I recently moved from the United States to Finland. While I am grateful for the nearly free access to doctors and insulin, it does not come with out it's pitfalls. I have been on (an loving) the Omnipod pump and Dexcom CGM and now have been told that the only pump I can get here is medtronic and I will most likely not get a the accompanying CGM unless the Doctor determines I have a need.
I get that this system of socialized medicine is quite different from the insurance system in the US, but am so sad to think I'll be torn from the system (i.e. omnipod and dexcom) that has made my management so good and so easy.
So I have 2 questions: Maybe they should be in different forums, but:
1) Does anyone have experience moving from the US to Europe and if so is there anything I can do to stay on my current devices (even if it means paying something extra).
2) If I am forced to switch to medtronic and (hopefully) the accompanying sensor. Can anyone help me with the transition. for example, are the sensors accurate at all (so should I even fight for one)? If anyone has switched from omnipod to medtronic, how was the transition? Are there any reasons I should be happy with this switch (b/c I love my omnipod).