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Re: [IPk] Pump +

Clarification: CGMS is the registered trademark name of Medtronic's CGM 
technology product that is definitely available in the UK for short-term use 
to determine a patient's glycemic profiles without the patient seeing the 
data in real-time:

CGM technology is the generic category of which CGMS is one type of product.

Short-term use of a CGMS is covered on US health insurance and, to varying 
degrees by the NHS if your hospital has bought a CGMS unit. Steve's 
short-term use of a CGMS device within the UK may be entirely at the expense 
of the NHS.

Longterm use of CGM technology in the form of a DexCom STS or Medtronic 
MiniMed Guardian RT or Medtronic MiniMed Paradigm 522/722 insulin pump is 
not covered by US health insurance at present. The insulin delivery supplies 
for a 522/722 are covered but the glucose sensors are not.

It is all very confusing and if I did not work in diabetes technology 
professionally it would be a muddle to me, I know it would!!!

Type 1 13 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 2.5 years; diabetes 
care industry 3 years

----Original Message Follows----
From: "June Searle" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IPk] Pump +
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 23:44:04 +0100

Hi Steve

I'm really envious and wouldn't knock it if I were you.  I wish I could try 
this and certainly would not mind it long-term.  Surely you are not in the 
UK.  I know it is possible to have this provided in the US on insurance.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Hargreaves" 
<email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 9:49 PM
Subject: [IPk] Pump +

>Pumps & Gadgets
>OK - Pump for the last 4 years - and now Pump + CGMS. Why do I feel like 
>I'm more machine than man?
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