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Re: [IP] RE: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #334



 All my supplies are from my ins co's mail order pharm and I have a co-pay
of $35 for EACH 90 day supply no matter the quantity, ie: change site every
2 days = 45 sets cost $35, change site every 3 days = 30 sets cost $35. so
the more I use the more I save. after starting on the pump last wed I now
have about $220 of insulin I can't use, and I'm giving it to my CDE for them
to give to people in their clinic that don't have ins or rx coverage.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Laura Barnes" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 1999 10:30 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] RE: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #334


> HI:
>
>    Does anyone purchase their mm508 supplies from medtronic?  I found them
> to be a bit expensive and just wanted advice as to any options?
>
> Thanks,
> Laura
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Im, Hyun" <email @ redacted>
> To: <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 9:08 AM
> Subject: [IP] RE: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #334
>
>
> > Keith wrote:
> > > I know it's not polite to ask which pump is best, as we all have to
make
> > and
> > > live with our choices. But the thing is, I'm not hearing many
complaints
> > at
> > > all about Animas, whereas pretty much all I've been hearing lately is
> how
> > > Minimed kind of sucks. Help!
> > >
> > > Keith G.
> >
> > Hi Keith,
> > My husband's (Jeffrey)  CDE is a MM rep, and more than "pushed" the MM.
> > Three observations by Jeffrey may, if not help, be responsive to your
> post:
> > 1.  Prob all 3 pumps have ups/downs. 2.  Since MM has about 80% of
market,
> > most complaints will be MM complaints.  3. Jeffrey liked the simplicity
of
> > Paradigm.  Thought Dtron had bells/whistles he'll never use.
> >
> > Jeffrey agreed to try out loaner pumps, before making a decision.  Don't
> > know if you've got option to switch, so I'll write about my impressions
of
> 3
> > companies:  MM rep said 7 reps got laid off recently, so they couldn't
get
> > back to us.  Was only given loaner from MM for 1 day (that was a fight).
> It
> > would have been nice to try out the Paradigm through a full cartridge
> cycle,
> > since he uses about 50u/day, to get a sense of any restrictions the
> smaller
> > reservoir creates.
> >
> > Disetronic 800.915.3698 was wonderful.  A rep met w/us, gave us the 3rd
ed
> > of Pumping Insulin, wanted us to be as informed as possible, and gave us
> the
> > loaner to try out 5 days.  Disetronic also takes the pumps back every 6
> > months, to test for defects.  All upgrades are (reportedly) built in to
> the
> > original purchase.  So far, the customer service reps at Disetronic and
> > Animas have been very professional and very responsive to questions.  An
> > Animus trainer is meeting w/Jeffrey this week.  I'll pass on any
comments
> > Jeffrey has.
> >
> >
> > Visited
> > http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfMAUDE/search.CFMand
> > (Much Thanks to Derek for his very informative posts!!) found 900+
> > complaints on MM from 01/01/99 through present.  Found 6 for Disetronic.
> > PLEASE note my search may have been flawed.  Should try your own.  Can
> write
> > to me if you'd like.  Trying to keep my post from getting out of
control.
> >
> > Hyun
> > email @ redacted
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