Ultralink is now being sent to Paradigm 512/712/515 and 715 owners

Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump with a One Touch Ultralink meterYay! I just got a letter yesterday from Medtronic Minimed. They have finished mailing the One Touch Ultralink meter to the owners of 722/522 and now have started sending them out to those who own the 512/712/515 and 715 model. (The letter said that people with those models should be getting the Ultralink FREE by August 30, 2008.)

I am so happy! I really liked the way the BD link meter worked, but I didn’t like the cost of the strips. (It was covered by my insurance, but with a much higher copay than the Ultra strips. Since I test around 8-10 times a day, it can make a HUGE difference. )

I’ll put a review here once I get it.

Here is a link to Medtronic’s announcement, if you would like to read it: http://www.minimed.com/products/insulinpumps/components/onetouchultralink/faq.html

Stuck out in the rain

Umbrella – Free Clip Art at FunDraw.com
This area is having a lot of rain lately. But when I went to pick up my daughter from camp on a very sunny day, I didn’t think to bring an umbrella. Of course, by the time I arrived, the rain was coming down in buckets. If I didn’t have an insulin pump I would have ran out of the car and got her. But, with the pump (Paradigm 715), I was a little nervous. I already broke a pump a couple of months ago in a hot tub incident…I didn’t want to break another one.

Luckily I happened to have a ziplock sandwich bag that I could put the pump in. I got soaked to the skin, but my pump stayed dry and didn’t break.

Do you have any stories of things you did to save diabetes supplies?