Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #1292 response to Vern Catron re: Medtronic.
Wow, this implantable pump sounds wonderful! I am so disgusted with
Medtronic for halting this in the U.S.
Thank you for sharing about this. I will definitely keep my eye on it, and
maybe even find myself in France!
On Fri, Oct 27, 2017 at 3:55 PM, <
email @ redacted> wrote:
> > I do not post often but I just have to respond to Vernb s statement
> Medtronic. Medtronic is all about money,
> period. When Medtronic bought minimed they acquired mini-medb s
> Pump which delivers insulin to your intraperitroneal cavity and is taken
> directly up by your liver. This is the most normal Physiologic delivery and
> works light years better than Subq delivery. Because of the money
> Medtronic never introduced it to the US market nor did they acquire FDA
> approval. It is approved in the EU and Medtronic does support the EU
> even though they have tried not to.
> I have had diabetes for 31 years and have always maintained a H1C of
> Since the diseases inception I have never felt metabolically healthy.
> Hard to
> describe but I am sure most of you know what I am talking about. I went to
> France one year ago and had the IP pump implanted. It has been the most
> wonderful thing for me, almost like being cured. No more roller coasters ,
> H1C is now 5.7 with no lows and I feel metabolically healthy.
> I have to go to France every 3 months, for the 10 minute refill procedure.
> It is fairly easy to get a compassion fda approval for the refill here but
> Medtronic would have to sign off on it, which they absolutely refuse to
> do. 6
> Americans fly over every 3 months. Check out the iipump.com
> There is a much smaller closed loop ip Pump with ip sensors in works. I
> hope it
> comes to market soon. After experiencing IP delivery I can not get excited
> closed loop Sub Q systems. There is much research about this. One thing
> that is
> scary to me is the amount of insulin needed for subq to work can cause
> hyperinsulinemia which is being linked to brain and cardiac issues and
> Just wanted to share!
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