There is so much information on the internet about insulin pumps. You'll find plenty of information written by bloggers, diabetes influencers, pump companies and those random internet misinformation places.
In this blog, I am going to try and cut through some of the guff and give you some facts and straight talk about pumping insulin.
You want a pump but it costs about $10,000, what can you do?
- Buy one. That's right, with the help of your clinician, you can simply purchase an insulin pump outright.
- Private Health insurance will generally cover the cost of a pump and Diabetes Victoria give a great break down of how to make decisions regarding purchasing insurance. Check out this link to help with navigating choosing insurance.
- For people who are not able to purchase a pump or private insurance, there are other option- your clinical team to discuss the options.
Now you can get a pump, which one do you get?
- This is pretty easy to answer. Think of it this way, when you want to easily bake bread, you buy a bread maker. The same thing goes for an insulin pump. You need to think about what you want from you pump to decide which make and model you purchase.