Yup.. still considered T2 but treated as a T1.
One of the reasons I'm considering a pump, other than the possibility of better control, is that my insurance will be changing next month and has a MUCH better benefit for pumps. So if I'm going to get one, now would be the time. I am a little concerned with the difference in cost from the syringes to the infusion sets, but have not been able to find out what that difference is.
The restriction of something attached would almost be more workable than the restriction of having to carry around a insulated pack with syringes and insulin. There are also times when we've gone grocery shopping and ended up out longer than planned and I get hungry, but have no insulin with me. I know the simple solution would be to carry it with me all the time, but isn't that what a pump would do? I've bantered this thought around for more than a year and there doesn't seem to be a simple solution.
Thanks Batts, for your input.
For some people it's more convenient for things such as what you described. For me though, I find it easier to carry insulin with me and do a shot, than deal with failed pump sites, sites pulling out, insulin cartridge changes, clothing issues, disconnecting and re-connecting, etc etc. but it's all personal preference. I also don't carry an insulated bag. My insulin & needles are kept in a small cosmetic case and my kit in the case it came in. I throw my insulin out after 30days as it isn't refrigerated after I open it.
The cost is quite a bit more from what I recall. the cartridge the insulin goes into, which holds 200u, is $20 a pop. You change it every 2-4days, depending on how fast you go through 200u. I think a 3month supply of infusion sets was about $900..but I could be wrong.
I was lucky enough to have already hit my 100% coverage at that point so paid zero of the supplies. I had to pay $100 outta pocket for the pump itself, but they covered the other $6500. I'm not sure if I would've stayed on the pump even if I liked it, when my coverage re-set to 80% Jan 1. I barely get by month to month and usually rely on my mom to help me cover the 20% I pay on my supplies until my limit is hit and they cover 100%.
It's gonna take a while for the pump to be approved by your insurance anyways(I didn't get approved until my endo sent them a personal letter, after my request was rejected, asking for them to approve me and going into more detail than the original forms he filled out asked for)..so I would suggest doing some research on the different pumps available in the US, narrowing it down to one or two and then doing a saline trial. I did the trial first while I waited for approval and found being able to take it off when I got tired of it helpful and testing all the functions.