I posted this as a blog, but I would really like some good advice so I posted it in here too.
For a lot time I think I was scared of pumping. Terrified, in fact. I made up excuses. “I don’t have time. I don’t have the money.” But now, I can say, that I am finally ready to get to pumpin’.
However, those issues still remain. Particularly the money issue. Sure, my insurance will cover part of the start up costs as well as some of the supplies. But I will be left covering around 1500-2500 dollars. Neither I nor my family has that kind of money. Not to mention the inevitable CGM (something I really, really want!).
How do I determine whether pumping/CGMs are things I need or simply want? And what about when my opinion differes from my insurance company?
And even worse, what about in 9-18 months when I will lose my parent’s insurance? Should I just stay on injections, since they’ll be cheaper when that happens???
I guess my real question is, does anybody know of any way I could get help funding my initial pump purchase? The insurance questions will be answered later I’m sure. But I don’t want to start getting ready for a pump and find out that I won’t be able to afford it.