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Re: [IP] Animas Pump



As a follow up,

                    I telephoned my "nutritionist" at York Endocrinology
today and asked her if the staff at York Endocrinology would support me if I
decided on the Animas pump or if I needed to find another doctor.  She said
they would support me but that she would need a "refresher" course as she
had not been trained since it came out in 2000.  She was clearly not happy
with my decision.  I told her to forward the letter of medical necessity to
Animas.

She insisted that the support system and supplies would not be as good as
Minimed and that she could not guarantee a back-up pump if something went
wrong with mine.  She also stated it may "be a while" until I can get
started because she needed to re-familiarize herself with the pump and how
it works.

Anyway, persistence does pay in the long run........  I'll keep everyone
posted ...........

Thanks to all who responded.

Allen in York, PA
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Forehand Jr" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2001 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Animas Pump


> Allen
>
> Just a few notes on this matter. Like it has been stated that the final
> choice should be yours. When I went on the pump my Endo and CDE both were
> fine with whichever choice that I made. At first I had started to go with
> Distrontic. My CDE was not trained on their pumps. But, she said if that
was
> my choice that she would get one of their people there to train me. So
maybe
> this is the case here. Maybe your dietician/nutritionist doesn't want
things
> to get away from her control. But either way stick with what you want as
you
> are the one that has to use it.
>
> Good Luck
> Karl
> pumping with Jake since/31/2001
>
>
> > Allen,
> >
> >   I'll bet your dietician/nutritionist is pushing the Minimed
products!!!
> > Beware of anyone doing this as they are probably on the payroll for that
> > company.  YOU are the one who will be wearing the pump.  Therefore it is
> YOUR
> > CHOICE as to which pump to wear.  If this person, who is getting paid by
> your
> > clinic to take care of YOUR needs is not doing her job then report her
> action
> > and let her know you won't be requiring her help anymore.  ALL pumps are
> > GREAT but YOU need to decide which one will best suit YOUR needs and
YOURS
> > alone!
> >
> > Good luck!
> >
> > Sylvia
> > mom to Joshua  pumping Dis H-Tron+ almost 2 years now and looking
forward
> to
> > getting Animas in the future.
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