I have an old 670g subject to the recall. I will probably never use it again, it sits in a drawer as my backup-backup pump.
Has anyone sent theirs back as a part of the recall? They’ll send me a replacement 670 right? Not a newer model? I’m not going to send it back for another 670 but I have a mild interest in trying out a 770/780.
Great to see someone with a plan! I have met a few too many diabetics in our sphere of friends that I am always shocked at the number of pump users that don’t have any Lantus laying around. Then they end up injecting one of the log inslulins every 4 hours until their pump gets replaced. uugh. So unnecessary.
Mine was under warranty. I sent it in and got a new 670 back. It’s a backup for me too, since I use a Tandem. Not sure I even remember the training well enough to use it. Long after I sent the old one back I got an email saying I had not yet sent them my old pump. I just sent them the photographs from my phone documenting the return, and have not heard from them again.
That pretty much mirrors my approach; I stop at (2). I do have humalog vials, but they are for filling the Omnipod. Bottom line I can survive on any “long” acting insulin, even Lantus. I don’t want to, but I could. The current tech still isn’t offering enough over MDI for me to be tied to it, it’s fine in a nice, protected, environment, but in the real world it doesn’t cut the mustard.
What was not on your list but is on mine is test strips. I don’t stock these as backups; I have five or six contour meters and the corresponding strips distributed everywhere I might need them. I try to rotate through the strips to keep them sort-of up-to-date, but they don’t evaporate so I’m not that worried. The only time I’ve started to panic was when I was running out of test strips 20 years or so ago and the two pharmacies in Cave Junction were closed. There is only one now, but I’m more careful. If the cure for diabetes is ever found I’ll be out at the test-strip parade throwing mine into the air, but until then.
I wish. Anything on the back of my arm gets whacked off within a few days. Yet I have my own G6 location and it lasts 10 days, after the first you won’t find me poking my finger for another nine I scatter glucose tablets around; it’s another point of possible panic but it’s easier to fix. McDonuts are always around, and while I would never stand under a pair of golden arches (one, maybe, not two) under normal circumstances…