Daily Archives: April 21, 2014

One to grow on

Image via Wikimedia Commons user Fir0002, used under Creative Commons license

Image via Wikimedia Commons user Fir0002, used under Creative Commons license

Pump supplies and CGM sensors should be like candles on a birthday cake.

There should always be one extra, looking towards the future.

For my ninety-day pump trial (disclosure), I was given exactly three boxes (total 15) of Enlite sensors and three boxes (15) of Mio infusion sets. The infusion sets last three days, the sensors last six.

At least that’s how they see it.

Understand that theĀ they I refer to isn’t Medtronic and the trial sponsors — they’re offering these supplies for free and I won’t look a gift horse in the mouth. It’s the whole healthcare “system” at large. The one that thinks straight math solves everything, and the “what-if” contingencies only take effect if we make allowances for them.

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