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minimed and trade ins...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Nov 5, 2011. 5 Replies

Anyone know if Minimed offers competitors trade-ins? I had been with Minimed for 8+ years when I decided to switch to the Animas Ping. Long story short, I was really looking forward to their Dexcom…Continue

Do you ever get stuck...

Started this discussion. Last reply by jewels Feb 12, 2010. 8 Replies

...With high blood sugars? Yesterday I was stuck in the lower 200's. I'd give a correction bolus and test 2 hours later, and bolus again. I went to bed around midnight, changed my infusion set, and…Continue

Dexcom 7 plus trial.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theodore Quick Nov 14, 2009. 5 Replies

Has anyone here done this, and how did you go about it? I'm having mixed feelings about my MM CGMS, and would like to check out the competition. I've heard rumors that they will soon link it to other…Continue

Crazy blood sugars!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristin Nov 7, 2009. 4 Replies

I woke up this morning at 7:30. My sensor showed I was 63. My meter showed 65. I was being lazy and restoring Windows on my computer.... Yes, again! So an hour and a half later I have some black…Continue

 

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Mike replied to Mike's discussion 'minimed and trade ins...'
"That's too bad. The Ping was free to me after insurance and trade in of my old Paradigm. I'll have to see what Aetna has to say."
Nov 5, 2011
MossDog replied to Mike's discussion 'minimed and trade ins...'
"How much insulin that shoots out when priming is completely up to you.......... just let off the button faster When rewinding to change the battery just tap the button to prime instead of holding..............no waste If you use more insulin that…"
Nov 5, 2011
Scott E replied to Mike's discussion 'minimed and trade ins...'
"And I had a bit of "buyers' remorse" after upgrading from an older Minimed to a newer one. It's good to see the opinions of someone who switched. Not to say one is worse than the other -- the Minimed has plenty of quirks and…"
Nov 5, 2011
Mike replied to Mike's discussion 'minimed and trade ins...'
"How much insulin that shoots out when priming...waste. The need to rewind and prime when simply changing the battery... more waste. Limited to 200u of insulin... less after priming. Silly menu flow ie combo boluses. After setting bolus amount it…"
Nov 5, 2011
Kari replied to Mike's discussion 'minimed and trade ins...'
"Don't know! But I'm just curious......what do you hate about the Ping?"
Nov 5, 2011
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minimed and trade ins...

Anyone know if Minimed offers competitors trade-ins? I had been with Minimed for 8+ years when I decided to switch to the Animas Ping. Long story short, I was really looking forward to their Dexcom integration, but absolutely hate the pump. Even if the FDA approves it, the pump will probably still operate as it does now. I've had it for 5-6 months and can't stand it. Has anyone had any success trading in their Animas for a new Minimed?Thanks,MikeSee More
Nov 5, 2011
Jay and Mike are now friends
Jun 29, 2011
Mike replied to Victoria's discussion 'New to Animas'
"I did the same 3 weeks ago. Just a heads up... Animas will send a letter to you prescribing doc about you declining the class. I did a ton of research online prior to ordering mine as well. I've been very happy with the decision. Enjoy your new…"
Jun 23, 2011
Mike replied to kellyone's discussion 'Ping cost question'
"That's BS! That was the whole reason I just switched to the Ping from MiniMed. I was assured when I ordered it, that I could upgrade to the new Dexcom integrated pump for the $299! I'm going to have to make a call to them out on this one."
Jun 20, 2011
Mike replied to Will D's discussion 'Viatamins. Do you take them and if you do which ones?'
"I use the Nature Made Diabetes Health Pack sold at Costco. I've heard some debate that it's no better than a daily vitamin, but it has things in it that diabetics are typically lacking."
Jun 16, 2011
barbie61 replied to Mike's discussion 'Need help with my I:C and ISF...' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Is all good...have a good night"
Jun 14, 2011
Zoe replied to Mike's discussion 'Need help with my I:C and ISF...' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"No problem, I come on a bit strong at times!"
Jun 14, 2011
barbie61 replied to Mike's discussion 'Need help with my I:C and ISF...' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Okay forgive me I understand what you are saying..I guess I took it wrong"
Jun 14, 2011
Zoe replied to Mike's discussion 'Need help with my I:C and ISF...' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"My intention was not to put your opinion down, Darlene. Oddly, I responded because I felt you were putting the OP down for asking our opinion, and the responders down for suggesting things other than talking to her doctor! Some of us rely more on…"
Jun 14, 2011
barbie61 replied to Mike's discussion 'Need help with my I:C and ISF...' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Yes I have set my pump on my own, so I know what your talking about...I do have experience with a pump. But everybody is entitled to their opinion but I feel like your putting mine down...sorry that I even commented"
Jun 14, 2011
Zoe replied to Mike's discussion 'Need help with my I:C and ISF...' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Many of us set and tweak our own numbers, Darlene. I would go crazy if I had to contact my doctor everytime I needed to make a change. I've learned more on here and from reading Using Insulin and Pumping Insulin than I have from a doctor. I do…"
Jun 14, 2011

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
A place to discuss diabetes.
Date diagnosed
October 14, 1988
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM Paradign 722

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At 8:15pm on June 13, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mike....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 4:12am on June 13, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Mike. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 9:00pm on January 6, 2010, Maddy said…
Hey mike :D
how are you doing?
At 5:40pm on October 23, 2009, Mikey Irish said…
Hey Mike...wecome to the site..Lot of good people and information here.

100 is harder to hit than the powerball if you ask me lol
At 10:09am on October 19, 2009, Robyn said…
Hi Welcome!
 
 
 

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