Like "I have been on the pump for 4 years now.. paradigm 715. (minimed)... my insurance paid for 90% of the pump so my co pay was $450... a 3 month box of supplies usually about $50 It works great.. better control & allows you to be more "normal". When you contact minimed.. you give them your insurance & Dr. info they do all the rest of the leg work & notify you all the details. When I decided to get the pump they sent it to me & a trainer came to my house & showed me how to work it... then both the trainer & I went to the Dr & set it up...best thing I could have done "