How much will insurance pay on an insulin pump?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Ky Cats, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. Ky Cats

    Ky Cats New Member

    Our 12 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a week ago. We want him to have a Dexcom G5 blood glucose monitor & an omnipod insulin pump. We were just curious if anyone knows what percentage they pay at for these items. Thank you
     
  2. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Not sure but I know they wouldn't paid for @IVE GOTTA PACKAGE 4U pump but that was for something else.
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like Like x 2
    • List
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Cats---call the toll free number on the back of your insurance card.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  4. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    You can get insulin from cats?!?!? So this is why old ladies keep a ton of them around. Interesting.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  5. HardknocksUPSer

    HardknocksUPSer Well-Known Member

    Best post of the day
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  6. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    My wife has juvenile diabetes. She got her pump free while I was in the Marines. With Teamcare insurance she gets everything mail order-90 days.

    Insulin-free
    testing strips-free
    Pump supplies-about $200
    Blood monitor/meter-Always got them free from Endo, never went through insurance.
    pump batteries-bought at store $10 every 3 months
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • List
  7. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Depends on your insurance. My son is on the omnipod too and its great being tubeless. As for the CGM, you'll probably have trouble getting them to pay for it unless the endo is very creative writing the prescription. You can usually borrow one from your endo for a couple weeks.
     
  8. Nike

    Nike Member