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Re: [IP] Insurance frustrations

My insurance company wanted copies of my logbook for the last 4 months. You
had to have
been a deabetic for at least 3 years, and taking more that 3 shots per day.
Oh yah and doctors notes for whatever time period.


At 09:09 PM 8/4/03 -0400, you wrote:
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>Hehe.. nope I got you beat!
>I'm a T1, had BCBS of SoCal, a1c was 13.9 still. played between
>8-14 most times. They still hassled me several times over and for 2yrs.
>They in the end denied me, saying to my doc. MDI and increasing my
>insulin would work.Odd thing is.. when I increase insulin, I tend to go
>higher instead of lower. Go figure. Yes, my endo has several other patients
>on pumps from MiniMed. Even MiniMed said my endo was a good one.
>I was lucky enough to fenagle this pump. My meter avg have gone from
>250's to 140's since May 5th when I started pumping.
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Elizabeth Ramsey" <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Monday, August 04, 2003 8:06 PM
>Subject: RE: [IP] Insurance frustrations
>>  Len, it really depends on your insurance company. I'm a type II and we
>> have the hardest time getting pumps on the planet. The worst hbA1c I've
>ever had
>> was at diagnosis. After that, my worst one was just before I went on
>insulin at
>> a 7.4 (and no I am not bragging, it JUST a statement to let people know
>> this has nothing to do with control). That was a year ago in June 2002.
>Now I am
>> getting a pump, should be delivered on Wed. (my endo has been on vacation
>> the last 10 days). Anyway, the Animas rep told me that what was helpful in
>> case was the fact that I had been to the ER at least once while on insulin
>> that my numbers were still unstable enough. I still have some fairly
>> lows. Btw, my insurance company is Aetna. And to the lady with Cigna...I'm
>> sorry, I really am. I've had to deal with them before and I wouldn't wish
>> one on my worse enemy. Liz
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