Minimed Mio Advanced availability?

I’ve been getting these new infusion sets for the last 6 months or so and very much prefer them to the standard Mio’s. The inserter is faster and a lot less painful than the old ones. I use Edgepark, and they’ve just informed me they’re switching me back to the old ones due to availability and to avoid delays. Dang! Has anyone else run into this? Is there a different DME suppliers who does have access to them?

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@DrBB, I’ve had the same delay message from CCS. I believe it is a manufacturing/ transportation issue and not a supplier issue. Could be that they are manufactured in China or elsewhere in Asia. Don’t know for sure but the delay in availability covers pretty much all insets no matter which pump they are for. I am lengthening the time between changes even though I risk allergic flareups. I sure wish all this stuff were manufactured in the U.S.

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It appears unomedical (who mfg infusion set) is now ConvaTec, and may be causing some disruptions.

https://www.convatecgroup.com/our-categories/infusion-care/

I have received this notice from Medtronic.

rick

Note: I am a Medtronic ambassador. My opinions are my own. They did not pay me to say nice things. OK, they sent me a shirt and a cup but even I am more expensive than that.

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Edgepark silently switched me over to the Advance ones earlier this year and at first I was a little miffed, but rapidly discovered I liked them a lot. The regular Mios have a spring-loaded applicator that delivers a real hard thwack! that can be quite painful. The new ones are much easier and rarely hurt. Sucks if they’re not going to be available for a while.

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Medtronic had its direct clients select a backup set in place of the mio advanced. The idea being that is advanced mio were available it would be shipped but if not the backup would be shipped.

rick

Note: I am a Medtronic ambassador. My opinions are my own. They did not pay me to say nice things. OK, they sent me a shirt and a cup but even I am more expensive than that.

This is a worldwide problem. I’m in Europe and the Mio Advance isn’t available here either. I was switched back to the old Mio about 2 months ago.

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Thanks for the info, that adds perspective. And welcome back–haven’t seen much of you recently.

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I’m not due to reorder until October. Hoping the supply chain issue will have cleared by then.

DrBB, it seems unlikely that the supply chain will normalize until around January 1 of 2022.

rick

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Too bad, I like this infusion set.

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