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enlite2 receiver range

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New Enlite Medtronic sensor

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CGM and air travel

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Minimed 530G with Enlite

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combining CGM and infusion sites into one

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wild CGM readings

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increasing the life of a medtronic cgm

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downloading the data

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Do you tape over the sensor?

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NBC News shows a doctor with a Dexcom CGM hooked up to an IPHONE!

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NBC News shows

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Comment by Greg on March 9, 2009 at 8:24pm
I was approved by insurance for the Navigator back in November, but I had to wait a few weeks until the supplier, Apria medical, had anything to ship. They were supposed to send me a 3 months supply, but in November, December, and January they came up with different reasons that I could only purchase supplies for 1 month (6 sensors) and I had to pay my insurance deductible in advance. And they always understimate my coverage and I wind up overpaying, etc. I thought this was silly and unheard of, and my insurance company says this is not how my policy is set up, but whatever. Apria managed to send sensors eventually. But here on March 9, I am out of sensors. I have called and asked since the end of Feburary, and I am told that they will have to call me back. No calls or explanation from them for a week now, but I keep calling.
So what is happening here - is Abbott unable to produce and ship anything? Is Apria in dire financial straits and needs money up front and can't afford to keep anything in stock? Are they both incompetent with no customer service?
Has anyone else experienced this?
Comment by Joanie on January 30, 2009 at 2:35pm
Alicia,

I like that one!!! I love how our significant others nick name us in regards to our devices :)
Comment by Joanie on January 30, 2009 at 2:34pm
Angi,

haha my boyfriend just calls me a cyborg...I guess he's old fashoned :)
Comment by angivan on January 7, 2009 at 3:12pm
My husband has nicknamed me "The Borg Queen"
Comment by Oyvind Berle on January 7, 2009 at 1:04pm
Hi, My name is Øyvind and i live in Bergen Norway. I use CoPilot software with Freestyle Liite
Comment by Alicia on December 18, 2008 at 9:31pm
my husband has nicknamed me "Beeps A-Lot"
Comment by Manny Hernandez on November 24, 2008 at 10:09pm
Comment by Jenny on November 11, 2008 at 12:44pm
Can't they make up their minds??

I had been approved for a CGMS, and box of sensors through my
insurance (CalOPTIMA and UCMG). I received both the transmitter and
sensors in August/September.

Now, today, Sandra Mendosa called from MM with bad news,... Seems even
though I've been approved and have the letters they are not contracted
with my insurance to provide the sensors or transmitter (!) SO: Even
though I have been approved for a refill of 10 sensors, they won't
send them out unless I buy them.

I did get a bill for the transmitter, I balked and they re-submitted
it and haven't received further communication about the transmitter.
All *I* know is they won't send the sensors now :-(

It is incredibly stupid this kind of thing couldn't have been caught
before I got all my happiness and hopes up. I'm wearing the
transmitter and am almost out of the sensors they did send me..

The lady herself is never rude, in fact she herself is very nice and
sympathetic to what's going on. but the fact she and I are even put
into this position is ludicrous. Good grief, does anyone know where
their hat from their head is? I can't afford to buy them all the time,
and had had hopes that if a small box of four were covered for say 2-3
months, I can get another box of four for interim supply, but it's all
up in the air now.

My heart is broken. This has saved me from 2 severe lows without
symptoms and for the first time in years I'm not afraid to strive for
good control because of the alarms drawing my attention to an
impending low. My last HbA1c was 6.7^ instead of the usual 8-9%

People say to 'Not take all this personally'. Well when it's you left
out in the cold of a favorite doctor's office, or not getting the
supplies you need to have, it is hard NOT to take this "Personally" as
it directly effects ME.
Comment by todd hunt on September 4, 2008 at 7:41pm
has anyone bpight anything fromheathwarehouse before?
Comment by Jenny on June 26, 2008 at 10:25am
Well, the minute I ordered sensors for the Minilink, the transmitter is showing signs of dying. It is over a year old.... But I'm crunching numbers to see if I can't make this. CalOPTIMA will say no and I know it.

But I've fallen for the beauty of the CGMS! I want this for me, and I want to be able to have what everyone should have. Though I am willing to pay for this, they don't do 'payments', so I have to either not pay bills for a pay period and put up with late charges or save for a few months to get one of my own. You know then something else happens and will take my saving for the transmitter. The person who lent it to me said to keep it all, then I would only need the transmitter alone. That saves me $250.00 and I already have the sensors.

Well, off to the calculator again... This has GOT to be possible. It just HAS to be.
 

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