Hello, is there anyone here who is on a pump and cgm that manages diabetes through a primary care physician instead of an endocrinologist?
I’m attempting to make this jump as no endocrinologist has ever had the time to actually help me with anything and I’m sick of the constant struggle (back and forth for days to get prescriptions updated, sitting in the waiting room for hours while the doctor runs late, no appointments ever available, having to hold their staff’s hands through filling out pump paperwork/accessing my pump data, etc.).
My primary care physician is ok with this since I’m in range 85% of the time at this point. She wrote out insulin prescriptions with no issue. The endocrinologist’s office then called to say that insurance wouldn’t allow me to stay on the pump/cgm without seeing them three times a year. (United healthcare is my insurance)
Do you know if that’s often the case? Can’t the primary care review my numbers and run a1c’s as needed?