OKAY I’M FEELING STUPID HERE. I WAS WONDERING I’M CURRENTLY ON LANTUS AND NOVOLOG. WOULD I HVE TO SWITCH INSULIN? ALSO WHAT KIND OF STRIPS ARE USED? I’VE HEARD PUMPING IS MORE EXPENSIVE, SO I WAS WONDERING HOW MUCH.
You usually will just stick the fast acting insulin you’re already using. So you would most likely just stick with novolog. The strips are Freestyle for the Omnipod meter and freestyle flash that comes with it. Happy EDD Day!!!
Pumps. yep. almost 99% of us use fast acting (Novolog or Apidra or Humalog) only in the pump. No more Lantus!
How much you will pay for a pump depends on if you have insurance and what it covers and what your deductable is.
Okay I have a pretty good insurance plan so here’s my finance deal
I paid $800 out of pocket for my pump, due to a higher deductable for family plans (I budgeted $500). The insurance paid $4700 to the pump manufacturer.
My pump supplies cause me to have more copays (twice as many) - I was paying $40 for 3 months of supplies for MDI. I am paying $80 for 3 months of supplies now.
oops…i just noticed i did “EDD day”…Happy WDD (right!) Day =)