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RE: [IP] Type confusion

> Natalie:
> I spoke with a doc about the Medicare issue -- the supposed reason
> they deny pumps to Type 2's is because there is no evidence of
> better outcomes --
> Above is not true...I am Type I and had a horrible time of being
> able to get the pump approved via Medicare...If you take a CPeptide
> test and it comes out .5 or higher, they consider it that you are
> still producing insulin and therefore do not need the pump...
> I went through three C Peptide tests before I came up with the right
> number and I've been diab for 35 years...haven't produced insulin in
> all those years!!!

The C Peptide test is reportedly fairly crude and does not produce 
particularly accurate results. The results you get vary from lab to 
lab. If you are required to take this test, you may need to change 
labs or do it several times to get "correct" results.

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