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[IP] Re: Insurance approval=NO APPROVAL



In response to >> Richard E Uhlman <email @ redacted> 12/29 2:12 PM >>>
I am new to this sytstem but I have a question...  I am interested in
getting a pump for my son and I was wondering if anyone has had problems
getting insurance approval if you had fairly good control on MDI. My son
has only had diabetes for a year and  his A1C have been in the 7-8 range
(near or at goal).  I was wondering if this will disqualify him for the
pump.  Has anyone had this problem?  Thanks. Kate
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For the past few months I have been recording all food intakes, all injections
2,3,or 4 daily. I have had training__by a dietician & have furnished 6 A1c
test results to AETNA. I have twice seen a doctor for evaluation to understand
& use a pump. Main problem I'm feeling is that at night my blood sugar gets
high while I sleep, and daytime reading are ROLLERCOASTING up & down.
Sometimes I test & I'm in the 45 to 50 range yet feel normal. If I don't eat
on schedule then I'm forced to eat SWEETS & soon my Bloodsugar skyrockets.
Being diabetic since age 17 , now I'm 45 I really feel a pump could help me
remain in a more normal range. AETNA does NOT want to APPROVE me for at least
6 more months. I understand about treating my disease with the Different
types  of insulin & the varying dosages I have TREATED MY disease MYSELF . I
beleive a pump could make things better.Why are they forcing me to wait ?
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