Diabetic pumps

By amvaughn07 Latest Reply 2015-03-14 08:15:12 -0500
Started 2010-11-24 10:50:16 -0600

My name is Adena and my daughter Gracee-10-was diagnosed this summer with Type 1 Diabetes after going into DKA. We have been looking into the pump option and are definitely interested…as is the endocrinologist we see. However, the insurance we have either doesn't cover any of them or there is no financial break through the companies. We, as are most int eh US, are strapped badly and need financial assistance. Does anyone out there know of any agencies where we can get help for a pump?

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Sopies Grandma
Sopies Grandma 2015-03-14 08:15:12 -0500 Report

take a look at omnipod, their pump is low in cost. but whatever pump you choose try calling them and ask them for a refurbished pump, they are a lot cheaper.

gober 2010-12-03 07:34:23 -0600 Report

I am also new to the site, been diabbetic since 95. had my pump for 6 months, the best thing i ever did, do not give up, it is a wonderful assect for me . I can only wonder how great it would be for a ten year old. i am 55

olefart2 2010-11-27 07:28:50 -0600 Report

I have had the medtronic minimed pump for a year now and love it. Glad to see you are choosing to go with the pump option. My pump cost $5800 and was sumitted to the insurance company and they only had to pay $2400 so you could ask for the insurance discount and see what happens. The worse they can do is say no. Good luck!

jzflag 2010-11-24 15:55:57 -0600 Report

Hi Adena, my name is Jaime and my daughter 11 was also diagnosed in Sept. We were told by our social worker that she automatically qualified for Medical assistance and this will help with the Pump and co-pays… We are waiting to get our started… Good luck!

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