I already have an insulin pump, but it’s old. Can I get a new insulin pump?
Most insulin pumps have a 4 year warranty. If anything goes wrong with your pump during that time the insulin pump company will replace it at no charge. After 4 years if anything goes wrong with your pump you will need to upgrade to a newer pump. It is a good idea to always have a pump that is under warranty. Medicare and some insurance companies will only cover a new pump every 5 years unless there has been a significant medical change that can be improved by a new pump feature.
In recent years there have been many new features added to pumps as well as new pumps available. You should research an upgrade pump just as you did your first pump to be sure that you are choosing the pump that best meets your needs and lifestyle. Current pumpers may attend the end of the Pre-pump class offered approximately every 8 weeks at Draelos Metabolic Center for a discussion of available insulin pumps and their features.
Once you receive your new pump it is required that you attend a training session with the diabetes educator to assure that you know how to use any new features of the pump and that your initial settings are correct.
Already a pumper? Call (405) 330-2362 for more information about our upcoming Advanced Pump Class. Topics include temporary basal, multiple basal rates, combo bolus, plus much more.