I was really nervous that my dr would be against putting me on the pump. While I was waiting I took notes from the Animas ping group and wrote my own list of “why its a good idea”. I even printed out my Dexcom reports for him to show the roller coaster that has been going on that the Dex has reported. I went in and did explain to him my reasons. He was glad to hear I did my homework and approved that I am certainly ready to be put on the pump.
Congratulations! I was talking to you on the Aminas Forum I think. Make sure to tell us about your journey too
I will! I’ll even take a picture of my excitement when the box arrives :)…If it does by Christmas time, I’ll leave it under the tree so it can be a nice present unwrap
Sounds like a plan . Now I just have to convince my endo that I can not get in control with MDI no matter what we do (considering I woke up on a 420 and had moderate ketones)
Brentos, I HIGHLY recommend a CGM (especially the dexcom!!!). If I didnt have mine, I would’ve of been on MDI again. My dr saw the roller coaster and agreed that its time to start using a pump. Also keep a log of your sugar levels and your carbs and foods so they can see what is going on and that MDI isn’t working. I did that and I am going to be pumping soon (I just cant stop saying that. I am just too excited!!!).
Unfortunately here in Australia, CGM’s are not covered under insurance and they are expensive ($22,000 a year for sensors) but they did hook me up to one for 3 days but that only made them say I needed Levimer. I already keep my carb and BG written down (in fact I email them to my endo every 3 days lately) I am going to have to try again though in convincing them. LOL its such a magical moment isn’t it? I can’t wait for mine
ahh…i didnt realize you were in Australia…Keep that log going. The more info you can provide, the more they can see you need to switch. I am going to re-start my log so I can have the info for the insurance company. The more info they have, the better chances you’ll get covered. I thought for sure in other countries supplies and what not would be better coverage than here in the USA
I just have to keep fighting. I really hate how people have to fight their insurance companies. Our government subsidizes all our insulin, strips, glucagon and infusion set and it angers me that the US don’t have something similar. I hear people go without insulin or testing
Brentos, I didnt have insurance for over a year and spread my meds sparingly. I suffered. My A1C was 13% when I moved back home. I now have managed care medicaid. I use to be a medical biller and boy did I get a HUGE surprise when I saw how things are done here. Made me want to move out of the country completely (its still a plan some day). Insurance company loves money. Its a pharma money making deal here. The sicker you are, the more they love you (and sometimes not).