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Re: [IP] Also wondering which new Pump?



Thanks for the encouraging words.
Mike

Sent from my iPad

 > On Oct 27, 2017, at 10:50 AM, Melody Daniels
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
 > What indications are there of "the demise of Dexcom"? With Medicare recently
> approving CGM coverage, Dexcom is busy shipping out G5 to a whole new market.
> I also believe Omnipod is preparing to link to Dexcom, which could bring in
> more of Omnipod's 100,000 customers (although many of us are already Dexcom
> users).
> 
> 
> I'm truly sorry for everyone who is losing their pump of choice.   It's never
> in the consumer's best interest when big companies eat up the competition.
> 
> 
> Melody
> 
> T1D since 1996
> 
> Omnipod since 2012
> 
> Dexcom since 2015
> 
> ________________________________
> From: email @ redacted
> <email @ redacted> on behalf of Mike Delano
> <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 1:18 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] Also wondering which new Pump?
> 
> Thanks for the info on Medtronic. As a type1 since 1956 I find myself
> completely frustrated by the current business environment surrounding the
> insulin pump industry and how we are being bvictimizedb by the narrowing of
> our choices. I loved my Animas and prior Cosmo, now gone. I need to replace
> my
> current Animas Ping and plan to go with Tandem, but they are changing to
> proprietary infusion sets and they are on shaky financial footings. With
> Medtronic on proprietary CGM will that mean the demise of Dexcom. I truly
> believe the ADA (American Diabetes Association) and JDRF needs to come to our
> rescue/assistance. If anybody has any suggestions on how to get their
> attention
> please let me know. I am retired and have plenty of time to do
> something....just
> not sure where to start. I have managed to maintain a relatively positive
> attitude for 61 years but find the current state of affairs in our treatment
> options bfrustratingb to say the least. We deserve better than this, and
> shame
> on the greedy for using us to pad their pocketbooks.
> Sincerely, Mike Delano
> Portland, Oregon
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On Oct 27, 2017, at 9:39 AM, Vern Catron
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> I was on a MiniMed 504 pump when I started pumping 11/1999. MiniMed was
> bought out by Medtronic early 2000. That is when the fight began. I found the
> clinical support staff had no idea what to do working with the actual end
> users.
> Ordering supplies was a total nightmare and we were being over charged. Due
> to
> being overcharged we had to file a class action suit to be repaid. Medtronic
> is
> a monster in the medical device world, their business and sales tactics are
> predatory. Their sales people give kickbacks to Drs who prescribe their
> pumps.
> The sales reps make false and misleading claims about any competitors systems
> and quality. If your Doctor is pushing Medtronics they have a financial
> incentive to do so. Call Tandem and talk with them. Medtronics on insurance
> companies will underbid smaller companies by as much as 50% to become an
> exclusive supplier.
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message----- From: Michael/Becky LaSpina
>> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 12:24 PM
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: [IP] Also wondering which new Pump?
>> 
>> 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
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