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I have insurance through my husbands company. We have United Healthcare and the prescription coverage is through Medco. I called Medco trying to find out what pumps they would cover, and the best the guy could do was look up a few of the most common pumps the pharmacist recommended, and tell me if they were covered...they were not! The mimimed, the Deltec Cozmo, the IR 1250, none of them. I desperately need to get on a pump. I do in excess of 7 injections a day, and still have issues with my BG. Does anyone have any idea what pump Medco might cover, or how I could get them to cover a pump for me? The representatives I've spoken to have all told me that they cannot find out what pumps would be covered, that all they can do is search the name of the pump and see what it comes back with. Please Help!
 

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The only help I can give is to welcome you with open arms to DF, and send positive thoughts for United HealthCare/Medco to get their ducks in a row and do something! I am not insulin-dependent, but the feedback I get from many other people is that pumping makes all the difference in the world. There are others here much better qualified to talk about this than I.

I'm just glad you joined us and I hope you'll keep us posted on your journey from MDI to pumping.

Take care,
Shanny
 

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I have no idea.I have medicaid and they covered the accu chek spirit.
 

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That's a tough one, kendi! I am not on insulin, but I did find that I had to contact my insurance co regarding which meter and test strips they would cover. My dr wrote a prescription for a meter the insurance would not cover, but the company did give me a list of what they would cover and my dr wrote the prescription over again for one that was covered. I had diabetic education classes, and they had a list of which meters would were covered by which insurance companies. Do you think the insurance person at your doctor's office or a local diabetic education program (mine is at our local hospital) could help? Hope you can find some help!
 

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I was not covered until I got an endocrinologist's approval and agreed to see her every three months. That was with United Health Care, NY State Empire Plan. Maybe it differs from one state to another. I use the Minimed pump. It is the one that is most widely used.
 

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I had to have an endocrinologist's order for one first. Then I contacted Medtronic directly and they dealt with my insurance compnay to get me approved. Good luck and let us know what happens.
 
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