Mike W
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Nightmare with Liberty Medical

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Dec 28, 2013. 6 Replies

While I could write a looooong story about the nightmare I am going through with Liberty Medical, I do not think it will do any good. They have been my supplier of all Animas supplies for the last 3…Continue

Reusing insulin when changing infusion set

Started this discussion. Last reply by DC Reporter Jan 21, 2011. 35 Replies

What do you all do with the insulin left in the canister when changing your infusion set? Is this something that you can reuse? Sometimes I have about 20 units or so and I feel like I'm wasting too…Continue

Finally ordered a pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unicornzzz Nov 29, 2010. 3 Replies

I am new to this site and very excited that I will soon be pumping.  I have done a lot of research and decided to go with the Animas Ping.  Now I just have to sit and wait for all of the insurance…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Mike W replied to Elyssia 's discussion 'Frustrated once again with workout lows' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I've been trying to figure it out for years as well. I've found some juice boxes will get me over the lies pretty quickly."
yesterday
Mike W replied to Meda-Kay's discussion 'Pump Supplies' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I switched from liberty to diabetes specialty center on bc/bs and have be very pleased. Not sure about monthly payments though."
Aug 9
Mike W commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"This is interesting and exciting info. I honestly think the applications for this advanced technology is seriously lacking. Imagine the possibilities of linking not only your own but possibly children's cgm and pump functionality to a phone or…"
Aug 3
Susan Van Abs replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I understand your rant about not hearing back from a sales rep. at Animas. They hardly ever call anyone back these days. It has been my experience too."
Jan 10
artwoman replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Or a message saying that due to weather etc... I believe they are in Pennsylvania."
Jan 7
Orpy replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I did get that message but how long does it take to process an online order. I'm beginning to feel very concerned. They say to wait for the next rep but then eventually bomb out with a lame message. This has NEVER happened before. I…"
Jan 7
Steve replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"When I called on Friday, I got a message that they were shut down due to the weather. This may be the root of the current problems. Steve"
Jan 7
Orpy replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Help! What is going on with Animas? I cannot get my order, can't reach anyone by phone...puts me in a queue and then never goes through. Says to call back. How am I supposed to get my supplies??? Even my endo office has no idea. I ordered on…"
Jan 7
artwoman replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I don't know where "local" is for you, but I had another suggestion for a company that had great customer service. The name is Mini-Pharmacy (I think it has been awhile) They are based in Los Angeles. I know that I got connected with…"
Dec 30, 2013
Mike W replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I know finding a local place is a pipe dream and that its my insurance company that is ultimately responsible for the places they cover. However, my bigger issue is trying to get a local rep to call. I don't care if I just want to say…"
Dec 30, 2013
Laddie replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Very few of us can get pump supplies locally, so you're right that you need to find a medical supplier that is accepted by your insurance. It really is your insurance company's responsibility, not Animas. However, maybe you could try again…"
Dec 29, 2013
Mike replied to Mike W's discussion 'Nightmare with Liberty Medical'
"CCS Medical has been my provider for pump supplies. They have been great with everything except one area which may not bother some folks. Supplies are shipped on time and primary billing goes off without a hitch. The issue I have had deals with my…"
Dec 28, 2013
Ernie replied to Mike W's discussion 'Nightmare with Liberty Medical'
"I am also on the BCBS Fed Blue, I still use Animas for all my supply orders, I had to get an override many years ago and never has been a problem since. I suggest you apply for a waiver and use Animas..."
Dec 27, 2013
artwoman replied to Mike W's discussion 'Nightmare with Liberty Medical'
"Diabetes Specialty Center (based in Utah I believe - telling you so you know you've found the right one) When I had Healthnet they were my supplier. Very cooperative and prompt with filling orders. I'd check them out and see if they work…"
Dec 27, 2013
artwoman replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"When I had a different insurance I used DSC from Utah. They were very nice and prompt. I used them because they worked with my insurance, otherwise it was out of pocket for everything. I think I f you called them (sorry, no longer have the number)…"
Dec 27, 2013
Dave replied to Mike W's discussion 'I just cant deal with Animas anymore!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Try these suppliers: http://www.ccsmed.com/ http://www.sugartest.com/ Both of them carry Animas and they do mail order."
Dec 27, 2013

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Date diagnosed
September 3, 2008
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6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping

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At 9:36am on January 6, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Mike.....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days (it's a leap year)!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 2:09am on January 6, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Mike. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:44am on January 6, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Mike!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 10:25am on September 9, 2011, Gary R. Taylor said…
Hi Mike,
Justy a word of encouragement. I was diagnosed the summer of 1950, have been pumping for 16 years. Used Disetronic for 10 years and Animas for 6. Have used a Dexcom for 4 years. Just had my 73rd Bday. No end organ problems. Have had good treatment, rigerous self control, and good luck. A1c'sgenerally 5.8 to 6.2. I figure that since 85% of humans will have some type,of medical issue (if they live long enough), Diabetes is as good as it gets. Keep a positive attitude, mind your P's and Q's, and have a great life.
Gary T
At 5:03pm on January 6, 2011, Linda G said…
Is that your little boy in the pic.... or is that you??? So cute!!
Greetings 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 1:28pm on November 29, 2010, Marie B said…
hi Mike, welcome! Let us know how you get along with your pump. I've been pumping 20 years. be sure to rotate carefully.
At 12:36pm on November 29, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD WIDE LOVING, CARING, GIVING AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know more "About Us": http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 7:15am on November 29, 2010, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community. I just started pumping a few weeks ago. I also went with the Ping. You're going to love it!
 
 
 

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