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Re: [IP] Re: New Members

Dear "L",

I thought my insurance company was not going to pay for my pump either.  I
was a tightly controlled IDDM on MDIs.  My A1cs were always <7.  Yet I was
having wide swings in my bgs and occasional very damaging hypo events.

The insurance company's nurse asked me to submit months of blood glucose
records in addition to the documents my Endo sent.  Within three weeks the
insurance paid for a Disetronic (2) pump kit and three months of supplies.

My advice:  Have your Endo write the letter of medical necessity and submit
any and all bg records the insurance company requests.  Trust and wait.

I would venture that most of the pumpers here have had their equipment paid
for by insurance.

BTW, does the Canadian social health insurance readily cover purchase of
pumps for diabetics?

email @ redacted
Austin, Texas USA
-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Sunday, September 13, 1998 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: New Members

>      I am also ready to go to "war".I am battling an HMO for my pump.Any
>that anyone has would be appreciated.I have just mailed letters to a
>and a congressman,so I am waiting for a response.Thanx
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/