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Re: [IPu] (Fwd) FW: Disetronic cartridges and infusion sets on Governmen



Anyone one know how long after getting a pump a health insurer will pay for
a new one?

This is very relevant to us if minimed take any length of time to get
approved.

Ian


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tori" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [IPu] (Fwd) FW: Disetronic cartridges and infusion sets on
Governmen


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> Hi Lynette (again)
>
> The prefilled cartridges used by the Dtron plus are insulin pen
cartridges.
> I had a bit of a play with a Dtron plus a few weeks ago and got to ask all
> the fiddly questions, which is how I know. I think the Dtron plus also has
> an option of using a reservoir, but am not 100% sure on that (I can find
> out if you want).
>
> The Disetronic rep up here (Brisbane) is a really lovely lady - whop
> coincidentally knows my sister, I recently found out - who wants me to get
> a D-tron plus (I am currently on a Minimed 507c, which I adore), and I'd
be
> happy to contact her with any questions you might have.
>
> Cheers
>
> Tori
>
> At 12:43 PM 17/04/2003, you wrote:
>
> >Hi Alan,
> >Again, forgive my ignorance, but are Disetronic reservoirs pre-loaded
with 3
> >mls of insulin? (Unlike Minimed which, as you know, we load.)  It's only
for
> >interest sake I am asking. I didn't really have an option when I went on
the
> >pump, Minimed was the only one my endocrinologist knew, and had the
contacts
> >for.
> >
> >As for the minimed inserter: I am certainly in favour of it!!!
> >
> >I will have to be patient and wait for Minimed's application to go
through. I
> >would assume it will be approved if the Disetronic infusion set is. The
> >nuisance of it will be (as Tori has mentioned) may be that to be covered
by
> >the insurance I will have to be admitted to hospital just to get the
> >supplies!
> >Lynette Wamsteker
>
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