Freestyle Navigator Users


Freestyle Navigator Users

Members: 95
Latest Activity: Apr 7, 2014

Diabetes Forum

Future of the Navigator - My Dinner with Abbott...

Started by Melissa Lee. Last reply by Melissa Lee Feb 12, 2014. 35 Replies

Freestyle navigator Let's complain

Started by John H. Last reply by Franco Dec 15, 2013. 41 Replies

Using on Abdomen

Started by Kristen. Last reply by Todd May 6, 2011. 3 Replies

completely off!

Started by DBolding. Last reply by Franco Apr 25, 2011. 9 Replies

anyone still using a navigator??

Started by Stacey Nagel. Last reply by Tuut Jan 24, 2011. 32 Replies

Navigator Discontinued?

Started by Jeremy and Anne. Last reply by Jess Sep 23, 2010. 29 Replies

Anyone in the US flown wearing their Nav?

Started by fgiraffe. Last reply by Baby Tee Jul 3, 2010. 9 Replies


Started by Donald. Last reply by Bradford Jun 21, 2010. 10 Replies

CoPilot Software and Mac

Started by Kim Black. Last reply by tschafer47 Jun 20, 2010. 7 Replies

The sensor coming off...

Started by Amanda Ferraro. Last reply by Baby Tee Jun 9, 2010. 7 Replies

Interested in the Freestyle CGM. So i joined.

Started by Diagnosis. Last reply by Joshua Marshall May 14, 2010. 7 Replies

Extending Sensor Life

Started by Baby Tee. Last reply by Bradford Apr 16, 2010. 7 Replies

Bagrat Mamasakhlisi

Started by Bagrat Mamasakhlisi Apr 15, 2010. 0 Replies

OmniPod users...

Started by Sami. Last reply by Sami Apr 9, 2010. 4 Replies

Kids & itching sites

Started by Mark. Last reply by Jeremy and Anne Apr 9, 2010. 1 Reply

Navigator sensor price

Started by Franco. Last reply by Franco Apr 1, 2010. 12 Replies

Out of Pocket Cost for Navigator

Started by Baby Tee. Last reply by Franco Mar 31, 2010. 7 Replies

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Comment by DMx2T1 on February 10, 2014 at 7:30am

Hi everyone. I just joined tudiabetes and was surprised to see this group. I was in the JDRD study re: CGMS in 2006-2007 and am still using my beloved Nav. I'm curious about how many people are still using them. I have several months of sensors. I'll switch to the G4 when and if I have to--I own one but haven't taken it out of the box yet.
How many in this group are still using a navigator? How are you doing with sensors?

Comment by Donald on September 13, 2012 at 5:48pm

Amanda Ferraro I still have a navigator that works. it is a shame Abbot discontinued them.

Comment by marti w on September 29, 2011 at 3:27pm
just received my last two boxes of sensors. presumably, ever. paid out of pocket of course because of the insurance deciding not to cover them last year [after my prior authorization was approved]
so i have 14 left. they might actually last me past the March 2012 cut off date for the refund but i'm ok with that. my nav is worth more than it's weight in gold to me and i'm going to miss it terribly when it's gone. good cash price from neighborhood diabetes though: $395 a box, plus shipping
Comment by Lloyd on September 9, 2011 at 8:47am
I have an update. The offer letter and shipping box arrived today. It is not "actual out of pocket cost", as I was told to expect. It is $2000 + $125 per sensor (none in my case, because they are expired). I am thrilled with this. :)

Comment by Jgos on September 2, 2011 at 4:44pm
Lloyd - I think you are a star !! Not all is lost my friend
Comment by Lloyd on September 2, 2011 at 8:59am
I'm SO glad I started this group, way back when :)
Comment by Melissa Lee on September 2, 2011 at 7:25am
Lloyd, I am SO happy for you. Hopefully that will offset the switch to another system for you. My insurance will approve a new CGMS annually, so I had no trouble getting them to pay their portion of a new system.
Comment by Lloyd on September 2, 2011 at 7:20am
They are sending out the paperwork to buy mine Back! It's not the $2000 offer I heard some got, but they will pay "actual out of pocket cost". I am extremely pleased and surprised.

Comment by Colleen on September 1, 2011 at 7:11pm
When I put my transmitter into the sensor the very first time it didn't move as smoothly as it should (luckily I had experience) and I felt I had to force it so I called US Customer Support. They told me to force it and that is when the pin loosened. I got a full five days out of two sensors but then started getting "remove sensor - alarms inactive". Thinking it was a user error I inserted three sensors ($$$) until I remembered the pin problem I experienced with my first unit in 2009. Back then Abbott was able to replace it and fix the problem without any future problems (at least until my display broke, ha, ha).
Comment by marti w on September 1, 2011 at 5:37pm
i have a lightly fractured alignment pin. and a severely fractured battery compartment cover. and the receiver battery compartment is cracked around the screws that hold in the metal contact points.... it's all wrapped in medical tape and i breathe very gently around it. changing the transmitter battery always makes me very nervous. melissa, sometimes my transmitter doesnt want to stay attached either, i suspect because of the fractures on the sides. when i put it on, i take a tiny skinny bit of medical tape all the way around it to hold the tranmitter to the mount. i wear mine about 20 days and this usually works to keep it from falling off

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