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An Unhealthful Gamble

An Unhealthful Gamble

Uninsured Diabetics Take Risks When Buying Supplies September 21, 2009|By JANICE PODSADA, [email protected] As the recession continues its bloodletting, many out-of-work and uninsured diabetics are finding it increasingly difficult to buy needed medical supplies. To save money, some are testing their blood sugar fewer times a day and dosing less often, putting their health at risk. Others are turning to classified ad websites, such as craigslist, for cut-rate prices on glucose test strips and other diabetes-related supplies, including insulin pumps, and pre-measured insulin pens, which are both prescription items. But buying medical supplies from such unknown sellers is a gamble. The offerings might be expired, tainted or even counterfeit, the Food and Drug Administration said in a statement. "Whoever is selling some of these items is selling a ticket to die," said Mayra Grimaldo-Cagganello, coordinator of health education services at Charter Oak Health Center in Hartford. Insulin pumps are prescription medical devices whose use must be carefully monitored by a doctor or nurse, Grimaldo-Cagganello said. But a recent ad on craigslist listed an insulin pump for sale for $1,000. New, they can cost on average about $6,000, with some priced at more than $10,000. The ad read: "Nurse needed to train, or you can go online for detail training. Just need insulin from doctor. . . . You will [lose] lots of weight, no more injections, price negotiable." Another insulin pump ad said the device came with some insulin cartridges, but no instructions. "Someone using an insulin pump without supervision may be facing death or huge complications," said Grimaldo-Cagganello, who counsels people with diabetes. Prescription drugs and medical devices aren't allowed to be bought or sold on c Continue reading >>

A 'gray Market' For Diabetes Supplies Highlights The Cost Of Care

A 'gray Market' For Diabetes Supplies Highlights The Cost Of Care

When Tim Rushing turned 50 last year, his doctor called him in for a check-up. They did a physical, ran some tests, and found out that Rushing had Type 2 diabetes. “No surprises there,’ Rushing says. “Both my parents are Type 2 diabetics.” He knew from watching his parents that monitoring his blood sugar would be essential to managing the disease. What Rushing didn’t realize was how much that monitoring would cost. Turns out, it’s a lot. Depending on the type of diabetes, diabetics check their blood sugar anywhere from one to eight times a day. It’s a ritual they know well: prick your finger, draw a little blood and place it on a disposable plastic test strip that gets read by a meter. One test, one strip. America’s 21 million diabetics spend close to $4 billion dollars every year on test strips. Because of their price, though — a single strip can cost over $1 — an informal, “gray” market has emerged where diabetics like Rushing can buy the strips more cheaply, but without oversight from the Food and Drug Administration. A Fraction of the Price Rushing wanted to test frequently, hoping to manage his blood sugars that way. But his insurance only covered one test a day. Additional strips would cost him $1 each, cash. At the rate he used them, that would add up to $180 a month. “So I started looking online and found I could get a box of 50 test strips on Amazon for 12 bucks,” Rushing says. That comes out to about 25 cents a strip, a fraction of the price. “That’s what I’ve been doing ever since. I’ve never even filled my prescription,” he says. Rushing found a workaround to pay for his extra test strips. But even for diabetics who only check once a day, without insurance, costs can be prohibitive. Even if you just check once a day, for Continue reading >>

Insulin Pump For Sale Craigslist Cause Can Pre Tiredness

Insulin Pump For Sale Craigslist Cause Can Pre Tiredness

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Insulin Pump

Insulin Pump

There are a number of insulin pumps manufactured between 2006 – 2012 by Medtronic which are compatible. Compatibility has two requirements; (1) pump model and (2) firmware. The Loop-compatible pumps are as follows: Insulin Pump MM 515/715 MM 522/7222 MM 523/7233 MM 554/7544 CGM Dexcom G41 ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ Dexcom G5 ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ MM CGM ✅ ✅ ✅ ✅ 1. Offline access to glucose requires a Receiver with Share and the Share2 app to be running on the same iPhone as the Loop app is installed. Internet-dependent access via Share servers is also supported. 2. x22 model pumps were produced before firmware security patches were implemented, therefore these models are compatible because they will have firmware 2.4A or lower only. You can double check, but thus far all x22 pumps we have seen have compatible firmware. 3. Firmware 2.4A or lower is required for using Closed Loop and Bolus features. 4. Worldwide Veo (2.6A or lower) or Canadian/Australian Veo (2.7A or lower) is required for using Closed Loop and Bolus features. US version of this pump is not available. If you want to triple check compatibility, you can check for presence/absence of "PC connect" in the pump. If PC Connect is present, then the pump is NOT compatible. You can find PC connect in the Medtronic's Main Menu, Utilities, Connect Devices. PC Connect, if present, will be the first option showing in that menu, above the word "Meters". If you do NOT see PC Connect there...good! Pump Model To determine your pump model, look at the back side of your pump. There should be a sticker on the underside of the pump. On the right hand side of the sticker, it says REF MMT-XXXXXX MMT Pump Manufacturer Model (MiniMed Medtronic) 722 Pump Model Number NA Pump Region (NA=North America, CA=Canada/Australia, WW=Worldwide) S P Continue reading >>

Can You Sell Your Old Pumps??

Can You Sell Your Old Pumps??

This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More. I have a deltec cosmo that im no longer using cause i got the one touch ping. can you sell it?? and about how much would you sell it for?? thanks I always donate my used pumps to someone who needs one and can't get one. Just a reminder that, in the US, insulin pumps and supplies require a prescription and it's illegal to buy, sell or share prescription products without an appropriate prescription or license. Remember that you should only purchase your prescription products from a reliable, licensed outlet. I keep my old pumps in case of an emergency. Yet again that my ocd talking! I've seen them listed places on the internet, like on other forums, or ebay, craigslist, etc. This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice and Privacy Policy. Children with Diabetes.com 1995-2018 Children with Diabetes, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Continue reading >>

How Do I Donate My Older Pump Model?

How Do I Donate My Older Pump Model?

If your community is lucky enough to have a local not-for-profit familiar with the paperwork required for a donated medical device, then please support them! Be aware however that some not-for-profits will charge the person receiving the pump a "donation fee" in addition to the costs of transferring the device over to the new owner. We recommend speaking with your diabetes doctor or the office personnel about doing a Private Donation. They are the best sources to know if there is someone in your community the doctor believes would benefit from a pump. If your doctor has someone in mind, then we can help the office make the transfer. As the donator of your insulin pump, we need a letter of intent from you authorizing that you are willing to transfer the ownership of your pump to someone else. The letter should include: Name of the current insulin pump owner (you the donor) Name to whom the insulin pump is being donated (the recipient*) Model and serial number of the device A letter with your signature We get this question a lot! Many of our customers want to share the value they have gotten from therapy with others who are unable to afford a new insulin pump. Maybe you upgraded your pump and kept around an older model (or two just in case) or because you didn't know what to do with it. There are no easy ways to donate a medical device, it's not like dropping off your gently used clothing with a local not-for-profit due to the rules and regulations surrounding prescription devices, but it is definitely a process worth looking into! * If you don’t know the new owner, you can specify your doctor instead. But you can’t donate it to Medtronic to find a new owner… Sorry, we simply don’t have the resources to match up new owners. You’ll also need to decide how generou Continue reading >>

Diabetics Sell Insulin And Test Strips On Black Market For Extra Cash

Diabetics Sell Insulin And Test Strips On Black Market For Extra Cash

Autoplay:Play Video0:00 0:00: 0%: 0%LIVE -0:00 TAMPA, Fla. - Diabetes is at epidemic levels in Florida. In this year’s annual report, the Florida Diabetes Advisory Council estimated that nearly 2.4 million Floridians have the disease and more than 5.8 million have pre-diabetes. And the cost is huge, an estimated $24.3 billion a year is spent on direct medical expenses and indirect costs, which add up to about $1,200 a year for every man woman and child in the state. We're paying the cost through higher insurance rates and higher taxes to support programs like Medicare and Medicaid. But some are cashing in, profiting on the black market for diabetic supplies. While others who sell their medicine and test supplies risk getting sicker. In recent months, the I-Team found dozens of people posting ads on sites like Facebook and Craigslist from people offering to sell their insulin, which is illegal. One man we contacted showed up with his wife and kids to show us what he had to offer. He had multiple insulin pens he said he purchased before his doctor switched his prescription to an insulin pump. When we told him we were doing an investigation into the diabetic supply black market, he agreed to an interview, if we didn’t identify him. “My kids have to eat,” he said, acknowledging that insulin is “very expensive”. “People don't have the money either to get it. People don't have insurance,” he said. The pens he was selling for $30 each have a retail price of close to $100 each. He said he sold the pens to help other diabetics out, noting “You can die if you don’t have it.” We contacted another woman who advertised insulin on Craigslist. She showed up with two unpackaged pens she said her son got from Medicaid. She said she knows selling insulin is illegal, Continue reading >>

Craigslist Medtronic

Craigslist Medtronic

1; 1; 2 weeks, 3 days ago Afroway2 Medtronic Minined 723 + CGM package I have 2 types of quick set canulas and reservoirs This is how favourite this post Mar 15 Medtronic IPC Console EC300 with accessories 2600 (london) pic map hide this posting restore restore this posting favorite this post Feb 23 Cheap insulin pump supplies $40 (inl > Upland) map hide this posting restore restore this posting During this review the Memphis Craigslist had a number of positions posted Browse our extensive catalog of Medtronic, Paradigm 722, Insulin Pump Equipment for auction or sale Search results from Craigslist, eBay, and Amazon 67, craigslist orlando jobs related keywords The most success appears to come from either one-on-one discussions with fellow diabetics/doctors or using apps (Craigslist, NextDoor, LetGo, HelpAround) I have been placing it on my hips and bottom because those are the more fatty areas of my body less pain!) 1; 1; 2 weeks ago Afroway2 Medtronic Supplies 29 Aug 2017 I finally found one on craigslist and the owner sent me to autodemag saying it was a safe way for both of us to do this transaction 13 Jan 2018 I have supplies for Medtronics insulin pumps This job is greaSee this and similar jobs on LinkedIn Used, but in good working order is all I need 58, colorado state jobs related keywords Due to Lifescan working with Animas, they stopped supplying Ultra Link to Medtronic This post was originally published on the Digital Initiative's public blogging platform, Open Knowledge I'm so shocked! I can't believe there are people this evil If you have any specific There are a number of insulin pumps manufactured between 2006 2012 by Medtronic which are compatible Aparently they've done it to a few other people because the reports are coming in I've really liked the omnip Continue reading >>

Diabetes Has Become One Of America’s Most Expensive Diseases

Diabetes Has Become One Of America’s Most Expensive Diseases

With an estimated 30 million Americans struggling with diabetes, the disease is one of the nation’s most entrenched chronic conditions. It’s also one of the most expensive. Consider these facts: ▪ In California, roughly 55 percent of adults either have diagnosed diabetes or blood-sugar levels that put them at high risk of developing the disease. That includes roughly 1 in every 3 adults ages 18 to 39 – a finding researchers call alarming. ▪ In terms of personal health care spending, diabetes tops the nation’s list of 155 chronic conditions, hitting $101.4 billion in 2013. According to the American Diabetes Association, average medical expenditures for people with diabetes are an estimated 2.3 times higher than for those without it. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. SUBSCRIBE NOW ▪ The cost of insulin alone has spiked by triple-digit percentages in the past 20 years. “It’s horrible for patients,” said N. Chesney Hoagland-Fuchs, a registered nurse and chairwoman of the Diabetes Coalition of California. She said prices for insulin medications began a slow climb after the recession and started “shooting up” around 2013. Over the past 20 years, the price of human insulin produced by two major manufacturers – Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk – rose 450 percent, after accounting for inflation, according to a 2016 Washington Post analysis of data from Michigan-based Truven Health Analytics. A single 10-milliliter vial of Eli Lilly’s Humalog insulin – less than a month’s supply for many adults – was listed at $254.80 last year, compared with $20.82 in 1996, a Truven Health representative said. Insulin is only one sliver of the cost of living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Depending on Continue reading >>

Everything You Need To Know About Insulin Pumps

Everything You Need To Know About Insulin Pumps

Everyone needs insulin to live. Insulin is a hormone that helps our bodies use and store the food we eat. People with Type 1 Diabetes no longer make insulin and have to give insulin in order to sustain life. People with Type 2 Diabetes don’t use their own insulin well, and over time can have trouble making enough. So, all people with Type 1 diabetes and some people with Type 2 diabetes need insulin. When people give insulin injections, they may take 1-2 injections of a long acting insulin every day and 3+ injections of rapid acting insulin for meals and snacks. The typical person with Type 1 Diabetes could take anywhere from 4-7+ injections a day. Many people currently give insulin through an insulin pen or a syringe. But, there is another option, an insulin pump. An insulin pump delivers rapid acting insulin in two ways. First, the pump is programmed to give you insulin every hour throughout the hour referred to basal insulin. Basal, think “base,” is the insulin your body needs even in the absence of food, it is also referred to as background insulin. This basal rate replaces the long acting injection that you take. Second, is bolus, this is the insulin you take for food or to correct a high blood sugar. If you get basal and bolus confused, think “bowl”, as in you eat out of a bowl, to help you remember bolus is for food. Once you are on a pump, all insulin is delivered through the pump and shots are no longer necessary. Components There are a few things necessary to make a pump work. When a pump is shipped to someone: they will also need to send infusion sets, reservoirs, and possibly batteries, depending on your pump. Let’s talk about each component. Infusion Sets An infusion set is the part that is actually inserted into the body and has tubing that conn Continue reading >>

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