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Re: [IP] Omnipod, once again



when i was considering the omnipod the local rep said to contact my doctor
for a sample pod.

Kathy


On 5/11/08, Valerie Adams <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> I9ve seen mention several times about a free Omnipod trial.
> But in calling them today, they say there is NO FREE trial. You have to go
> through all the standard insurance stuff to get your doctor to approve the
> pod, pay for it (or have insurance pay for it) and then get reimbursed
> within 45 days of delivery if you don9t like it.
>
> My Animas expires this month. I was considering trying the pod but don9t
> want to pay anything upfront. Even if I received a refund on the PDM you
> still have to buy a box of 10 pods which aren9t returnable if opened.
>
> I tried every way I could think of to nudge the woman on the phone to get a
> trainer contact to see if they could help. No luck. Without knowing how it
> feels/wears upon insertion and how the PDM works, I can9t imagine deciding
> to give it a go. All the other pump companies give you a trial period; I
> think Omnipod will eventually but it won9t help me this round. I absolutely
> love my Animas though so I guess my decision is made.
>
> Just out of curiosity though, how are folks getting the free trial I keep
> hearing about?
>
> Valerie
> http://www.valerieadamsglass.com
> .
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