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Insurance/Costs

My doctor and I have been bugging my insurance company about purchasing an insulin pump, but because my hemoglobin test isn’t high enough (in their mind it has to be at least 9.5%), they won’t justify a pump.

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I am 18 years old, have diabetes, and I am having many problems. A physician that I would like to go to does not take my insurance, and the doctor that I have been for the past three years as of this year does not accept my insurance. I am depressed because I don’t know what else to do.

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I have had type 1 diabetes since 1969. My husband got laid off and recently took a new job. We just got the coverage available and they do not cover diabetic supplies unless it is generic. I have one bottle of insulin and one bottle of strips left and I am scared. Are there any resources available for assistance until we can find an insurance that will cover me?

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Does Health insurance usually cover diabetic camps for children? Also do they cover any costs of the Diabetic conferences?

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A friend of mine has a 21 year old daughter with type 1 diabetes who has finished trade school. Now her parents cannot carry her on their insurance any more, she doesn’t know what to do or where to go to get her medicine, and she has been off of her insulin for about a week. What can she do? Where can she go now? Can you give me some suggestions?

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I m 28 years old, and I have type 1 diabetes treated with a pump. I have been very responsible about going to the doctor and staying on top of my diabetes. Now, I want to go to work for a company that does not provide medical insurance for a pump. Are there any health insurance companies out there that will provide individual coverage?

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As a single parent, I make too much money for state assistance. How can I find affordable health insurance for my son who was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes?

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How can I convince my insurance carrier that the OmniPod would help me stay healthy and would help me avoid frequent lows? They have denied me coverage for the device.

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My employer is switching to UnitedHealthcare next year with Medco as the pharmacy. They do not pay for insulin in full. Do you have a list of insurance companies who will?

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Since our insurance company will not cover a CGMS for our son, who has type 1 and Down Syndrome, do you know of any studies in which he could participate where we would be given a CGMS?

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