How In The World Do You Sell A Pump? I Somehow Got My Insurance Improve Two Pumps But I Like My Meditonic More Than My T Slim. Perplexed In San Diego
Download helparound app for FREE and ask your own questions How in the world do you sell a pump? I somehow got my insurance improve two pumps but I like my meditonic more than my t slim. Perplexed in San Diego How in the world do you sell a pump? I somehow got my insurance improve two pumps but I like my meditonic more than my t slim. Perplexed in San Diego Can I ask what you like about the tslim better? I have MEDtronic and I'm due for an upgrade just not sure about switching to tslim. I like some of the features I actually like the Medtronic better. The tslim worked fine, nice smooth screen but it reminded me of when you further a new phone and you don't have protective cover for it. Plus you would have to, I think, sleep near wall outlet to charge. I'm not sure if tslim and dexcom came together but if they did that's a plus, medtronic Cgm was not fun for me. I wasn't sure I would have to contact tslim to ask how to transfer one over and warranties. I'm not sure about cost I know out of pocket it's about couple thousand. you can email me at ****@*****.*** Hey San Diego..... My closest friend who recently passed away was a diabetic since he was 2 and he had a Medtronic for years and then switched to the T=-Slim. He felt it was far superior to the Medtronic. The colored screen was larger and easier to read and the pump just seemed to be much smarter when it came to putting in carbs and glucose levels and getting a good calculation on amount of insulin to deliver. I have his T-Slim (about 7 months old I would guess) and his Medtronic couple of years old (seems like he was getting it replaced every 6 months when he would see a small crack in the outer case). I have gotten involved with both pumps in helping him and I also felt the T-Slim was a superior system. Only probl Continue reading >>
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 >>
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This is a secure and safe place for people to bitch, moan, argue, or rejoice (yes, really) about having Type 1 Diabetes. If something has inspired you or enraged you, here's your opportunity to let everyone know. Medtronic Minimed paradigm with ComLink, remote control, infusion lines etc. May be suitable for open source artificial pancreas experimentation. Simon, you realise selling such equipment is illegal ! Re: Insulin pump for sale, make me an offer I have huge ethical issues with selling medical devices that have been paid for by government or private health insurance and being provided without proper training but curious to know if it's actually illegal ABS-perhaps make you liable to be sued if it all goes horribly wrong?? Anyone know for sure? Re: Insulin pump for sale, make me an offer Mel, it is actually illegal - I've seen the pages saying so, will see if I can find it again by Christhelegend Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:39 am I guess where the 'reasonable offer' covered postage only, you'd be right!! I'd be prepared to bet that it is not illegal. The pump companies certainly don't want you to do this, and the medical profession will see a risk to this, but whether there is actually *legislation* that says it is illegal to sell a medical device is another question. My local pharmacist seems unable to tell the difference between legislation and pharmacy board guidelines with respect to giving out multiple repeats, so I'm reasonable sure this is similar. I have huge ethical issues with selling medical devices that have been paid for by government or private health insurance and being provided without proper training but curious to know if it's actually illegal ABS-perhaps make you liable to be sued if it all goes horribly wrong?? Anyone know for sure? I'm interested if i Continue reading >>
Animas Closes Operations And Exits Insulin Pump Market
By Adam Brown and Kelly Close What are the options for approximately 90,000 Animas pumpers worldwide and for others considering a new pump? What does it mean for the pump market and patient choice? On October 5, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) announced in disappointing news that Animas is closing operations and exiting the insulin pump market, affecting approximately 90,000 Animas pumpers worldwide. Click to Jump to FAQs: My warranty hasn’t expired yet. What can I do? My Animas pump warranty expires after September 30, 2019 (i.e., pump is 0-2 years old). What can I do? What pumps are currently available in the US? What is coming soon, especially with automated insulin delivery? Effective immediately in the US and Canada, Animas will no longer manufacture and sell the Vibe and OneTouch Ping insulin pumps, and will continue to offer supplies, customer service, training, and warranty support through a transition period. “Partner-of-choice” Medtronic will take over Animas supply reordering and support in the “next few months.” The companies will send an email with more details soon. We’d assume Animas’ exit is also coming very soon in other countries besides the US and Canada. For now, Animas pumpers can stay on their Animas pumps and continue to access supplies, and will need to decide what pump to move to next – see below for the different options between Medtronic, Insulet, and Tandem in the US, depending on preferences and warranty timing. For those who acquired an Animas pump in the last two years, a free upgrade is only available to Medtronic's less advanced MiniMed 630G pump. Read an open letter from The diaTribe Foundation about this decision here. Although the closing of the business is not unexpected – J&J has been considering a sale or partnership of t Continue reading >>
Medtronic Is ‘only Game In Town’ For Insulin Pumps
What is an insulin pump? An insulin pump is a small machine worn on the body for many hours at a time that can give small doses of insulin for patients whose bodies don’t make enough of the hormone naturally. Pumps cost between $4,000 and $8,000 apiece. Since they often come with a four-year warranty, insurance companies typically will only pay for one pump every four years. < Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G Using an insulin pump is an act of profound trust. Diabetic patients wear their insulin pumps at virtually all hours, relying on the medical machinery to administer doses of a potentially lethal hormone to keep their blood-sugar levels from going dangerously out of range. So it came as a shock to Ed Komp when he learned last month that his pump maker, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), was halting all North American sales of its Animas brand insulin pumps and pushing its customers toward devices and supplies made by Medtronic. Komp had dropped Medtronic a decade ago, choosing Animas pumps instead. Now he must reconsider his options after getting the Oct. 10 letter from JNJ. “My first response was really one of fear,” said Komp, a software engineer at the University of Kansas who has used insulin pumps to treat his Type 1 diabetes for 25 years. “I’ve made the change once, and it’s a really hard change, actually. Very small differences have a big impact for me personally.” Minnesota-run Medtronic has emerged as a major winner in the $1.7 billion U.S. market for insulin pumps and supplies, as thousands of letters limiting patient choice have been sent out to diabetics, from both manufacturers and insurers. Insulin pumps typically sell for between $4,000 and $8,000 and deliver small, frequent doses of insulin day and night, which typically benefits Type 1 diabetics, whos Continue reading >>
Where To Find A Used Insulin Pump For Sale
If you’re looking for a used insulin pump for sale, there are various places you can find great working pumps at a great price. Knowing where to look and even the laws around buying and selling an insulin pump are very important. In many locations you must obtain a prescription for an insulin pump so there are certain legalities that would pertain to the transaction which you need to be aware of. Other than that there are some great used pumps that you can find online or local non profits which you can buy at a steep discount! When looking for insulin pumps you can start by contacting any local or national nonprofits, sometimes they will receive insulin pumps for diabetics that didn’t like them, got new insulin pumps through their insurance or in some cases the person has deceased and the family wants to donate their old supplies. Either way, these are great opportunities to get a used insulin pump for yourself or a family member. The benefits of finding one locally is that you can make sure the insulin pump works and test out the different functions before making the purchase. Insulin pumps are usually very rugged and durable so they can last a long time without looking worn or failing. There are many places online where you can find used insulin pumps and insulin pump accessories. But make sure you’re buying from a trusted seller and that you can contact them if you have any problems. Here are some quick tips before making the purchase. Before Buying a Used Insulin Pump You Should: Know how to use an insulin pump and the features safely, this is not something you can usually setup yourself Make sure you’re buying from a trusted seller Have the seller send you various high-res photos of the pump so you can inspect it for damage and abuse Research the different Continue reading >>
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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 >>
Diabetic Supplies Or Sale Or Trade | Diabetic Connect
By tiffinei Latest Reply2009-11-03 08:43:02 -0600 Hi guys. I am new on here but Im happy I found you guys. LOL. Ok well anywaysI want to sell some infusion sets that I have un-opened. I ordered them from Minimed for my paradigm 712NA when I had insurance and when I got them they were the wrong ones and Minimed would not accept them back. So now I have 2 boxes of MMT-103 Reservoirs, 1 box of SOF-SET ultimate MMT-315 Infusion Set, and 1 box of Sof-Set Micro MMT-321 Infusion set. None of them have been used or open. I would like to sell them so that I can use the money for some infusion sets for my pump. Like I said they would not allow refunds because my insurance company at the time paid for them so now Im kinda stuck with them. I pay out of pocket for all my supplies so some extra cash would be great for some supplies of my own. About Ebay. I tried to list a couple of boxes of latex gloves. They wanted documentation that I was a legal seller of medical supplies. I don't think just anyone can list their unused test strips. I never did get to list the gloves. Mayhap things have changed in the last couple of years since my attempt but I doubt it. I would expect that they have gotten more strict. eBay is very strict on who is allowed to sell what. Believe me, they don't let just anyone list medical supplies. I don't have insurance and am trying to find supplies for three people, what exactly am I supposed to do?? OK, true confessions time: I have purchased extra test strips off eBay before when I really needed them. And they were FINE. I'm just sayin'... Since I have Medicare Part B, I get my test strips free (thank the Lord!). That was not always the case, however. Oddly enough it never occurred to me to look on eBay for test strips. If I needed them and had no insurance, Continue reading >>
Can I Buy Used Insulin Pumps?
Q: Last summer, through one of your links, I found a few used MiniMed pumps for sale—$1,500 or so—and now I can’t find the link. Do you have any information on where to pick up a used pump? Tiffany Flowers Internet A: This question is a bit probematic. An insulin pump is a regulated medical device that can only be dispensed with a prescription. Assuming that this matter could be taken care of, the second problem is knowing the condition of the pump and the warranty remaining—if any. The pump companies address this in that, for a nominal fee (about $50), the registration for a particular pump can be changed from one owner to another. This cannot be done, however, until it can be determined that the person in question has the training necessary to use the device and that the requisite medical-support team is in place and willing to sign off on the process. As far as I know, each of the pump companies has a refurbishment program where, for a fee of around $500, they will refurbish the pump, bring it up to its original specifications and warranty it for some period of time. There remain some legal questions that should be answered prior to purchasing a used pump: Who really owns it: the seller or their insurance company? Was it purchased outright or is it a leased pump? As far as where they can be bought, pumps appear from time to time on Ebay.com and on other auction sites. I would strongly suggest that you ask Animas, Disetronic and MiniMed about their specific policies on pump transfers and the availability of refurbished equipment. This question does not have one “right” answer, though it does have many wrong ones. I think that it’s safe to say that none of us were happy when we first found out that we had diabetes. The words “you’re a diabetic” or � Continue reading >>
Selling My Omnipod Insulin Pump | Diabetic Connect
Hi Sadie, well my numbers were crazy, so much so that one doctor held me back at the hospital (against my wishes lol ) once, numbers running at 400 and up I was very inconsistent with the shots. I finally got good health insurance and was able to get the pump, in co pay alone it was almost 2k,my numbers are at a normal person levels now 80/90 in the morning 130/140 after lunch that gets back to the 90 average after a couple hours. It's a very small device, no tubes or lines completely wireless, the durable device sends signals to the small pod that you attach t your skin and continually gives a small amount of insulin 24/7 (how much is determined by your doctor) and you take an extra shot to cover the calories/carbs of your meal. You only place the pod once, so one single shot, ant they last 3 days until you have to change pods and site. very easy even a child can do it. So in the end my average insulin take is about 50cc a day. please feel free to ask of any specific question that you want to know Continue reading >>
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Where Can I Sell A Pump?
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Perhaps someone here can help me, I privately funded a Disetronic Insulin Pump some years ago but couldn't get to grips with the idea of having a pump attached all the time so recently reverted to insulin injections again. I have the pump plus boxes of the cannulars and batteries and all other accessories that I would like to sell to make some of the money back I spent. Does anyone know where I could do this? Perhaps someone here can help me, I privately funded a Disetronic Insulin Pump some years ago but couldn't get to grips with the idea of having a pump attached all the time so recently reverted to insulin injections again. I have the pump plus boxes of the cannulars and batteries and all other accessories that I would like to sell to make some of the money back I spent. Does anyone know where I could do this? It's illegal to sell prescription only items, so unfortunately you can not sell the pump, you also carry the risk of being charged if something went wrong and the the purchaser came to harm. ButtterflyLady Type 2 Well-Known Member It's illegal to sell prescription only items, so unfortunately you can not sell the pump, you also carry the risk of being charged if something went wrong and the the purchaser came to harm. I wonder if it could be donated for use in a developing country? The cost of CPAP machines for sleep apnoea can run into the thousands and in NZ it is legal to on-sell them, but in the US it's not. Maybe the pump and associated gear could be sold overseas? Continue reading >>
Animas To Discontinue Manufacturing And Sale Of Insulin Pumps
Animas Corporation has announced that it will discontinue the manufacturing and sale of Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps, close operations and exit the insulin pump business. Animas has selected Medtronic as its partner-of-choice to facilitate a seamless transition for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. Patients using an Animas insulin pump will be offered the option to transfer to a Medtronic pump. Patient safety and continuity of care is of utmost importance and Animas will continue to provide customer service, training and warranty support, including providing pump supplies that are used in conjunction with the Animas® Vibe® and OneTouch Ping® insulin pumps, through a transition period. “We recognize that patients living with diabetes rely on our products to provide critical care, and we want to reassure them that we will be with them every step of the way throughout this transition,” said Valerie Asbury, General Manager of Animas Corporation. “Our number one priority is ensuring patients have a seamless experience as they transition to Medtronic. For over 30 years, Medtronic has been a global leader in the treatment of those living with diabetes, and we are confident they will provide outstanding support to our patients and their healthcare teams.” “We are incredibly grateful to our patients and healthcare partners for the trust, confidence and loyalty they have placed in Animas products over the last 12 years,” Asbury said. “With changing needs of customers, rapidly evolving market dynamics, and increased competitive pressures, it proved too difficult to sustain the insulin pump business and we decided to pursue an exit of the business. This decision was extremely difficult and comes following the extensive exploration Continue reading >>
Animas To Cease Sale Of Insulin Pumps
Animas Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Care company, announced it will discontinue the manufacturing and sale of its insulin pumps and close operations, exiting the insulin pump market, according to a company press release. Animas will partner with Medtronic to transfer its patients using the Animas Vibe and OneTouch Ping insulin pumps to a Medtronic pump. “We are incredibly grateful to our patients and health care partners for the trust, confidence and loyalty they have placed in Animas products over the last 12 years,” Valerie Asbury, general manager of Animas, said in the release. “With changing needs of customers, rapidly evolving market dynamics and increased competitive pressures, it proved too difficult to sustain the insulin pump business, and we decided to pursue an exit of the business. This decision was extremely difficult and comes following the extensive exploration of all other viable options for the Animas business.” About 90,000 people with diabetes are currently using Animas pumps. Patients, caregivers and health care providers can find more information at www.medtronicdiabtes.com/Animas. Continue reading >>
Site To Purchase Used Pumps.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. I know it's illegal to sell medical devices, but if someone has smashed their pump and need a replacement this is one way to go. I know it's illegal to sell medical devices, but if someone has smashed their pump and need a replacement this is one way to go. WOW! A 508 for $1,200?? Kinda high priced. At that rate, I could make quite a haul from selling my 3 backup pumps!