Hi, I will answer some now and do more later (tired). I am Type 2, have been on Animas since 2009 and Dexcom one year later, I payed for the Dexcom myself at first because at that time my primary was Operating Engineers (hubby). I only payed for it thr first year, don’t remember what changed. Went on Medicare in 2015, keeping FED BC/BS which is paying for my Dexcom. DO NOT give up your full FED BC/BS for a supplement. A supplement will not cover anything Medicare doesn’t cover. To keep it is costly but our diabetes is expensive. As a side, Medicare won’t cover overseas and last year I was hospitalized in Seoul, Korea. My FED BC/BS paid most of it.
For myself, I would not get Omnipod. I know it would fall out and from what I know, sometimes it is a hassle. Before the pump, I didn’t like the idea of always being attached to something by tubing. It was not an issue, got used to it immediately… Have some funny stories about it. Hope this helps, will answer more in a day or two.