I didn't even realize this section was here until I went to your site Marc.
A Big Congrats Marc! Did you get it through your insurance or by the
I definitely saw Smitherman last Oct. 7th(I think it was) saying to the
reporters that the government would be covering pumps for Ontarian
Adults also. That was a Huge surprise to me and I didn't hear wrong.
I thought, "How Great for the People who wanted a pump". Oh shoot, I
just thought, that was for Folks who didn't have insurance or the money
to cover it.
My 14 year old son, just started with his animas Ping pump in October 2009. I believe the government needed either two or three A1C readings that were good to qualify. My son did very well at the beginning when his first received his pump, but unfortunately he is still pretty upset about his diagnoses in Jan. 2009 and has not done well in the last few months. His nurse has explained to him that if his A1C goes over 9, that the government will take back the pump and his will be back on injections. I hope he is going to take this seriously as it really is a great way for him, since he is involved with so many sports. Good Luck!
Hi Marc - I am currently working with my diabetes educator toward getting a pump through OHIP and I am over 18. My understanding is that if you need to lower your A1C, you can get a pump, as long as you jump through the necessary hoops that are required (i.e. figuring out insulin to carb ratio, working with an endo). I certainly hope I'm not going through this for nothing...?
Hi Kelly, I've just completed the entire process for getting a replacement pump through OHIP. Although the A1C was not an issue for me, I did not see anything in the process that would exclude you from getting it based on your A1C. Your endo would know that though. It does involve a few steps, but nothing too strenuous.
To outline it for you, basically the endo approves the form, then to educator, pick your pump which for me arrived a few days before my educator appointment, then went back to educator to get 'hooked up'. You then get sent home to use it for a while, and then come back for a follow up with endo in a week or so. The first supplies cheque arrives after a couple of weeks (which apparently arrive every 3 months to cover supplies). Because mine was a replacement pump, I didn't need to keep too detailed records, but when I got my first one, I kept detailed records for a few weeks to give the educator as much info as possible to program the pump more accurately, but your mileage may vary on that one depending on your educator. I believe there is a yearly followup with the educator too. It may be a bit of an annoyance. My own issue is that I've always hated keeping that kind of detailed records, but I was certainly motivated to get it done right, so I sucked it up, and then it settles down afterwards.
The one thing I can say, is that it makes a huge difference over MDI. I would never go back!
Good luck with the process, and let us know how it's going.
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