I'm turning 65, Medicare doesn't cover OmniPod, I can't afford to pay for the Pods. What problems have been experienced when returning to injections. I'm sure my AIC will be crazy high.Just wondering if anyone has advise. Thanks.
I guess we will have to start a group for Past OmniPod Users.The number of members will be growing pretty fast ha.
I have a supplimental insurance company, a F Policy. They said they would cover the pod if it was approved by medicare, but we all know the answer there. Infact they said if I used another pump hey would cover it.
I understand there are test strips that are covered by medicare with NO charge, and some that aren't covered at all. I haven't tried to order any yet. I'll sound off with info about that when I get it.
well have been talking with my doctor,i have been on omnipod almost two years i have awhile until 65 but even with my insurance the pump is expensive and my a1c has not been great at all i did better in shots,i do have to say i would not go to tubing pumps either like the omnipod also.
I'd check into a tubed pump first.
Thanks for your reply to my poat.
i also have to leave omnipod, not for the same reason tho. I had carpal tunnel surgery done on both hands and cant push the buttons on the pdm. i am also having problems with removing the plastic piece from the pods. it will take several months to heal and since i dont always have people around to push the buttons to bolus i have to skip meals to keep my sugar low for the day. when will they realize not everyone can push those buttons.
I will be going back to a tubed pump cause i dont want to do MDI again.
Have you asked your doctor to put up a fight for you to continue with the Omnipod, some doctors will when you have used a specific pump for a long period of time and it is working. since not all pumps work the same. good luck.
I hate the buttons on the PDM too! Hand issues are a high occurance problem for Diabetics, and Insulet seems to have missed the boat on that. Heck, even BD a few years back changed the insulin pen needle packaging to be a pain in the rear for handling by making the inner caps to dang small it was impossible for some to pick them up off the table! When are these medical companies going to REALLY wake up and start treating the WHOLE patient and not just the part they care about!!!!
Whew, glad to get that off my chest :)
Did you ever contact Insulet? I am very curious to hear if they are working on the Medicare issue.