Ok so I've been diabetic for 2 years I'm 14 and I really want the insulin pump. Here in NB my insurance won't cover it, but I found one close for 500$ which is a good deal. I went to a training session back in November 2011 and they put a pump on me so I could see what it's like. I loved it and I haven't stopped bugging for the pump since. I tend to miss some needles but c'mon I'm a teenager what do you expect. So I'm going to pick up the pump in a week but first my mom has to call my endo to make sure it's all good with her. Do you think she will have a problem with me buying a used one? Do you think she will let me go on it? My biggest concern is whether I'll be actually using it before school starts in 4 weeks. For all you pump users, how long should I expect to wait before I will be on and using my pump? My endo and dietician said that I have to have my diabetes in good control first, so I'm scared they won't let me go on it :( and I REALLY want to. What do you guys think?
You can change from mg/dl to mmol w/ the "settings"
I think you can set to whatever you want. BTW - I'm not trying to "sell" mine to you. Be happy to give it to you at no cost. Both of mine work. I switched to the Omnipod, that's why I don't use anymore. Not sure how I feel about someone selling you one for $500.
we are not allowed to sell or give away prescriptions items here, sorry!
Ok Marie - so how do you suggest I proceed? I'd like to help out a fellow T1.
Emmy - feel free to message me and we can discuss.
marie, i really want to go on the pump. how can i get one? my insurance wont cover any of it not even the supplies my mom called and tried to argue with them, it was a no go.
I think it's better if the endo calls them. the endo has to be recommending pump therapy for you, at least that's how I believe it works in the US.
my insurance company wont cover it what so ever, and i will never get the pump if i cant get one that i can afford.
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