I have been a diabetic since I was 2 yrs old. I’ve been followed at Joslin since first diagnosed. Over the years I started with u40 then u80, 100, humalog ,and novolog. Each of these were an improvement on the previous insulins.
The next big thing that came along were insulin pumps another great improvment over having to inject yoursel a number of times a day. Then insulin pumps started coming onto the market. The problem was that the tubing would kink and the pump would jam up.
I am now wearing the insulet Omni Pod. It’s almost like a miracle happened. It’s less expensive than the original pumps. If something happens with the pod you remove it,place another one on immediately,call Omni Pod they send you a fedex envelope and send you a new Pod. You’re never without a Pod.
Medicare calls it disposable. This is only partially true. You don’t discard your meter every time.
I’m sure if appropriate research were done before rejecting tocover it the Medicare People would find out this is much less costly than the other pumps on the market.
My sugars have been much better. My hemaglobin A1c is 6.1. Lets Face it you can’t do much better than that.
The republicans would rather give their donors big tax cuts than help the “average joe.”
Maybe the republicans should learn that a large majority of us aren’t wealthy,but it also doesn’t mean we shouldbe denied products that help us stay out of hospitals.
Jean D Haight