I originally posted this in the T1 Forum and it was suggested that I post it here also.
Just got home from a doctor’s appointment. I hadn’t been in his office for 2 minutes when he said he wanted to get me on a pump ASAP! I couldn’t believe my ears. On the one hand I am so excited but on the other I am scared to death. I have a few questions. So, if any one out there can help me I would sure appreciate it.
I know that insurance companies vary but in general what is the procedure and requirements, if any, for getting a pump approved? Does the insurance company tell you what kind to get or are you pretty much free to choose? What qualities should I look for in a pump? When all is said and done am I going to owe the national debt? I have been on MDIs for about 8 years, is my life really going to change once I am on a pump?
Many more questions but I just can’t think of them now. I am going to start reading up on pumps. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.