If you are wondering why Medtronic has taken over from Patton Medical Devices for distribution of the I-Port - it's got a few of us wondering the same thing. Probably all down to profit margin for both sides.
The sad thing - if you've been reading my blogs (this is the latest one - http://diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog/Update_on_I_Port ) on the product (search using i-port) - you'll see that that currently there are NO 6mm / 9mm I-Ports available to the consumer - not here in Canada at least.
I'll be out of my supply of 9mm in 18 days. The best I've been told is maybe 2-3 month wait.
Never had problems before Medtronic came into the picture - sigh - are they wanting us to switch over to purchasing the more expensive option of an insulin pump I wonder???
To read more about KK's invention - Katherine Patton - you can check out her video here .... http://www.i-port.com/aboutus.html