I am a relatively new Medtronic pump user (since last December), and I just received my first set of "refills" of my Enlite sensors and Quick set infusion sets from Medtronic. I was shocked that the original cost was over $2000 for a three month supply, and fortunately my insurance paid all except about $400. I don't know about anyone else, but I am a senior citizen and my husband and I are retired and I know I will not be able to afford to pay $300-400 every three months for refills in the future. We just don't have that much income. I am seriously considering keeping the infusion sets and sensors in for as long as they last, just refilling the reservior when necessary and unattaching and reattaching the sensors when it says "sensor end". Are there any major risks to doing this? Also, if any of you do keep them connected longer, what is the longest you have ever experienced? Thanks for any comments!!
Yes, I do know that the recommendation from Medtronic is every three days on the infusion sets, and every six days on the sensors. Just asking if any of you try to extend their use in order to save money.