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From Florida, USA:

What happens to insulin pumps when they're no longer used by that person?


Depending on the owner or their circumstances, many things can happen to an insulin pump when that person is done with it. Usually, an attempt is made to donate or resell the pump at a very low cost to a person without insurance. Other times, a church group or charity may raise funds to purchase that pump for someone they know of who has a need, but is unable to pay. Some owners even choose to keep their old pumps.

If you have a pump, and have decided to upgrade to a new one, or if you are unable to afford a pump, I recommend you check with a representative of your pump company to see if they are able to make arrangements for something like this to happen.

MiniMed Pump Rep

Original posting 9 Mar 97


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