I’m Type 2 and on Medicare and I’m considering switching to a pump because of the obscene costs of my Humalog and Levemir under my Medicare Part D coverage. My understanding is that Medicare will cover the cost of the Humalog (but not the Levemir) for those who use a pump and that’s my motivation.
As long as I’m considering a pump, it seems to make sense to me to dive into the CGM experience at the same time. It seems like a good combination of CGM + pump would be the best approach to helping me improve my control of my diabetes.
I’ve been browsing these forums and most of the topics are discussions among advanced users with extensive experience. However, for someone with little knowledge of these devices and their use, it’s more confusing than helpful. As I’ve said for many years, I don’t know what I don’t know.
So I’m looking for advice as to what the best combination of pump + CGM would be for right now but also with an eye to the future when these two types devices can talk to one another and (gasp) perhaps even our smartphones.
My other (related) question is what are the pitfalls of getting these devices and related supplies covered under Medicare?
Thanks for any help you’re able to provide.