been waiting on a replacement transmitter since march 2010. it’s cracked but it works
been fighting BCBS to pay for the sensors since april 2010. i have 9 left and no way of affording more out of pocket.
i’ve met someone who wears a dex, and i don’t like it.
i don’t like medtronic as a company at all and won’t deal with their local rep ever again [he tried to sell me on their pump when i was getting started and i caught him in several lies and he wouldn’t leave me alone until i was nasty to him over the phone]
even if i DID get a different brand there’s very little chance that BCBS will pay for the continuous DME supplies - they only mention the navigator in their coverage paperwork, and only then if they decide you are sick enough.
today when i called about the exciting new thing my receiver is doing [system initializing] i found out that it’s likely to be the battery compartment not making good contact. upon inspection, i reported to abbott that there is a crack around one of the screws inside the battery compartment. yesterday it did this and i had just set it down so i figured i had jarred the batteries. but today it was sitting flat and still on my desk when it did it.
they again offered me the $2k refund.
but… i bent the battery contacts and taped the battery compartment shut with surgical tape for now. and “told it i put a new sensor in” so i’m in the waiting 10 hours part of the cycle now.
seems to not be having any more contact problems, and i will treat it very very gently.
there is no word still on the replacements. i am now on the list for a replacement receiver AND a replacement transmitter unless i take the refund.
taking the refund means i go back to fingersticks every 30 minutes [i have crazy sudden superspeed BG drops and i don’t feel them] including waking up in the middle of the night a few times.
i am pretty sure i know what i am going to do… but i’m not going to tell you yet because i want to know what you would do