I recently got a new minimed pump. I switched from an Animas pump.
I like the new one except that the new infusion sets cause an incredible irritation even during the first day.I never had this on my animas pump. Even though the sets appear nearly identical. I did a switch of the canula and the minimed tubing fits it perfectly. I got no irritation with the animas canula and the rest being minimed.
I notice that they package these supplies in a way that makes it impossible to mix them even though they are totally interchangeable. Of course the cartridges are not interchangeable though.
I called minimed about the trouble and they told me there is nothing they can do and to speak to my doctor about an allergic reaction.But they do not sell or recommend any other products to be used with the pump.
So I am sort of stuck. I either have to buy double the insulin pump supplies, and throw half away. Or switch pumps which is about $6000.
I know they want the business to flow through them as their profit comes from the supplies and not the pump, but I also know that they do not manufacture these supplies themselves. So why not allow a second company for this kind of thing?
Does anyone else have a solution for this? If I could find someone who had a similar problem with Animas canulas, we could switch. but the reality of that is probably problematic.