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My doctor will not perscribe me an insulin pump for my type 1 diabetes due to having medicare. I need a pump because I am legally blind and can't well?

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Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Family Medicine

In brief: Find a new doctor

Medicare requires that you have a fasting C-peptide test performed or have a + GAD antibody screen.
Go to: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/ or www.medtronic.com. Ask which doctors in your area prescribe insulin pumps. They will be happy to direct you to the best local pump doctors. Dont give up!

In brief: Find a new doctor

Medicare requires that you have a fasting C-peptide test performed or have a + GAD antibody screen.
Go to: http://www.tandemdiabetes.com/ or www.medtronic.com. Ask which doctors in your area prescribe insulin pumps. They will be happy to direct you to the best local pump doctors. Dont give up!
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: You should

ask your doctor to call your insurance to have pump

In brief: You should

ask your doctor to call your insurance to have pump
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
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