pls help me

By vinodh Latest Reply 2010-01-20 23:44:31 -0600
Started 2010-01-15 22:57:45 -0600

hi ,

i am on a trip to US . I will be staying here for a month . i want to tie myself with the best insurance company here . since i am planning to get an insulin pump here . i want a insurance company that will help me to get one with very minimum charges or at free of cost .. i am new to this , pls help me out ..

will the insurance company approve me pump immediately after the doctors advice .

9 replies

Harlen 2010-01-16 11:48:41 -0600 Report

I was at it for 7 months to get one and I have good ins.but best wishes and good luck

salmanda 2010-01-16 07:58:42 -0600 Report

Many insurance companies in the US have a 3-6 month wait before coverage begins. Suzie is correct about the preexisting condition as well. Can you not get one in your own country?

vinodh 2010-01-16 23:19:39 -0600 Report

we have it but not the latest pump .

jayabee52 2010-01-17 08:05:49 -0600 Report

Another consideration to think about Vinodh is supplies to run the "latest" pump. Would those supplies be readily available where you will be?

Without the incidentals to run it a pump, even the latest, becomes just a high-tech doorstop. Might you be better served with something that is readily available where you will be living?

best wishes to you in your quest!

salmanda 2010-01-17 08:10:15 -0600 Report

Very good points James! I never thought of that, but I don't really know anything about pumps.
Sal :)

jayabee52 2010-01-17 08:24:02 -0600 Report

I really have no experience with pumps myself. outside briefly considering one for "Jem" when she was having EXTREMELY high (^ 600) BG rdgs. I did a bit of reading around DC and on the web.
As it turned out her readings came down closer to "normal" with the help of an endo Dr.

But it stands to reason that he may have problems securing the necessary supplies if the pump is not readily available there

vinodh 2010-01-20 23:44:31 -0600 Report

ya i agree with your point . yes all the supplies are available here in our place near to my house . no i dont think supplies will disturb me .

imsuzie2 2010-01-16 06:37:51 -0600 Report


I don't think an insurance company will pay for a pump immediately after coverage begins. I think they would call it a "pre-existing" condition and exclude it. I think you would have better luck contacting the manufacturers of the pumps to see if they have low cost or free devices…good luck. S2