This might be a dumb question, but I know how supportive the TuDiabetes community is, so I'm throwing it out there:
I want a pump, but how do I get one?
Right now I inject insulin manually (is that what you'd call it?!). I inject my basal insulin (Levetra) in the a.m. and p.m. and I bolus (humulog) every time I eat.
I've heard a lot of you here on TuDiabetes and on Twitter talking about getting approved for a pump through your insurance company. And I'm so curious, how do you get started on that process?
I haven't seen an Endo yet. Keep in mind that my health insurance just started covering diabetes May 1st, so in the past two years I've tried to survive seeing nurse practitioners (when I was paying 100% in cash) and family practice Drs (when my insurance covered everything but diabetes).
Someone give me some advice.
What makes someone a good candidate for a pump? What are some reasons that a health insurance company would deny a pump "prescription"??