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[IP] I need support (and a pump!!)
Hi everyone. I have had a really rough couple of weeks with my sugars and
just need some encouragement from those who understand... my two yr
anniversary of my diagnosis is next week and I feel like its never been
harder to cope than right now. I thought it would get easier!!
I think part of it is that my "honeymoon" is ending... insulin needs are
increasing and my sugar spikes up much easier. To make matters worse, I
decided in October to get the pump and still don't have it. I got a job with
a supposed great medical plan. Its a flex plan and I chose the top option.
However, the rep from my company is telling me I can't get the pump covered.
I tired to point out that this doesn't make sense. The plan specifies
coverage for so many expensive things: protheses, wheelchairs, and other
devices. It covers "insulin and diabetic supplies" but apparently that
doesn't include a pump. Tried to explain its importance, the fact I'll be a
better, healthier employee... it went to the VP of HR and he said no. Its so
discouraging for me.
I see my endo on Monday... I don't know where to go from here with the pump.
Maybe buying second hand? Anyone looking to sell an old pump?! Is it
possible I could convince my insurance to cover monthly supplies?
I have had one of those days... crazy sugars leading to migraine... crying
jags from sheer frustration... having to cancel plans with friends. I feel
maybe the pump could give me some new motivationa nd hope and it feels so
unfair that I can't get it. I'm only 26 and I feel like I've aged 20 years
in the last 2!
Thanks for "listening"
dx April 3/99
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