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Diabetes and Technology: Another Win!

Dr. Fran Cogen Health Pro July 31, 2012
  • On a typical outpatient day, my patients and families are always asking me about the best way to improve diabetes management. As I have stated multiple times, administration of insulin in combination with diet, exercise, and frequent blood glucose monitoring is the ticket! There is a plethora of insu...

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  • randi
    Aug. 01, 2012

    As an adult Type 1 diabetic, I have been on the insulet omnipod for two years.  I went on Medicare last October and discovered, months later, that Medicare will not cover this type of pump.  The cost is $300.00 per month.  I have appealed and have written to my state senators to assist me.   No one at Medicare can give me a reason for...

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    As an adult Type 1 diabetic, I have been on the insulet omnipod for two years.  I went on Medicare last October and discovered, months later, that Medicare will not cover this type of pump.  The cost is $300.00 per month.  I have appealed and have written to my state senators to assist me.   No one at Medicare can give me a reason for denial of this speific pump.  My feeling is that it is prohibitive in price.  But it works and is easy...

    • Dr. Fran Cogen
      Health Pro
      Aug. 01, 2012

      Randi: your diabetes care provider should write a letter our prior authorization to continue insulin pump therapy. Not sure though if they will cover only specific pumps. With our medicaid population, we have to justify why we want a particular pump. Hope they will listen,

      DrC