I have very successfully worn an Omni Pod insulin pump for many years as a legally blind diabetic. It is great, Omni Pods have been a life saver for me. Unfortunately, this past March I was laid off from my job of 15 years and no longer have that insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield). I now have an Obamacare type insurance through my state. The insurance I have WILL pay for the pods. However, Insulet Corp. will NOT accept my insurance (!) and I have juvenile diabetes (Type 1, onset 50 years ago.)
Does anyone know of an organization, a group, a non-profit or any other place that can be a middle man for me? Insulet rep said that they would accept 3rd party payments, so if I can find a 3rd party to pay then, let my insurance company reimburse them, I think this will work.
I am desperate to stay healthy and be free from 4-5 injections a day, which I never did well on anyway Nor have other pumps been simple or accessible enough to use well. Has anyone else experienced this kind of seriously troublesome situation? What did you do? How did you manage?
Thanks very much.