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7/12/09 1:34 P

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I think I will phone my Dr. for a prescription tomorrow. I have discussed it but the insurance will not quote prices until I have a prescription. I have to go through a particular vendor...I saw red tape coming and just said forget it. But I have heard that the pump are great for treating type 1.

" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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7/5/09 4:30 P

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I have the paradigm 722 and the cgm. I'm excited for you and I think you will really like the pump. Hopefully ins will cover the cgm. I had looked into it when it first came out but ins wouldn't cover it. Then this year I found out it would be covered at 100% so I got one a few months ago. Sounds like you have a great Dr too. May God watch over your hubby in Iraq, my nephew is being deployed to there on 7/24. How much longer does your husband have over there? Good luck with the pump...that's exciting for you. Denise

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7/5/09 10:31 A

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I a getting the mini med paridigim sp? I am so excited!!! I have to say I love my new family doc see I moved to NC till hubby gets home from Iraq and so now I have a new doc and he will treat the type 1 and got me the pump right away he has all his type 1 patients on pumps!! I have to say he is so proactive and very good about being his patient advocates!! insurance is paying 100% of the pump and supplies!! how cool is that the only thing is they will not pay for the cgm but doc seeton is working on that!!

Edited by: CAREY.LISK at: 7/5/2009 (10:34)
"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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NESEKS Posts: 281
7/4/09 3:37 P

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I had to do the same thing back when I got my pump too. There's alot to learn, and at first it seemed a little overwhelming, but it's SOOOOO worth it. It really just takes a few days of using it and it all "clicks". What kind are you getting? Mine is Medtronic and they have a 24/7 help center for any questions or problems. Even though you have a set up appt when you have to change it the first time, you might think of new questions (or forget how they did something) and they will always walk you through whatever you're trying to do. Good luck...I think you'll like it alot. Denise

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7/4/09 9:35 A

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okay so I get my pump on the 7th and then have to wait for the set up training? whatever I am excited non the less!! this is going to make life so much easier.

Edited by: CAREY.LISK at: 7/4/2009 (09:35)
"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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7/3/09 7:48 P

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I get my pump and every on the 7th this month i am excitted

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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TALTEXANNA's Photo TALTEXANNA Posts: 409
6/30/09 11:22 A

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I have an animas pump, but not the ping. I have nothing but good things to say about animas as a company. They overnighted a new pump when my old one broke, and I just had to send the broken one back in, like, 7 days or something like that. I hear okay things about the ping, but just keep in mind that it's fairly new so may have gliches they haven't worked out quite yet. I've heard good things, so that might just be me being paranoid. Hope this helps!!

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HJENSEN7 Posts: 57
6/21/09 4:26 P

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i'm also on the Minimed 722 w/CGM. I've used Minimed for as long as I've been pumping. I've been very happy with the company and the product. They keep adding new features with each new pump that I like. I admit, I'm not very familiar with other pumps and their features.
The one thing I like a lot with the Minimed pump w/CGM is that you only need the 1 pump to adminster the insulin and take your CGM readings, not 2 things to clip to your belt like other pumps.

I've been on the pump for about 8 years and only had one die on me. I think that's pretty good for a piece of machinery that is working 24/7. I had my replacement the next day, too.

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RLEEGIRL's Photo RLEEGIRL Posts: 530
6/21/09 2:49 P

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I also use the Minimed and did take a tumble in a canoe (stupid dog) it was fine never had any trouble knock on wood,just got my CGM and got to set up appt, to get it going.I live on the beach and we have a boat and mom has a pool,I just unhook for about an houir at a time and just test before and after,never a prob with that .

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NESEKS Posts: 281
6/19/09 9:16 P

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I use the Minimed 722 with the cgsm also. I really like both. I've only had the sensor for a few months but I like being able to see if mu sugars are going up or down. It's not always right on target but at least usually close. I've used minimed since I've been on the pump for about 7 years now. They've always been very helpful when I've had questions. Whichever one you choose will be more convenient than injections. I love using a pump. Good luck. Denise

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6/19/09 1:18 P

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I use Minimed, and I like the pump alright but I think the company stinks. If the Ping had a CGM option I'd switch over in a heartbeat, mostly because the Ping is WATERPROOF, which would make my life easier for sure. The Minimed is splash-resistant, so if you flip your boat unexpectedly and go for a surprise swim, you'll be okay, but they don't recommend getting it wet. Some people aren't so water-happy though, so maybe that doesn't play a part in everyone's decision. : )
I do like all the different infusion sets Minimed offers, and as long as you live in the lower 48 you'll get a fast replacement if your pump ever does bite the dust. (I'm in AK and it took 3 days to get me a new one when mine broke.) Minimed has a nice upgrade program so that you can upgrade to the newest pump for a lot less than buying it up front as long as you're still in warranty (4 yrs).
Good luck with your decision making, in the end I'm sure you'll like either one!

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6/19/09 1:01 P

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I have a paradigm 522 with the sensor also. I have had Medtronic pumps since I went on the pump. I have upgraded a couple of times and just had my pump replaced due to a failure in December (only time since going on the pump in 1996!). I do like the CGM although as it has been mentioned, it isn't always on target!

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6/19/09 10:54 A

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I use a paradigm 522 with the sensor and am happy with it. The sensor is not always on target but for the most part it recognizes trends. I have had a couple of problems with my pump while travelling and have had a replacement couriered to me within hours. (No charge, by the way. Just had to return the broken pump by prepaid courier within 5 days.) A major plus in my mind. I think all pumps have good and not so good features. Go with what feels right to you. Good luck!

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6/19/09 9:34 A

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I'm curious about this too. I will be changing insurance in August and I would like to get a new pump since Deltec is not around anymore.

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I gave in and decided between anamias ping or paragram 722 I think?? anywho both seem very similar not sure so figured you all could give me so pros and cons of each.

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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