I saw this new device online and thought if the pump is still denied…this may be an option.
It’s actually been around for awhile, I wrote about in at Diabetes1.org in their forum area - but no discussion ever went on from there - http://www.diabetes1.org/forum/Using_Insulin/IPort#61299. I’m like you, when I saw it thinking that when I no longer can afford to use the pump I’d like to maybe go with this instead (husband is retiring in 7 years - and even tho’ I put money away each month - not sure if I’ll be able to keep on pumping - sigh).
Anyway, I know it’s something I’d be interested in. I currently use an infusion set with my insulin pump, that is a steel needle (I think maybe 26-28 gauge???) - and I insert it manually every 3 days. If the I-Port is like this, then I’d be a happy camper.
Why are you being denied the insulin pump if I’m not being too nosey?
Anna from Montreal
Just came across a discussion at Diabetes Mine (found this via Twitter - the source of alot of my D info I find) - here’s the link for those of you interested in finding out more - http://www.diabetesmine.com/2007/06/the_other_iport.html