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October 31, 2003

Insulin Pumps, Insurance/Costs

Question from Bentonville, Arizona, USA:

I have type�1 diabetes, and do not have insurance, and would like to know the average or ballpark range for an insulin pump.

Answer:

Purchasing an insulin pump from the company directly would likely be in the range of $5000-6000 on average. The additional supplies, depending on the supplies, are roughly an additional $2000.

SG

[Editor’s comment: Check with the pump companies about programs that they might have to assist the financially-needy.

SS]