Just got off the phone with the regional rep for Tandem. Yesterday I spent an hour with a diabetes educator in person and on the phone with a Tandem rep in San Diego. It was looking like a go yesterday. Then the regional rep dropped the hammer, evidently Medicare or the Aetna Advantage plan won’t approve without a current C-Peptide of <1. The last C-Peptide I had was about 8 years ago and was in the low end of normal.
We shall see. I was really wanting the pump to decrease insulin cost as it would be under Durable Medical Equipment, Part B.
I am doing fine on pens with an HbA1c of 5.3%. AGP for 30 days Avg Gluc 107, in range 99.5%, .5% low, 14.8% coefficient of variation and SD of 16.
Update - I found that C-Peptide in my computer from Nov 6, 2017, it was .8ng/dl. Passed that on the the rep and she said that’s good enough. .8 was the lowest to be considered normal