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Re: [IP] New pump approved


I get 45 pods (4.5 boxes) every quarter for my daily dose of about 90 units
of U100.  It's true they do not come pre-filled, which I like because it
means I can fill it with whatever I want.  Those on less insulin prefer it
too as they don't have to waste insulin if they don't use 200 units in 3
days).  I think my insurance and/or pharmacy has something seriously
confused because my pods only cost me about $10 a quarter.  (the insulin,
test strips, skin-prep, etc. costs more than the pods do!).  I'm not
complaining though.  You have to use what works best for you but just
realize a large number of us do use more than 3 boxes of pods per month.


On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 3:01 PM, Benny <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I have researched the OmniPod extensively, talked to the sales rep and my
> about this. I have been approved for it, but have not decided to make the
> change.
> The OmniPod does NOT come pre-filled.  You need to fill the pod before you
> use
> it.  It can only be used once though.
> With my insurance it was going to cost me about $500 upfront and between
> $200
> and $250 every 3 months.  I use more than 100 units of U500 insulin per
> day,
> so each pod would last me slightly less than 2 days, so I would be getting
> 4
> boxes of pods most quarters, where most people would get by on 3 boxes per
> quarter.  A pod should last most people for 3 days, but not me.
> Benny
> Peoria, IL
> On 5/18/2011 10:04 AM, Laura Shapiro wrote:
> > <I like the fact
> that you can just pop in a cartridge, eliminates
> > lots of filling
>  handling! (great for us that have arthritis also)
> >
> > I
> would love to see more info, a video demo at least, and pricing
> info.>
> >
>  > Didn't the Dtrons used to take prefilled? We
> *need* more competition and more
>  > choices, not less. You figure
> all the years that pumps have been on the
> market
> > and we dont
> have too many options. I say good for these guys, bring it on!
> >
> Laura in NM
> .
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