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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V2 #706

> Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 17:12:36 -0500
> From: email @ redacted (Richard E Uhlman)
> Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V2 #706
> 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

I have an A1c of about 6.0 and I was approved.  There is also a 
consideration of being low frequently - especially when young and 
active.  It can be a real pain and dangerous sometimes.

good luck
Michael O'Hara
Galehouse Construction
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/