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Offline Pattidevans

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Pump replacement after 4 years
« on: 26 October 2017, 04:58:01 PM »
Hi all

Have been pondering this one since my clinic stopped issuing the new Roche Insight pump a. because of problems patients were experiencing and b. because the support from Roche seemed to be severely lacking.   I was told in May that I would have the choice of the Animas Vibe or the Medtronic next month when my renewal is due.  I wasn't looking forward to having a pump without a bluetooth handset.  A week or so back, during a trip to Bristol, Julian and I met up with Mike (Everydayupsandowns) for dinner and Mike was kind enough to demonstrate his Medtronic to me (it was actually quite funny with the pair of us waving our pumps at each other across the table).  Looked like a very handy sort of pump with all sorts of options, but it was quite a bit more bulky than the Combo and although it had a sort of bluetooth it wasn't fully "hands free".  My thoughts were that it wouldn't be easy to conceal in a dress (a fact which I am sure doesn't bother Mike.  LOL!)  Since Animas has pulled out of the USA/Canadian market I had some misgivings about that option too.

Fast forward to this morning when I had a phone call from the pump nurse regarding my prospective new pump.  I said "I think I can tell you what you are going to say.... because of Animas.... so I only have the option of the Medtronic?"  No, she said, not quite... and proceeded to ask if I'd like the Medtronic or whether I would prefer to stay with a replacement Combo.  Well I would really... the devil you know and all that, plus I know what I am doing with it etc and actually the technology is not all that much behind than the Medtronic especially since I am unlikely ever to get a CGM.  So she said she'd email the Endo and see if he would agree.  Rang me back an hour later and confirmed I can stay with the combo.  So actually I am quite pleased!

My thanks to Mike though, for taking time to give me an overview of his pump.  It really is very refreshing to talk to someone in person who uses the thing.  Also to compare BGs etc   I've always respected Mike for the effort he puts into his control and it was fantastic to know I'm actually doing OK and the odd blip happens to everyone.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #1 on: 26 October 2017, 05:04:03 PM »
That's great news Patti! I'm really pleased for you.

You can relax now, knowing things are 'fixed' for another pump's lifespan. Plus you will almost certainly be able to keep your old pump I would have thought... and since you'll be using the same consumables you will have a 'holiday spare' on hand whenever you need it.

And just think what shiny new options might be available in another 4-5 years time!
Mike

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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #2 on: 26 October 2017, 05:18:53 PM »
Well there's a thought Mike!  Just take the old pump on hols and not have to drag pens, cartridges and a million needles away with me!  Yaaay... will deffo ask to keep it!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #3 on: 27 October 2017, 09:31:40 AM »
hey Patti !!

good news and good result !!

T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #4 on: 27 October 2017, 12:10:28 PM »
I've still got my old Combo ! my prob now is, I haven't got any consumables for it though !
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #5 on: 27 October 2017, 07:26:19 PM »
Of course I shall be fine for consumables.  I am only a tad troubled by using old technology.. but hey... it does what I need!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #6 on: 28 October 2017, 12:19:54 AM »
Posted in error. Trying to delete. Can't find a delete button :(
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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #7 on: 28 October 2017, 09:44:11 AM »
Not to worry Alan.  Members have limited ability to delete and alter posts.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #8 on: 28 October 2017, 03:41:54 PM »
Glad you got the outcome you wanted there Patti. Another downside to the Vibe is there seems to be an issue with the battery compartment cracking. At least in my small group of 3 getting replacement pumps, 2 of us had the crack and there was 4 replacements in the last 4 years between us 3.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #9 on: 28 October 2017, 09:40:09 PM »
Liam, I must say I used your experience to talk to the DSN,
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #10 on: 29 October 2017, 04:00:28 PM »
Well the data set is small but 4 replacement between 3 of us seemed crazy to me. I had thought my replacement had been really bad luck on my part...
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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Re: Pump replacement after 4 years
« Reply #11 on: 29 October 2017, 04:19:50 PM »
Well the data set is small but 4 replacement between 3 of us seemed crazy to me. I had thought my replacement had been really bad luck on my part...

Exactly what I thought Liam.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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