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Well, I have just had a new one done to me. I have purchased my
supplies from MM for 6 years!
I have begged minimed to sell the little silhouette cannulas
separately because I have site problems. That is, lots of skin area,
but having been poked 3-5 times a day for many years, I have lots
of areas that simply are not good for absorption of insulin.
Therefore I go through lots of cannulas, trying to get a good site.
Often, when it is time to change sites I may have to use up 3
Well, I have had a particularly tough time lately and am down to my
last few cannulas. I did receive 5 boxes of combos about the first
of July. So my average breaks down to about using a new cannula
every day and a half. Divide 66 days by 50 cannulas. I actually
use 2 or 3 with each site change, and then don't use a new one til
the next site change. Unless one hurts, pulls out, or some other
Blue Cross has told my doctor that I cannot have any more
because I am apparently using them every 7-8 hours and they will
not pay for them. My doc has said I have to have them...they
said I can't. Calls are going back and forth like crazy. I just
figured out that they made an error in their math - for one thing.
My doc will be calling me sometime today...this is crazy.
And yes I will ask BCBS how they can practice medicine without a
I asked the nurse, to tell me how to go off the pump, and she said
wait till I talk with your doc again.
Sorry, I am letting off steam here!!
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