This thread is about the Kids in the Province of British Columbia (BC) getting their free pumps. I live in the Province of Ontario. The Kids here all got their free pumps in 2006 and the first batch of Adults in Sept/08.
I did mention it to my Endo because many on the net were bugging me to get a pump, just because. The Pump Instructor set me up for an appointment in October, which I cancelled and re-scheduled for Dec. 18th which I had to cancel since my Hubby's surgery was also scheduled for that day. She was going to give me Jan 7/09 but I took January 29/09 instead.
As you may have noticed Richard, I'm really not keen on getting a pump for myself. They have been available to me 100% free through my Hubby's work Insurance for the past 4 years. One of his Friend's got one and is Happy with it but he was way out of control and also a newly dxd. Diabetic. He went through DKA many times. Finally after his last DKA hospital adventure, his Endo mentioned the pump to him.
I have noticed through the years, many People on the net have tried the pump and got worse numbers or no difference, didn't like being attached and hated pumping for different reasons and returned to the syringe or pens. Not everyone needs or want a pump. I will probably attend the appointment with the Pump Instructor for the opportunity to learn close-up about pumping. It should be interesting. Although I don't like fusing with gadgets, maybe I'll end up pumping.
But my Hubby's work would pay for it not the Government since we have the coverage. Thank you for Caring Richard.