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Will Medicare pay for supplies for an insulin pump if I already have a pump??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doris D May 12, 2010. 4 Replies

I'm a Type 2 and someone gave me a used insulin pump and was wondering if medicare will pay for the supplies if I start using it??  I know they have strict rules for type 2's to get the pump, but do…Continue

Question about insulin

Started this discussion. Last reply by k-long Apr 12, 2010. 7 Replies

My Doctor gave me 13 viles of Humilog for a 3 month period. I am using one vile in my purse and one vile at home.  I am taking 45 to 50 units per meal.  By using 2 viles at a time, will I run out of…Continue

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Doris D replied to k-long's discussion 'Will Medicare pay for supplies for an insulin pump if I already have a pump??'
"Medicare and supplies for Type 2's? I really don't know. Ask for a scrip and I'm pretty (not absoulty) sure you can get them."
May 12, 2010
DianaS replied to k-long's discussion 'Will Medicare pay for supplies for an insulin pump if I already have a pump??'
"Karen, My guess is the same rule applies for coverage of pump supplies for Medicare also. Don't know for sure though. Diana"
May 12, 2010
TS replied to k-long's discussion 'Will Medicare pay for supplies for an insulin pump if I already have a pump??'
"They should - just get a prescription from your MD. I moved from NC to Wa state after getting a pump, my new insurance (not Medicare) pays for the supplies. You don't have to tell them where you got your pump from."
May 12, 2010
k-long posted a discussion

Will Medicare pay for supplies for an insulin pump if I already have a pump??

I'm a Type 2 and someone gave me a used insulin pump and was wondering if medicare will pay for the supplies if I start using it??  I know they have strict rules for type 2's to get the pump, but do they apply to the supplies as well??? Thanks, Karen.See More
May 12, 2010
k-long replied to k-long's discussion 'Question about insulin'
"Thanks for all the info! It feels good knowing I'm not in this alone!!"
Apr 12, 2010
barbraann replied to k-long's discussion 'Question about insulin'
"If you have enough total vials with enough insulin it shouldn't matter if you're using 2 at once or not, it's total insulin vs. total used, right? As long as it isn't out too long and expires like someone said. You could run out…"
Apr 12, 2010
DARGIRL replied to k-long's discussion 'Question about insulin'
"What is your I:C ratio? That seems like a lot of insulin for one meal."
Apr 12, 2010
k-long replied to k-long's discussion 'Question about insulin'
"No pills yet. That's not all the insulin that I take either. I take 40 units of Lantus twice a day. Guess I just need more!"
Apr 12, 2010
Brian (bsc) replied to k-long's discussion 'Question about insulin'
"The only reason you would use more vials is if your Humalog was expiring with multiple open vials. Given that you say you are using like 150 units a day, you will use up the insulin long before it expires. Heck, you could probably have three or four…"
Apr 12, 2010
k-long posted a discussion

Question about insulin

My Doctor gave me 13 viles of Humilog for a 3 month period. I am using one vile in my purse and one vile at home.  I am taking 45 to 50 units per meal.  By using 2 viles at a time, will I run out of Humilog before the 3 months are up??
Apr 12, 2010
k-long replied to Devon's discussion 'Sick Day Care?'
"I have food issues also. Just eat what your body is craving. That's how I do it. Your body knows what it needs. Listen to it!"
Apr 11, 2010
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Diabetes Supplies Art

Art created using diabetes supplies: insulin syringes, insulin pump infusion sets, blood sugar test strips, insulin vials, etc.
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5 shots a day

Home-made sharps container! Take plunger out of syringe and place in a gallon jug.
Apr 3, 2010

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