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I am trying to support and sign from the UK, but it won’t accept our postcode, is this for US supporters only,  It appears to be only for US, at least at this time. We’ve urged the ADA to open this up outside the States, and will continue to do so. As well as collaborate with others inside the US and abroad on this issue of Insulin Affordability, Guess what? The current administration doesn’t give two shits about people with chronic illnesses. They just want these people like use to die and get out of the way, My last refill of Humalog and Lantus pens were $3200.00 combined charged to Medicare with a co-pay. Insulin has been around since the 1920’s, this is not a new drug. Big Pharma always says the main part of the cost is for research and we fall for it, Novalog viles I buy 3 monthly @ $900 and use the Omni Pod insulin pump. With Medicare it will not support my pods that are filled with insulin at an additional $900 per quarter, It also depends who supplies your insulin some pharmacy give a better co-share. Most are 80% but have found that Costco gives 90%. Not sure if this is from a brokered deal teachers union.
These price hikes affect many of my friends and family on insulin but also, the PWD needs to do research on what new treatments are available and have your endo’s prescribe these new treatment. Mention afrezza to your endo to see what he tells you,Ugh. Secrecy around every curve. Meanwhile, while the finger pointing goes on, people are getting sick and some are dying at the hands of this whole greedy process. Parking lot drug deals are becoming commonplace, only it’s not illegal drugs, its life saving medication that people can no longer afford to buy legally. And this is the greatest country in the world??? That would let even insured people have to resort to this because the cost to pay is out of the question??? Shame on big pharma, for profit insurance and corporate greed and our government for not putting a stop to this. It’s embarrassing when people from around the world would love to send those in need some of their own insulin if they could!!! It’s a shame, really. Makes America look so bad.
One of their recommendations is to use the Inserter, but they didn’t clarify if the problems encountered specifically affected people NOT using the inserter. I wish they’d tell us that (I asked in a comment to their Facebook post; no response so far) , According to the PR manager with BD, who responded to my questions when posed to both BD and MedT’s notice to us, 1. In the notification, Medtronic suggests a way around this issue is to use the Inserter, but the letter doesn’t specifically say if the problems are limited to those who have not been using the Inserter but manually inserting the Pro-Set. Can you elaborate?
“We do not want to speculate on a root cause until we thoroughly review the feedback from those who reported any level of difficulty with the infusion set and complete the analysis of this information. Therefore, we don’t have more granularity to share right now on MiniMed Quick-serter vs manual insertion. If customers wish to continue using MiniMed Pro-set, the reminders will help optimize their experience with the infusion set and minimize their chance of a kinked cannula.”
2. What does this mean, in terms of the full launch of the Pro-set that we understand was planned for early 2017? Does this delay the launch, and when can the community expect to see this fully-launched,It would be premature right now to speculate on new timelines. As I mentioned in the response above, right now we are focused on thoroughly reviewing the data to determine possible causes and work towards a solution in an expedited fashion. Once that work is complete, we will determine the next steps toward full commercialization, I recently changed to t-slim and kept having this issue with their sets. My rep finally suggested I try the sets I used with my mini-med that was usable with my t-slim. Haven’t had a problem since but I do use an inserter with these.
Ouch! I guess my 16+ year relationship with Disetronic/Roche will come to an end! It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster ride, but mostly beneficial for me. Thanks for the support Roche, The lack of vision and (smart business perspective) within Roche is simply astonishing. And going along with that, they haven’t closed the door on selling pumps in the future when it comes to future innovation… no clue what may happen, and I suspect they also have no clue what they’re doing. Which probably doesn’t bode well for Accu-Chek customers. -MH, Mike, I had the Disetronic pump pictured in the article. I also had the Disetronic model prior to that. First choice after Minimed. Their selling point was they sent two pumps! It was great. I am very concerned to hear about “acquisitions”! I love Tandem and am excited about their pipeline as well as the Insulet pipeline. I can only hope that those will become reality! Medtronic was a huge factor in the demise of Cozmo (best pump ever), and I hate to see them sucking up the smaller-and often better-IMO-options. Sad.

Michelle Cervantes

Michelle Cervantes

Hi, I'm Michelle and I am a committed campaigner for the promotion of healthier lifestyles. I love my mom, I've tried to have a healthier lifestyle for my mom. Everyone should be happy and healthy life

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