So, although I’m T2, I’ve been on insulin for nearly 35 years and on a pump for 16 years. Life was good…until Medicare. I’ve had problems with getting enough test strips in the past (not from my doc, but from Medicare), had paperwork lost and not gotten supplies on time. Just found out that, once again, Medicare is imposing a stupid arbitrary rule for getting pump supplies.
I had TKR on my right knee in May. Luckily, I was off home-care PT and nurse in time to get my next supply order. Just found out from Edgepark that when I get my next TKR on the left knee at the end of August, Medicare will not allow them to ship my next supply order because it won’t have been 60 days since I will have been off home-care PT. I’ve been told that the visiting nurse has to order my supplies…what??? I will have too many sets to reorder while the nurse is still coming, but they won’t let me re-order until I only have 5 or so sets left. I was told to get my doctor involved - seriously? Yet another batch of paperwork he will have to do for ABSOLUTELY NO REASON! Home care does not manage my diabetes care. In fact, even in the hospital my doctor put in my chart that I am to monitor my own bg’s and insulin intake, not the nurses.
Okay,I’ll deal with this, but I just had to get this off my chest in a place where people will actually understand, because my family doesn’t have a clue as to why this pisses me off.