My insurance approved to cover an insulin pump during my pregnancy. My doctor said sometimes patients have to send the pump back once the pregnancy is over. Is there anyone here who had to do that? I don't think I'm going to want to send my pump back..

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I have never heard of having to return an insulin pump post pregnancy. Perhaps in the prescription your doctor can also list other reasons that you need a pump (like different basal needs at different times of day OR preventing nighttime lows).

Thanks for the reply. Maybe that only applies to those with gestational diabetes.

Another question, did anyone have problems with having an insulin pump on during labor? Would it be best not to have it attached to my stomach?..Where would be the best place to have it?

I had a c-section and wore my insulin pump the whole time. I had the infusion set on my thigh and wore the pump on an arm band on my upper arm. I'm not sure where it would be best for labor. If you like to insert on your arm, that might be best!

Do you think it might be a good idea to get a pump anyway? I had a hard just adjusting in the very beginning to having an insulin pump after being on insulin shots for 10 years. I'm now 10 weeks pregnant & I'm so glad that I have already been on a pump for approx 5 years.

I think the thought of always having something attached to me is what always steered me away from the pump. I didn't like the thought of it. I was on insulin injections for 18 years before this and I was sort of nervous about going on the pump now. It hasn't been a difficult adjustment at all though. I've had the pump for two weeks now and love it.
This is my second pregnancy. I was on injections for the first pregnancy. I'm still trying to figure out where I'll have my pump at for this labor. Maybe my arm. I've only alternated on my legs and stomach so far though. I think having it on my leg or stomach while pushing during labor could get in the way. Maybe it'd just be easier to be hooked to an insulin iv drip and monitor my blood sugar.




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