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Insulin pump and Medicare

Started this discussion. Last reply by jesikabeth 12 hours ago. 9 Replies

I'm wondering if someone could help me here. I am trying to get approved for a pump, I am on Medicare. I was diagnosed about 10 years ago as a type 2 and have struggled to get control of my sugars.…Continue

Tags: pump, insulin, medicare, c-peptides

Severe Insulin Resistance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Jan 3, 2013. 23 Replies

Hi - This is the first time that I have posted anything but I'm hoping that some people on here can help me. I was diagnosed with Type 2 about 9 years ago. At first I didn't have many problems and…Continue

 

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jesikabeth replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"Hello, I'm in the same boat. a I am also a type 2. Just dropped off my paperwork today and hope to hear back soon regarding coverage. I'm hoping for the Animas Ping, but would be happy with the Tslim and an Omnipod as my last choice. I…"
12 hours ago
meee replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"Hi Leslie, I hope you can get approval for your pump even if you have to change it. You need your doc to be your advocate here and write a letter of medical necessity. I don't know what the levels are for c peptide for pumps but maybe that can…"
Jul 18
Nell replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"Just a minor correction here. It is my understanding that Medicare will replace a pump after 5 years but they have no control over the warranty. I had a pump for 6 years on Medicare and it worked fine in the 5th+ years but it was not under warranty…"
Jul 18
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Jul 18
LBREP replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"I am also on Medicare. I was told Medicare does not cover the Omni Pod. This came from the local rep. They do pay for the other brands of pumps. I have a Animas PING and an switching to T:Slim. Medicare requires a 5 year warranty on the pumps it…"
Jul 18
Zoe replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"I'm confused, Leslie, you said if you don't get a pump you can't afford to stay on insulin. You still need insulin for your pump!"
Jun 28
karen replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"Hi Leslie, I think you should call Medicare directly to answer your question. From what I have read it is your doctor who prescribes the pump based on the need. I recall that Omnipod was not an approved pump at all for Medicare - but don't know…"
Jun 28
Brunetta replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"Leslie65: Has your doctor ever tried to prescribe U-500 insulin ( type 2s who are knowledgeable, please chime in) It is an analog insulin, I believe, such as Humalog, that is concentrated in a manner that its potency is up to 5x that of u-100…"
Jun 28
Leslie65 replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"Thank you Zoe for your reply. I'm getting so depressed and frustrated with all of this, I feel like it's a losing battle for me at times. I want to stay positive but it seems like there's not much I can do. If I don't get a pump…"
Jun 28
Zoe replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"I am going to let other Type 2's respond about their experiences with the pump and Medicare. I do know that having already been on a pump will help. Also your doctor can write a letter of necessity describing why he feels you should be on a…"
Jun 27
Leslie65 posted a discussion

Insulin pump and Medicare

I'm wondering if someone could help me here. I am trying to get approved for a pump, I am on Medicare. I was diagnosed about 10 years ago as a type 2 and have struggled to get control of my sugars. My doctor wants me to be on an insulin pump because she thinks it will help me. I was approved for an omnipod before I started Medicare and had to stop because the supply company thought that my c-peptide was too high (2.64). I am trying this again, here is my info:C-Peptide: 1.9 (0.80-3.10 ng/mL)…See More
Jun 27
Brian (bsc) replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Regular U-500 is the name of the concentrated. It is five times more powerful allowing smaller injections. The downside is that U-500 is really slow, more like a basal insulin and it is also quite expensive, > $500/vial."
Jan 3, 2013
Belila replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Hi haley, can you tell me what is teh name of that concentrated insulin as I am doing bad with levemir"
Jan 3, 2013
Belila replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"Dear Gary may I ask you how long it took u to start lose weight in 100 gm of carb and walking work out as I am doing this for three weeks but cant see any results and that kills me...I am on levemir 50 units a day splitted and Novo Rapid but stil…"
Jan 3, 2013
jims replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"That matches my experience. My read is that the exercise and for me was 2 miles min walking and 1200 calorie diet - drop the grains/flours way back helps get the body working better. My read is that it is glucose saturation of the temporary glucose…"
Jan 3, 2013
Autumn Rose replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Severe Insulin Resistance'
"I'm agreeing with several of the others' posts here. I also have severe insulin resistance and am very frustrated with the HUGE amounts of insulin I've had to take. I was taking the same amounts of Levemir as you however, I was just…"
Jan 3, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I hope to try and understand this disease more
Date diagnosed
January 1, 2003
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
10.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod

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At 3:12am on December 8, 2012, brokenpole said…

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At 2:19pm on December 7, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Leslie...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
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Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:24pm on December 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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