Needing some prayers.

daydreamer630
By daydreamer630 Latest Reply 2013-04-25 16:45:07 -0500
Started 2013-04-22 10:06:03 -0500

My insulin pump died on me just about a month ago. Since then I've been using a loner till my family and I can decide on the action we should take. I can't afford another pump and the pump company is refusing to help. So I was wondering if I could ask you all for prayers! I'm really worried. I was planning on going to college in the fall but with this looming over my head I'm not sure what I'll be doing. Your prayers would be greatly appreciate. =)


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Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-04-25 16:11:20 -0500 Report

Hey daydreamer! I am glad to hear you have some resolution on this. You really showed us the power of support. Reaching out for help. Advocating for yourself. And being resourceful. Along with lots of prayers. Congratulations! Gary

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-04-24 14:52:45 -0500 Report

We will keep you and your family in our thoughts. Why is it that the pump company is not helping? If it died, is there some kind of warranty? Or just like your car, the warranty expired the day before it broke?

I know it is easier on the pump, but is there a reason you cannot go back to manually doing your treatment?

daydreamer630
daydreamer630 2013-04-24 16:50:03 -0500 Report

The warranty expired months before the motor went out. I talked to my Dr and he was adamant about me staying on the pump. If it came down to there being no other way he would help me transition but he said it was hard to see a price put on somebody's life. When I was on shots my A1c ran around 11. Since I've been pumping and with the help of my new Dr. my A1C has been a record(for me) of 8.2 and I'm working hard to bring that down to 7!

daydreamer630
daydreamer630 2013-04-24 16:50:03 -0500 Report

The warranty expired months before the motor went out. I talked to my Dr and he was adamant about me staying on the pump. If it came down to there being no other way he would help me transition but he said it was hard to see a price put on somebody's life. When I was on shots my A1c ran around 11. Since I've been pumping and with the help of my new Dr. my A1C has been a record(for me) of 8.2 and I'm working hard to bring that down to 7!

daydreamer630
daydreamer630 2013-04-23 09:35:05 -0500 Report

Thanks for all the prayers they're working! An acquaintance of my mom heard about the trouble we were having and said they had a pump that they weren't using and said we could have it. She went on to say we(diabetic community) need to stick together and help each other out! God sure answers prayers! Thanks again everyone!

Dr John
Dr John 2013-04-23 08:56:28 -0500 Report

The Omnipod is only $800 or less to start. Then, more per month. I wish you all the best.
John

daydreamer630
daydreamer630 2013-04-23 11:47:55 -0500 Report

Thanks! I'm going to check into that. I just briefly looked at their website and they said it doesn't have any tubing, that's incredible!

manapua72
manapua72 2013-04-22 20:34:41 -0500 Report

I'll be praying for you … What company makes your pump , that finally gave out ??? Have you checked with other makers of pumps and seen whether they help with cost of pump to someone that can't afford regular price ??? I'm really sorry to hear you r in this situation … I got my pump in November of last year … Doing so much better … Since being on the pump I've learned that so many if us diabetics can't get a pump due to high cost and insurance not covering expense … It's really sad that people can't get the things that would be of such benefit to them due to cost … Have u considered going back to shots ??? To be honest I didn't do well with shots , one of the reasons I ended up on pump … Thankfully my medical paid 90% of cost … If I had to pay the $7,000 plus they wanted I'd still be on pens myself … I can't afford that kind if price … Anyways once again I'll be praying for you and wishing a good outcome for you … Stay strong !!!!!!!

daydreamer630
daydreamer630 2013-04-23 11:45:42 -0500 Report

Thanks! Minimed is the maker of my pump. The fishy thing about this story is I got a letter in the mail about a problem with the particular pump that I owed. It went on to say the motors were going out of these pumps and I got this letter 4 months after my pump went out of warranty. Still working on a few things so hopefully everything works out in the end. =)

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-22 17:15:32 -0500 Report

What kind of pump were you using?

daydreamer630
daydreamer630 2013-04-23 11:42:16 -0500 Report

Minimed

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-23 18:39:11 -0500 Report

I have an extra one. I upgraded, and I was going to donate it. It was knew in 2010. And I upgraded in 2011. It's blue, you can have it, just friend me and have your parents contact me. I had diabetes in college, so I know how difficult it is to manage it in school with study time. Shots were a hassle to me then. The pump is so much easier. If you're interested.

daydreamer630
daydreamer630 2013-04-24 07:46:17 -0500 Report

Thanks so much! As of right now I think I'm okay. An acquiescence of my mom just gave me a pump last night. Its a lot bigger than mine but I could careless as long as it works! Once again THANKS! You're so sweet!

manapua72
manapua72 2013-04-23 23:56:55 -0500 Report

You're a sweetheart Gwen , AWESOME of u to step up to the plate and offer such help !!!!!!!!!! Wishing the best for u in all your endeavors and your through life w/diabetes … Wish more were like u !!!!!?

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-24 05:03:27 -0500 Report

There are more like me! Everyone here who give tips and share vital information, so we all can beat this disease. So, everyone thank you for the support. I believe God has put this website together, so we all may benefit from it! Have a beautiful day!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-22 11:02:00 -0500 Report

Kitty contact the manufacturer of your pump and see if it can be replaced that way. In your saying the pump company is no help, are you referring to the company who sells the pump or the manufacturer of pump?

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