I have been thinking about getting an insulin pump for a few months, and have just started looking into them seriously. The problem is that my mom doesn't think that I need one. It doesn't seem to matter what I say to her she just doesn't seem to understand how a pump would make a difference. She figures there is no difference between the pump and injections.
I am 21, so I can make my own decisions, the only problem is that I am a student, so I am still under my parents health insurance. The insurance company doesn't want to cover a pump because my current A1c's are really good, and they will only cover the pump if my current method is not working. I could probably get them to with a little fighting, but I need my parents help to do so.
Any suggestions on how to convince her that pumping is different from MDI? Any stories about how being on a pump has changed things for you? I have really good blood sugar control, so that isn't really an issue.... I would just like the freedom so that I can adjust to a busy work day and I exercise a lot.
Thanks for your help in advance...