Animas Insulin Pump Users


Animas Insulin Pump Users

For users of any model of Animas insulin pumps.

Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for Life, which accept insulin pumps and pump supplies (as well as other diabetes-related prescription items).

You can also approach your physician's office or local medical groups to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance in your area.

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Comment by Laura S. on August 24, 2011 at 8:19am
He had mine at change every three days, but they had been sending five boxes for years and years. I had ordered those every six months, but also a few times every 90 days.
So yeah, this is what Animas is cracking down on. It is not the *government* as one of Animas' employees told me. More likely an audit internal or external and they were told to double check prescriptions.

That said, they had authorization and coverage in their hand for five boxes for me, and they should have immediately called my doctor and fixed the issue and sent them. I hope they enjoyed all the phone calls they had to deal with because of my issue!
Comment by dawn100670 on August 24, 2011 at 7:29am
With all the problems you all have been having, I decided to call and order my son's supplies--his first order since getting his pump. The rep checked everything and said my order will go out in the next couple days. I asked whether it was a 30-day supply or a 3-month supply, and she told me 3 months. I told her I'd been hearing about people having difficulty getting their orders shipped. She said the only orders they're having issues with are where the doctor writes the prescription for anything other than a set time ("change site every 2-3 days" vs. "every 2 days" or "every 3 days"). I don't know if this is accurate or not, but it's what I was told. I will check tomorrow to see if our order has shipped.
Comment by Laura S. on August 23, 2011 at 8:52pm
Apparently though, this is just Animas.
MM said they are not doing this.And my initial order supposedly went to Edgepark and then oh, no it didnt and then oh yes it did (I dont even use Edgepark).
Comment by stjrhein on August 23, 2011 at 7:54pm
Well I talked to our endo's office yesterday and they called the Animas rep who meet me at the local library with samples to hold me over, she said that they have new rules for scripts and that they are back logged. Said I was the 3rd person she had talked to today. Got an email from Animas last night that said our supplies had been shipped and would be received Thursday. (UPS's website confirmed)
I have had really great customer service from them in the past but the run around was more stress than I can handle.
They came through in the end but you should not mess with people's health!

Although, we had received samples of Orbit 90 but I was nervous about trying them. I think I am in love. My son liked them allot. We will see how it goes over time but I am impressed so far. Maybe it is a good thing. If I was not frustrated by Animas we would never have discovered Orbit.... :)

Laura and Kphil06 I am sorry you have had frustrations too!
Comment by kphil06 on August 23, 2011 at 7:02pm
wow... interesting to read all of these comments about people having trouble with Animas filling scripts for pump supplies. I'm having the same issue... ran out about 3 or 4 weeks ago and back on MDI.

My story: call Animas and order new infusion sets & cartridges. I want green this time. Very nice people & pleasant.

1 1/2 weeks go by... I call Animas to ask about when they will be shipped out. I am told they are ready to be sent out and that the operator at Animas would personally see to it that it got sent out the next morning and that I should get by Monday the latest.

It's now thursday: no supplies. I call back. The woman basically accuses me of lying that I spoke to someone earlier that they had been ready to ship and says they are waiting on my doctor.

Call my doctor: they say that they never received a fax but would call it in.

Week goes by: call Animas. no answer. Leave a message & no one calls me back.

Pretty different service from when I initially got the pump back in April!!
Right now: I am in limbo.... I miss my pump.
Comment by Laura S. on August 23, 2011 at 2:27pm
Any updates stjr?
Carecentrix called today. Big deal.
The lady said we just wanted to make sure you got your order. We cant guarantee that in the future your order will not be cut down to less......
She didnt care one bit about the employee who told me proper training meant we would never need spares...
Comment by Laura S. on August 21, 2011 at 9:05pm
Hope it all works out for you tomorrow!
Comment by stjrhein on August 20, 2011 at 5:58pm
Thank you for your support. I am calling the Dr. on Monday, we need to explore our options.
Comment by Laura S. on August 20, 2011 at 9:38am
Someone on another list said Advanced Diabetes idea on them.
Comment by Meda-Kay on August 20, 2011 at 9:20am
stjrhein, I use an animas one touch ping, but I don't get my supplies from animas. I get them from Liberty Medical. I've not had any problems with supplies or customer service from them. I've also used Edgepark in the past, but I don't think they have their customer's best interest at heart. I've also used Byram Healthcare which is also a supplier and I loved their service. I use a steel infusion set so my prescription reads to change every 1-2 days. I usually make it to 2 days. Even though it's written this way, BC/BS will only allow 5 boxes every 90 days, which is fine because I don't have set problems with the steel sets. Good luck. Shop around to get your needs met.

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