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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #576 re: animals and diabetes

I hear you my insurance company told my my pump was covered 100% now they 
changed their mind and said it is only covered 50% i have to pay $100 a 
month for mine. I was very upset with them but im not giving up my pump.

>From: Ivy Randel <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V6 #576 re: animals and diabetes
>Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002 18:19:05 -0700 (PDT)
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>HI gang
>I am one of those animal lovers and a diabetic only I
>have a diabetic cat that must get insulin twice a day.
>  He is pretty good about his shots most of the time
>but then he will go and hide at times,  I used to gove
>the shot when he was eating but a couple of bouts of
>hypoglycemia because he refused to eat his meal
>changed our routine.  I have to watch him, too,
>because he may vomit after a meal and then I have to
>watch him and put Karo in his mouth and call the vet
>for help.
>I went on a pump this year after 20+ years of shots
>and they will have to hold me down and rip it off my
>body.  I had a terrible time with my insurace company
>who originally told me, the pharmacy, trainer, doctor
>and pump company it was covered 100% and then 2 months
>later said they made a mistake and it was not covered
>and I would have to pay $206 a month rental for 15
>months.  Fought them all the way to the state
>insurance commissioner and it is now covered 100%.  I
>would not have been able to afford this wonderful
>freedom if I had to pay $206 a month.
>Ivy Randel pumping since Feb. with a Dana II
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