Pumping Our Insulin


Pumping Our Insulin

Group for those that are pumping. Come and exchange tips on using your pump. Discuss the differences of the different types of pumps out on the market, infusion sets and pump accessories.

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Comment by Hector Gonzalez on January 11, 2010 at 9:48am
For those that have a MAC and want to use Carelink can install a virtual machine in your mac to emulate windows, and use the actual hardware you aready have ( your mac) .
Can use a sotfware call Pararells </<br /> Hope it helps !!
Comment by MelissaBL on January 10, 2010 at 7:40pm
Fear not, Tyler. I've pumped for ten years on like seven different models of pumps and never had a pump malfunction like those crazy one-in-a-million stories. You're going to love it!
Comment by Tyler on January 10, 2010 at 6:03pm
Hey Everyone.

So Im scheduled to start pumping this week. I have the MiniMed Paradigm, Ive been on Saline to get the hang of things..lots to learn, but I'm excited.

I read in the forums about some Horror stories, of pumps malfunctioning, emptying the whole cartridge at once, even read that some have died from this..Needless to say this scares the hell out of me. My excitement has turned to fear...

Any words of wisdom to ease the nerves??
Comment by Dan W. on December 20, 2009 at 9:15am
Hi Cristina -

You should definitely accept the carelink USB! I have a mac, and although you do need access to windows to upload from the pump, you can then access the site analyze data and create reports from the mac side, with a little tweaking...

I run windows via boot camp on the mac, and upload every week or so, but there are many options. The details can be found on a few earlier threads, I'll post the links if I can find them...
Comment by Christina Luis on December 19, 2009 at 10:27pm
Hi Everyone I have a pumping question - Madison has a MiniMed 722 - they offered us a CareLink usb device however the teacher informed me that it can only be used with a PC and no Mac. I know there are some Mac users here, how do you upload your pump #'s?
Comment by Amy on November 20, 2009 at 11:24am
I love my Omnipod. I wear it around my waist mostly. It is not really that noticeable. Most people will never know unless you tell them. :0)
Comment by Amy on November 20, 2009 at 11:20am
For the people who have moved to the omni pod pump.... can you give me you pro and con's? I think I would love it ; but my main concern is that I am very self conscious, and think that it would be much more noticeable than my current insulin pump (medtronic) that I wear in my bra... I love to hide my pump. It makes me feel more comfortable. thanks and let me know. amy
Comment by Sarah Keech on November 19, 2009 at 7:48pm
Sometimes it seems like diabetes is 10% of the problem and dealing with incorrect medical bills is 90% of the problem once we have reached an age where we pay our own bills. For awhile I had 2 insurances. You would not believe the billing errors when I had 2 and was not yet at an age where the billers would expect that. Every procedure came with a battle. I guess no one wants to hire someone who can actually keep clean records eventhough plenty of people are out of work and plenty of capable people are probably available. But I have to say the companies that are make pumps are the worst in this area because a portion of a pump is a lot higher than a portion of a lab draw. I feel like they go after every penny and they are big, rich companies. So we have to fight to make sure we do not get forced into paying more. Let the community know if you run into problems with Omnipod. If not then maybe eight years later I will get one of those. They seems harder to hide though. It really ruins the rest of the day to get an invoice like that. Just makes one want to smash things. If your bill is under a certain amount maybe you could try small claims court.
Comment by MelissaBL on November 19, 2009 at 7:31pm
I hear you, Sarah. I have been trying to clear up a bill I don't owe for a box of infusion sets I never ordered and returned. Still calling weekly and asking for an update 7 months later and still receiving invoices. I'm with Omnipod now and shouldn't have to still be fighting Animas about infusion sets they sent me, charged me for, etc. My insurance retracted their portion of the payment (because they didn't owe it since I returned the product) and now Animas says I owe the 90% that the insurance company took back, too! I'm so frustrated with dealing with that. I wish I could just get it settled. (And please, don't hang yourself. Don't give billing departments the satisfaction.)
Comment by Sarah Keech on November 19, 2009 at 4:42pm
I want to scream. EVERTIME I GET A NEW PUMP THE NEXT PUMP COMPANY SCREWS UP THE BILLING AND SEND ME AN INVOICE FOR MONEY I DO NOT OWE THEM. Last pump was Minimed Medtronic. They tried to bill an extra $5K until I started contacting a lawyer. Now Animus. The whole reason I went with a new company was to not deal with another medical billing nightmare. Always are mail is delivered after the office is closed. I was promised that they would credit me a certain amount is I mailed them my old pump. I mailed them my old pump and they have never credited my account for it. Last time I received an invoive they said the invoice was mailed before they received my pump and I owe nothing and that my insurance paid the remainder. Now a few months later ANOTHER $727 bill. THE MEDICAL BILLING PROBLEMS ALONE THAT COME WITH DIABETES MAKES ME WANT TO HANG MYSELF!!!!

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