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Re: [IP] Ideas on Funding a Pump?


My daughter, aged 11 now, has had only one site infection in her 4.5 years
pumping.  She needed a course of antibiotics to sort it out.   Site infections
only look small ish but they are quite deep and need sorting out quickly.
However we use the Medtronic Mio sets, do you get those in the USA?   They
seem great and so far no-one I know  has reported a site infection through
using them.

Mum to Jessica, (11 yrs), UK, Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI), pancreas
removed at birth, pumping Medtronic VEO with full time sensors.  Also takes
digestive enzymes (Creon 25000).  Under UCLH, the bestest hospital in the UK
with fantastic care and support, also under GOSH for the CHI

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  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jamie Kovacs
  To: email @ redacted
  Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 9:41 PM
  Subject: Re: [IP] Ideas on Funding a Pump?

  Has Anyone ever had an infection from thier pump infusion set? I can't use
  IV preps cause they cause more infections. Any suggestions. I don't have
  insurance and little money. Any suggestions?

  On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 12:13 PM, Julie Miley <email @ redacted>

  > Laura:
  > The people who don't have Type 1, who don't go through trying to take
  > of it, have no clue. Let their comments go in one ear and out the other.
  > know the difficulties in dealing with Diabetes, so feel free to vent with
  > us.
  > I'm hoping your current pump will last a long time after the warranty.
  > hope you can find a "comfortable" way to get a new pump.  Hey, does your
  > have a relationship with any other pump manufacturer?  Might be worth
  > asking.
  > Julie
  > On 4/26/2011 12:49 PM, Laura Shapiro wrote:
  > > Hi All: I keep telling myself I'll be fine with no warranty. I have an
  > older
  >> Animas pump as a spare, though it is scratched and hard to read.
  > > But when family members say I would be fine back on injections, I get a
  > little
  >> upset.
  >> Anyway, my warranty goes out in early Aug.  My copay is fifty percent.
  > > I've been told I have no trade in value at all, due to my HMO's
  > relationship
  >> with Carecentrix. They (Carecentrix) said I will have to make a payment
  >> plan.
  > > Being self-employed, anticipating $3k in dental bills this coming
  > and
  >> unpredictable income........well, not sure about taking on payments.
  >> If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know.
  >> Laura in NM. Who prefer being under warranty.
  > .
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