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 Zoe's discussion 'Detached Tubing and Warranty Follow-up' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"mine expired at the end of Nov and I got neither a letter nor a call."
Dec 10, 2014
Mike W replied to Earl's discussion 'Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"While true, this will not extend your warranty. So if you upgrade with 2 years left, you get 2 years on your Vibe. If you have 1 day, you get 1 day...."
Dec 4, 2014
Mike W replied to Earl's discussion 'Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"its funny, for years i have seen people begging for this come out in the US. now that its out people seem to be shying away. I guess people get used to what they already have. Granny, you realize you could use two receivers with the Dex, right? I…"
Dec 4, 2014
Mike W replied to Earl's discussion 'Vibe' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I am actually out of warranty for a few days now. I called Animas to order the Vibe and they said that my insurance (Federal BC/BS) will not let you order a new one just because its out of warranty. There has to actually be something wrong with it.…"
Dec 4, 2014
Mike W is now friends with Mike Campana, Callahan357 and Elyssia
Oct 9, 2014
Mike W replied to carrier's discussion 'Pumping Saline' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"It really doesn't hurt much and even if it does it's only twice a week vs. Mdi. There's a lot of people here to help. Best of luck!"
Sep 30, 2014
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."
Aug 30, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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

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Date diagnosed
September 3, 2008
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6.5
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
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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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