I have 4 infusion sets left. That is 12 days for me and I need to get in an order. Have been rationing out pump supplies since I retired, as I have to pay out of ocket for them until I meet my deductible ( which will be this month).
I am currelty using 9MM Medtronic Minimed quick sets. I have been quite active this summer, and have lost about 8 pounds. I find that I am getting a lot of crimped cannulas with these sets, more so than before I lost the weight. I do rotate the sites, but find that I am still getting those annoying, the-pump-will-not-tell-you-about limiteddeliveries:The flow of insulin is not comletely stopped, so I do not get a NO delivery warning. Been getting a crimped cannula and faulty delivery at least once a week now. It is quite aggravating. Should I try out the silhoettes infusion set samples I have?;or change back to the 6 millimeter Quick sets which I used when I first started the pump? Or use other suggested infusion sets? I am moderatey active: aqua aerobics, gardening,walking, will be getting a new bike soon. May take a spin or Zuumba class in the Fall.
Would appreciate a suggestion before I turn in the order this week. I will have to pay out of pocket, I think, and am just getting enough to last through the month. Question #1 :Which sets for the shortterm ( or long term if I stay with the MM Paradigm 522?)
My pump warranty is up, and I do not know if I will stay with the MM once the insurance deductible is met. My Insurance, Medical Mutual, will pay 80% of my pum supplies,including the price of a brand a new pump, then. I want something that has a less fussy and more reliable, integrated CGMs than the MM; and I am willing to wait for it,a bit. But I have to get it this year when I have the 80% coverage. I go back to paying a high deductible in January 2013. Question #2 Which new pump/CGMS for me? Minimed 523? Wait for the new CGMS with the more reliable sensors that is available in Europe? should I wait for the Integrated Animas with DExcom?.. Or stay with the MM 522 indefinitley?
Thanks TuFamily, for your concern and input.