Insulin Pump

By Christy01 Latest Reply 2015-06-28 11:18:04 -0500
Started 2010-06-16 12:53:26 -0500

I would like to get on the insulin pump to control my blood sugars. I only have one insurance and the pump and supplies are high. Does any place sell used or demos?

5 replies

AngeLsLuv 2010-06-23 01:37:44 -0500 Report

I'm on Medicaid because I am on SSI-Disability.. They cover the pump and the regular supplies (test sticks for the meter, insulin, tghe pump stuff-tubing and all).. If Medicaid covers this stuff your insurance company probably will since you would be in better control (ie: less complications and possible hospital admissions and emergencies).. Thing is that you insurance company would probably make you write down your blood sugar readings (4 - 5 times a day) for a given amount of time and also a letter from your doctor to approve it…

monkeymama 2010-06-16 22:21:58 -0500 Report

Have you discussed this option with your medical team? You can try what kdroberts said to do here. Otherwise, I have state insurance, I called my insulin pump company I chose. They in return told me if my insurance had them as a approved provider for a pump or not. From there, they called my doctor for the prescription and all of the other medical information they needed. I only had to fill out a form and authorization and submit logs to them for the insurance company and the HIPPA thing. All pumps are done by prescription. Federal Laws do govern things like this with medical equipment. Besides, you would want to have a gaurantee and warranty in case the pump should malfunction. I hope this helps you out.

kdroberts 2010-06-16 13:06:57 -0500 Report

It doesn't really work that way since they have to conform to FDA rules. The only thing you can do is check with your insurance company to see if there is a preferred vendor and preferred way of ordering one.

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