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Re: [IP] Re: [IPn] Please help support Insulin Pumpers



Michael,

You might also consider contacting Animas since they are
just now trying to get their new pump approved and off the
ground.

Good luck.

8^)


--- Michael <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Have you considered seeking some corporate sponsorship?
>  I know this
> > is tricky, but it shouldn't be impossible as long as
> there's no
> > conflict of interest.  For example, if both MiniMed and
> Disetronic,
> > the two pump competitors supported our list/site, no
> one could claim
> > undue influence.
> 
> Yes, I've contacted them several times without success so
> far. 
> I've received a response from MM that they are looking
> into it, 
> I've never heard back from Disetronic, not even a
> respsponse to 
> my queries. Guess they don't consider what we do to be
> valuable, but 
> who knows. It is very discouraging sometimes to work so
> hard and be 
> rebuffed by the primary economic beneficiaries. But you
> folks on the 
> list are great and I will keep up the effort. Hopefully
> the pump 
> companies will see that they too benefit from the Insulin
> Pumpers' 
> community and help to support us.
> 
> >  And the meter mfrs. likewise -
> I'm working on some things with some of them. Hopefully
> we'll have 
> some action in the next month or 2.
> 
> > Their must be lawyers on this list who could advise you
> concerning
> > how to avoid possible liabilities if you took such a
> course.
> 
> Insulin Pumpers only will accept donations with no
> strings attached, 
> so it is not a problem. A non-profit can't really engage
> in much or 
> quickly becomes both tainted and messes up it's tax
> status.
> 
> Michael
> email @ redacted
>

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