Health Insurance situation
The Guardian RT was approved late in 2005, so for insurance purposes, it hasn't even been assigned an insurance code. (Someone told me that new FDA things get insurance codes only at the beginning of the year.) So, I believe that there will be a more aggressive attempt to get the device and the strips covered by insurance in 2007 when they have a code.
I have had one brief conversation with our insurance company, and they told me that I should just have my endocrinologist send a letter of necessity and go from there. I have asked Tommy's endocrinologist if he could send one and really emphasize hypo unawareness. (Tommy does not wake up when he is low at night. ) I am not guessing that it will be covered or that it would be retroactive. But, I am still going to try. I believe that it can't hurt to start letting insurance people know about this life changing device.