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Re: [IPp] How frequently do you get a new pump?

 Our pump is also coming off warranty. We use the Deltec Cosmo. Our rep
contacted us and helped us through the steps to obtain the new pump. New pump is
covered every four years by insurance, we also have Blue Cross. Cosmo is also
waterproof. We get to keep the old pump for a back up which I like. As for the
doctor only working with one type of pump, I believe that everyone should be
able to have a choice. What works for one patient, may not work for another.

----- Original Message ----
From: Sue Parker <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:48:59 AM
Subject: Re: [IPp] How frequently do you get a new pump?

Our insurance (Blue Cross) covers a new pump every 4 years but I'm sure all 
insurance companies will vary.  We use Animus 1250.  Waterproof and I have 
been completely satisfied with customer satisfaction.  We forgot supplies 
while on vacation and an Animus rep met us on the highway as well as shipped 
us supplies to our hotel room.  We are also eligible for a new pump this 
year.  I will be looking at all the options as well but really like the 
Animus for the waterproof feature.  And it is waterproof as the other pump 
reps will dispute.  My only complaint is a limited 4 hour block for basal 
times.  The new one may have fixed this limitation.  Good Luck.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lisa Hepner" <email @ redacted>
To: "Parents of Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2008 10:32 PM
Subject: [IPp] How frequently do you get a new pump?
> Our pump is hitting the end of its warranty and people have suggested it 
> is
> time for a new pump.  Do you get a new pump when the warranty is up? 
> Also,
> we currently have the Minimed, but I would love to keep our options open.
> We have been happy with the pump, but it is kind of a hassle that it is 
> not
> waterproof and I have found the customer service to be less than desired.
> We would also love to do CGGM, but it is not covered by insurance yet and 
> I
> also don't want to add another thing for my six year old to wear.  He
> transports so much gear now as it is.  :)  Our doctor only works with
> Minimed pumps so if we do end up switching we may have to switch doctors. 
> I
> really don't know why he is not open to working with other pumps :/
> .
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