or Novolog (Fiasp didn't work for me) and
I'm one of the 6% that can't use Humalog.  The Basal-IQ has allowed me to
be more aggressive with Basal/Boluses and my TIR is above 76% with No
Severe Lows and Lows at less than 1%.  I've had so much H3LL dealing with
that other company, I've tried doing business with them for over 20 years
but they always fail.

Good Luck, I'm sure that Ping will carry you through to Nov. but if not
contact ME, not M/MM

Dxed in 64 at 15 yrs of age so I've been T1 55 yrs.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2019 at 11:01 AM SM Beggs <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> I've been trying to keep track of the IP emails about those who are still
> using an Animas insulin pump and need to or have replaced it.  I am on
> traditional Medicare with a supplement (Medicare pays 80%/BCBS supplement
> pays 20%).    My Animas VIBE cracked near the battery cap last night and
> will not now acknowledge the new battery.  I had an old PING and can't
> believe that after almost 5 years in the closet it came to works!  The
> screen is funky but I can read it well enough for now.
> My question is - my warranty on my Animas VIBE doesn't end until Oct. 27,
> 2019.   According to the Tandem rep I called he said I can't get a new
> Tanden t:slim X2 until after that date.   What have others on Medicare done
> about getting a new pump if you have been using an Animas pump?    The
> Tandem rep said that since I could get a replacement for my VIBE from
> Medtronic for their pump I would have to use that until my warranty is out.
>    I really don't want to have to go through learning two new pumps!
> Shirley Beggs, diagnosed age 5, 1954, 65 years T1
> .

Type 1 - 55 years - Pumping since 1998
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