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Roche Accu-Chek Users

For those who use this amazing insulin pump or are interested in know something about it.

 

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Comment by Mike Ratrie on April 12, 2014 at 3:57pm

Elizabeth,

What sort of things are you looking for in a pump.

I think for most people, it is a personal choice and it helps to create a list of things you/your son finds important and then begin to narrow down your choices from there.

When I first started looking at pump therapy, there were only two choices, and the Disetronic (now Roche Accu-Chek) was the only one that offered a "water-proof" design. This was high on my list because I was spending a lot of time sailing.

Ever since, I have stayed with the same manufacturer because they have given me a good incentive to stay.

Additionally, since Roche has been in place, the customer support has been very, very good.

Hope you can give us some more feedback on questions you might have.

Comment by Mike on April 12, 2014 at 2:52pm

@ Elizabeth.....I have had nothing but great experiences with the Combo. I have been using it for almost a year and would never go back to MDI. The "remote control" functionality of the meter is what sold me on it (I picked this one out rather than my doc or the insurance company) and very rarely have I every bolus'ed or used the controls from the pump (except when changing out the cartridge / tubing). The only downside worth mentioning is that Accu-Chek really seems to have shorted everyone on the cases for the Combo. Seems like the ladies have more choices but for the men it's a little limited, particularly for wear with business attire.

Comment by lisaNC on April 11, 2014 at 9:17pm

Will he also be using a cgm?

Comment by lisaNC on April 11, 2014 at 9:16pm

Comment by Elizabeth on April 11, 2014 at 7:28am

hi just looking for some feedback, thoughts on the accu chek spirit pump..we are looking at pumps for our 18 year old son...thanks!

Comment by Marie B on March 26, 2014 at 6:38am

Khurt, someone in the chat room mentioned this pump holder

http://www.greatmedicalsupplies.com/supply~insulin-pump-supplies~CL...

I used to have the same one (well, I still do somewhere, but it's a bit worn). The clip on this thing will stay clipped, even to your underwear. It is comfortable too.

I was wondering if anyone here has been trying lately to get Accu-chek pump sales on the phone. I JUST found out we are getting new insurance April 1st, and it's even worse than the pathetic one we have now, and knowing my pump has about a year left (not to mention some worsening wear on the rubber around the buttons), I simply must get a new one before next Tuesday. Please let me know if anyone has tips - I have left multiple messages and waited on hold for a long time, and nothing.

Comment by Khürt Williams on March 22, 2014 at 11:53am

@MarieB I ordered spibelt but they shipped me the wrong size (kids version). I'm hoping that will help. I wrote about my experience on my blog.

@Mike, I'm in a corporate (business casual) environment. No t-shirts/jean etc. I do a lot of technical presentation and I will have people looking directly at me and that bump. I would rather have them wonder about my weird looking pager than about what I have under my shirt. One of the offices is the state supreme court. At least twice a week I'll be going through metal detectors. Pointing to the insulin pump on my belt is easier than untucking my shirt in public right before a meeting.

I'll keep searching. Most of the solutions I've seen so far, seem to be geared either toward women, or children or men who work in casual environments.

Comment by Marie B on March 18, 2014 at 7:48am

other than the case issues Khurt, how's it going? I just checked and I have 588 days left on my Spirit......

Comment by Mike Ratrie on March 17, 2014 at 4:41pm

Khurt,

While I don't find the belt you linked to very appealing for a variety, I can tell you after the first day of seeing you with the pump on your belt or causing a bump under your shirt, no one will pay any attention to it.

I did trade shows for AT&T for many years. Every one was casual dress - polo shirt with khakis or dress slacks - the pump was always on my belt in a plastic or fabric case. Out of literally thousands of people that I spoke with, a small handful wanted to know what kind of pager/cell phone I had on my belt. For the rest it was a total non-issue.

I currently work part-time as a server (just one of my jobs!). Again, casual dress. Most days I wear the spibelt, and yes, there is a bulge under my shirt, but not one question about the pump/cause of the bulge.

Comment by Marie B on March 17, 2014 at 12:58pm

it's unfortunate they haven't brought back the old clip case.
lots of people here like the spibelt (that thing you linked us to Khurt, is pretty bizarre looking)

 

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