I would Get one BEFORE.. I've been thru 2 Endo's since Getting On Medicare and No Luck
And Imagine all the USED One's out there?
Why can't we at least have one of those?
I am going to TRY and get medicare to allow me to try pumping. MY kidney function has been on a decline, would like to halt or slow the decline.
I read somewhere (??) that medicare may make an exception for T-2 diabetics with eGFR below 50. My eGFRs have been running mostly in the 40s, lowest high 30s.
My diabetes is a bit weird, had several labels over the years. I first had a BS problem at age 14, threatened with shots, but got better, happened again in the Navy at age 22, then hospitalized at age 34 after a meat-wagon ride to ER, where I was formally Dx'd as diabetic.
Your endo should run a whole gambit of tests. I have declining kidney function too, and in the testing process they found antibodies. No wonder the type 2 approach wasn't working too well. I got my pump right away and Medicare covers it under the durable medical equipment clause in their coverage contract.
I know that Medicare covers pumps, they just don't cover the OmniPod.
I am a type 2, medicare has paid for my pump, supplies and meds under part B. If your endo. states that you need the pump and you meet the C-pep threshold you will get the pump. Been on a MM 723 for two months. My A1C went from 9.7 to 6.5 and I looking for a lower number next time.
I have been on Medicare for about 6 years and have used Medtronic Pumps since being on Medicare. Recently updated to the Revel Pump and Medicare covered that also. Looking forward to Medtronic's Tubeless Pump. Best of Luck to you Linda in your search.