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Re: [IP] Also wondering which new Pump?



This link is an update on where the various pump companies are with closing
the loop for an artificial pancreas.
 https://diatribe.org/automated-insulin-delivery

On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 12:53 PM, george lovelace <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Becky, I too became a member of IP in 98 when the choice was between MM and
> Disetronic. I called both companies and they both sent Reps. The Rep. for
> Disetronic was a CDE who had experience with both pumps and she encouraged
> me to fully investigate both pumps and she left an H-tron with me along
> with Saline so that I could "trial" the actual use of the pump.  The MM Rep
> met with me, he was a very popular guy with all the Endos and CDEs, had
> fantastic blue eyes and he seemed to really "charm" a lot of people.
> Unfortunately for me, he did not. He lied to me, he yelled at me one time
> and generally treated me like a child.  He said that they did not give out
> loaner pumps and I knew that others in my area had been able to get a
> loaner. He told me that Disetronic was a "dangerous pump" and would not
> acknowledge the production problems that MM was having at that time with
> cartridges/syringes.
>
> He moved to a different department years later so when the time came for
> replacing my 4 year old pump I again contacted ALL the pump companies in
> the market. That included Animas, who's Rep was a Type 1, I was impressed
> with the company and the product and started in the IR1000. Every 4 years I
> do the same, call the companies and see about getting a "trial pump". I was
> able to get a MM, or maybe Medtronic at that time, to actually try out (NOT
> with insulin) and I was just never really impressed with another pump. I
> came close with the Cozmo, but the timing on it didn't work out.  I still
> get that "800 lb. Gorilla" attitude dealing with Medtronic from time to
> time so I have always been leery of doing business with them. I too am now
> on Medicare but to avoid high copays chose AARP Supplemental, It has been
> good!  I think I will call Tandem to see where they are with Medicare and
> AARP.
>
> That's my story on it.  Wishing you luck with your choice and the Best of
> Bgs,
>
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 11:24 AM, Michael/Becky LaSpina <
> email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > So...my Animas PING is out of warranty in January 2018.  I am on Medicare
> > Part A and Part B with the Senior Advantage Kaiser plan.  So...when I
> look
> > at the Tandem Pump page on acquiring their pump; site states they do not
> > work with Kaiser or Medicare on Animas warranty? This is how I read the
> > site.  I do know Kaiser offers both 630g from Medtronic (which my CDE is
> > pushing) as well as Tandem.
> >
> > Wondering what issues cause IP members to NOT want to work with
> Medtronic?
> >
> > I became a member of IP back in 1998 and began with the MiniMed 507c but
> > after six years went with Animas and have been happy ever after...until
> > now.
> >
> > Will I regret working with Medtronic?
> > Becky LaSpina
> > Type I since 1957
> >
>
> --
> George
> Type 1 - 53 years - Pumping since 1998
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