I think that you can purchase your policy straight out of COBRA (I don’t know how much $ that would run you). That’s probably best, if possible. Because I purchased my plan after COBRA ran out, some time ago, I still run on that. I like the consistency of having a privately purchased policy that doesn’t change. I used to pay $250/month and I think its up to $400 after Obama care, but there is some reimbursement coming from the Feds for privately purchased policies. You are paying quite a bit, I think.
If you don’t need to see a Doc, you can always go into emergency survival mode - buy strips and insulin over the counter at Walmart. Although, some people say those old insulins lead to less stable BG’s. I’m sure that you could buy insulin and strips for around $150/mo.
What state are you in? In my state, individuals must go one month uninsured before becoming eligible for state insurance. My state plan covers pumps, but not CGM. Its a pretty good plan that covers most everything.