Like A Kid At Christmas!

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.

Dave. thanks for the suggestion to get Pumping Insulin. Mine came today and it is as good as Using Insulin. I started reading it and now I know what questions to ask and what to look for when looking at the different pumps.