Re: [IP] Pump vacation
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- Subject: Re: [IP] Pump vacation
- From: Denise Bricher <email @ redacted>
- Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 23:59:21 -0500
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Oh...I see that you are on a Ping. So am I. After a couple of months
of really strange, uncontrollable BGs, I called Animas C/S. They told
me that it must be scar tissue. I said, "Oh...I have plenty of room on
my abdomen to use for sites." I asked them what clued people in that
the cartridges that got recalled were bad and the C/S person said that
people could either smell insulin behind the O-ring at the back of the
cartridge after using them, or, better yet, insulin collected in the
space behind the O-ring or in the well where the cartridge sits in the pump.
After a couple more weeks of lousy BGs, I was lying on my bed when I got
a No Prime alarm. Because it was my second one of the day and I was
annoyed with it, I yanked the cartridge out. The insulin that had been
leaking into the cartridge well came out onto my shirt, with a very
Having no faith in any of the cartridges that I had, I called C/S again
and asked to trade them in...so I sent in 4 boxes with lot #'s B201541
and B201629. Some of these are the cartridges that Animas sent out to
replace the ones that were recalled in February of this year. They sent
me 4 new boxes, but my account shows that they are billing. However, my
account balance shows as 0, so I will keep my eye on it.
Animas is supposedly looking at the leaking cartridge to see what gives
with the O-ring.
Now...I am thinking Omnipod for my next pump. If I can talk my
insurance company into it, I'd switch right now. Animas is burning up
too much insulin and my A1C is higher than it should be, IMHO.
On 6/28/2011 9:23 PM, Denise wrote:
> What pump are you on...or almost on...or taking a vacation from? Do you
> buy your insulin at your local pharmacy or is it shipped to you by mail?
> If it's shipped, when did you receive your last shipment? Denise B.
> On 6/28/2011 6:23 PM, Darcie Werthmann wrote:
>> I decided to take a pump vacation starting 3 weeks ago. I started with a
>> pen and humalog in syringes. Then went to a luxura HD pen. Since I
>> have been
>> back on MDI by blood sugars have stabilized. I am wondering if there is
>> something wrong with the insulin that was in the pump or the pump
>> itself. Any
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