So as I posted earlier, I'm on the OmniPod now, and I like it...when its working. Sometimes I get so frustrated when a pod errors on me I just go to shots for the rest of the day because I don't want to change my pod again. And that is causing me high blood sugar readings.
So I've had my doctor write me a note and sign the prescription for the new Animas Ping. The Animas rep said that should be okay for my insurance to approve it, because my doctor wrote the letter explaining the situation.
(Usually, with my insurance [Regence], if you have had it for less than 3 years--I got mine June 2011--its still under warranty in my insurances mind and they won't approve you for another.)
So what I'm wondering is--if they approve as everyone is telling me they hopefully will with my doctors letter--will I be able to switch back and forth? Has anyone tried this?
Ideally, I'd like to use the OmniPod in the summer and the Animas in the winter/fall/Spring time. However basically, depending on the situation, I want to switch between them spradically month by month (not daily or weekly).
Would my insurance, if they approve the Animas, still allow me to get OmniPod pod refills as well as the Animas infusion set "refills"?
Does anyone know anymore about this they can share?