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Medtronics Postage Abroad

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by nick-o, Apr 25, 2022.

  1. nick-o

    nick-o · Member

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    I'm using the 780g and for the first time in a few years I'm heading to Palma in June. I've heard rumors of patients supplying their hotel destination as the delivery address and ordering supplies on the Medtronics eShop before they go. It sounds the perfect idea, but I'd be a little nervous of doing it. Has anyone here actually tried it?
     
    #1 nick-o, Apr 25, 2022 at 10:13 AM
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  2. sleepster

    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @nick-o,
    I use the Medtronic eshop to order my consumables and last time I changed my address with them (when I moved house) it took several days and I had to email them because it wasn't updating on my account :nailbiting:
    My concerns would be whether they would ship to a different country and whether I would trust the hotel enough for my stuff to not go missing. Also, I order 3 months-worth at a time, do you not? I'm assuming you're not going on holiday for 3 months, but maybe you are.
     
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    I would prefer to take my own stuff than risk Medtronic not delivering or it getting lost in the hotel
    It is no hardship carrying it in hand luggage unless you are going for months, Some airlines will allow you to take a second piece of hand luggage for medical supplies if you arrange it in advance.
     
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