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Re: [IP] 530G

HI Signe,

My understanding is that if the sensors are used off label, and if something
happened that they were not working correctly, then Minimed may opt not to
cover the cost of replacement, as they are not obligated to do so. Sometimes,
however, they surprise us- I feel it is all up to the technical support
representative you end up talking to.

I had some issues earlier this year with having to change out a sensor after 3
days and was denied a replacement sensor, and I almost ran out before my next
shipment. When it happened AGAIN, same issue, I called and troubleshooted with
them, and gave them all of the same information as before, I was sent a
replacement sensor.

They most likely will require the defective sensors to be shipped back to them
if they replace any sensors for you, as they told me they wanted to
investigate why mine seemed to fail before the 6 day window.

Hope this helps.


On Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:08 AM, Signe Myhren <email @ redacted>

I haven't heard back fromMedtronic yet about the shipping date for my pump,
which would be an upgrade. I contacted the local trainer, who was good, and
trained me on the Revel. She said Medtronic is pushing group training on the
530G, though if I really wanted one-on-one, I she could arrange for it, but
wouldn't be my trainer. I know I have mentioned this before, but I have never
used an inserter with my SofSensors, which I wear exclusively in the
The trainer said she has successful Enlite users who wear theirs in the
buttocks. She would give me tips.

At this point, I keep wondering if I should just go for off-label use of the
Enlites with my
Revel pump. My big worry with switching is that I won't find it easy to do
taping, will have to toss out numerous Enlites while I am learning, and that
Medtronic will deny me replacements. If I had a bloody SofSensor, I didn't
always need to call the help line, since I got 6 days out of each one. I
want to run out of sensors. At $95 each, I am betting they will be stingy
it comes to their replacement. Has anyone using the Enlites run out of them
found themselves with NO sensors because of it?

Also, are all readings on the Enlite spot-on? I am getting pretty good
with SofSensors, in that a Predicted Low sounds when I am already low, so I
test and treat,



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