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Re: [IP] I AM SO ANGRY (trying this again)



Hey Gail!

I've seen your messages before and just had to say, "You are one spunky
woman!"  I enjoy that in you.

I've been in  touch with Animas and am leaning towards them.  I've got a
referral to an internist who specializes in pumps and have talked to an
Animas rep.  Everyone seemed pretty happy that I have UHC.

Sorry you are going throught all this hassle.  But, somehow, I have a
feeling you will win in the end.

Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: "gail d" <email @ redacted>
To: "ip list" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, October 03, 2002 5:46 PM
Subject: [IP] I AM SO ANGRY (trying this again)


> I just got the call from Pacificare HMO Colorado's
> ombudsperson.  My request for the Animas pump has been
> denied, BUT they are willing to pay for a new
> Paradigm.
>
> Let's see.  Basal rate at .2 units from 1:00 a.m. to
> 4:00 a.m. and I am flapping on the bed from
> hypoglycemia.  Basal rate at .1 unit from 1:00 a.m. to
> 4:00 a.m. and my BG is at 350.  Hmmm.  I weigh 135, am
> 5'4" tall and take 22 units TOTAL per day.  Can you
> say insulin sensitivity????
>
> How in GAWD'S name is the Paradigm going to make a
> difference???!~!!!!???  It can't give me .05 units
> like the Animas.
>
> The ombudsperson explained that the reason they will
> approve the Paradigm is because it is in their plan.
> I said "He is NOT my physician and I do NOT need the
> Paradigm."
>
> I am soooo angry.  Animas is even willing to give them
> the IN CONTRACT price!  I cannot believe this
> STOOOOOPID decision.  Okay - I'm venting now.
>
> I also told her "I refuse to accept the Paradigm since
> it cannot improve my control from what I have
> currently with my existing MM pump."
>
> The folks at Animas have been diligent in making sure
> that Pacificare had the information they needed.  Am
> hoping they will help me out with the next appeal
> process.  That and my boyfriend the attorney.
>
> Ohhhh, I am not happy.  Time to go bash the tennis
> ball at my opponent...
>
> -gail in denver
> Dx'd T1 02/14/72 @ age 11, pumping since 1985-ish.
>
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