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[IP] I AM SO ANGRY (trying this again)
Thanks everyone for your messages & support with the
Pacificare denial of the Animas pump today.
I've already exchanged several e-mails with one of the
Animas' reps who has been working my case. Have also
spoken with a regional manager of their sales division
who plans to fly into Denver to have lunch with me and
the ombudsperson. It's a start to the next level of
And the attorney boyfriend and I have talked about how
to focus on the legal aspect of Pacificare telling me
how to treat my diabetes. A call to the insurance
commissioner is on my list to do on Friday.
To someone who asked - am using MM507c currently. The
Paradigm works exactly the same (same basal rate
increment) except it has bells & whistles the 507c
doesn't have. Yes, I started pumping in 1985 (I can't
remember the brand, but it used rechargeable batteries
that swelled up). Due to the metal alloy used in the
needles in the old days I had to stop pumping in 1988
until technology caught up with me. Back on the pump
with the MM506 in 1992 or '93.
My A1c's have NEVER been below 7.0. I run high rather
than bottoming out with a .1u change to my basal.
Oh - I WON my tennis match tonight. She didn't know
what ran over her - I'd never beat this opponent
Keep up the supportive thoughts - I'll need all the
help I can gather!
Onward and upward. Thanks again.
-gail in denver
Dx'd T1 02/14/72 @ age 11, pumping since 1985-ish.
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