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Hello Everyone,

I am in a unique situation and would like to get people's feedback =
before I make a decision.  I am currently being covered by two insurance =
policies.  In July I received a pump from Mini-Med and have been waiting =
for my old insurance company (whom I pay a $250 monthly premium) to =
approve the pump and to reimburse me.  I haven't started using it yet =
just in case they deny coverage. =20

Last week, my new insurance gave me authorization to begin using pump =
therapy.  I am very excited to get going but here is where I am stuck. =20

After reading people's postings r/t Mini-Med vs Disetronics, I've been =
feeling like maybe the Disetronics would be a better choice due to the =
waterproof and 3 min infusions.  I've been thinking about picking up a =
Disetronics with my new policy and then when my Mini-Med gets approved =
by my old carrier, I'll have the opportunity to use both and then decide =
which one I prefer. =20

I'm hesitating a bit though because I'm not sure how to approach this =
subject with my MD.  I don't want to seem greedy and I realize that I =
won't use more than just one pump.  However, since I didn't have the =
opportunity to choose b/w the brands, I feel like I should have the =
right to do so.  (My MD only presented me with the Mini-med option)

I also feel that if I stick with the mini-med and forget about pushing =
for reimbursement from my old insurance, I would have to purchase a =
Disetronics if I were to decide to switch.

Any suggestions on how to discuss this with my MD? I look forward to =
hearing what you guys think.

Pete=20



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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Hello Everyone,</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I am in a unique situation and would =
like to get=20
people's feedback before I make a decision.&nbsp; I am currently being =
covered=20
by two insurance policies.&nbsp; In July I received a pump from Mini-Med =
and=20
have been waiting for my old insurance company (whom I pay a $250 =
monthly=20
premium) to approve the pump and to reimburse me.&nbsp; I haven't =
started using=20
it yet just in case they deny coverage.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Last week, my new insurance gave me=20
authorization to begin using pump therapy.&nbsp; I am very excited to =
get going=20
but here is where I am stuck.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>After reading people's postings r/t =
Mini-Med vs=20
Disetronics, I've been feeling like maybe the Disetronics would be a =
better=20
choice due to the waterproof and 3 min infusions.&nbsp; I've been =
thinking about=20
picking up a Disetronics with my new policy and then when my Mini-Med =
gets=20
approved by my old carrier, I'll have the opportunity to use both and =
then=20
decide which one I prefer.&nbsp; </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I'm hesitating a bit though because =
I'm not sure=20
how to approach this subject with my MD.&nbsp; I don't want to seem =
greedy and I=20
realize that I won't use more than just one pump.&nbsp; However, since I =
didn't=20
have the opportunity to choose b/w the brands, I feel like I should have =
the=20
right to do so.&nbsp; (My MD only presented me with the Mini-med=20
option)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>I also feel that if I stick with the =
mini-med=20
and forget about pushing for reimbursement from my old insurance, I =
would have=20
to purchase a Disetronics if I were to decide to switch.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=3D2>Any suggestions on how to discuss this with my MD? I =
look=20
forward to hearing what you guys think.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT size=3D2>Pete&nbsp;</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
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