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Mon Jan 07 01:06:36 EST 2013

Can a foreigner traveling in the US get prescribed with an omnipod or other kind of pumps?
Asked By: kam6972  
Category: Other

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I expect to pay for all expenses out of pocket, so insurance coverage will not be an issue.
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Expert Answers (1)
2014-04-21 06:32:07.0

Yes, most of the companies I spoke with will sell you the pump with a prescription from a doctor in the US and after your receive training on the pump. You may be able to order supplies that will come to a friend or relatives' home who can then ship them to you. You need to make sure the products get shipped properly(especially if they are refilled insulin cartridges). All pump companies have a toll free customer service number so I would suggest calling a few and seeing which pump suits you best!!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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Community Answers (1)
2013-07-05 21:03:13.0

I am Canadian and travelled to the US to get a prescription for my OMNIPOD. No problem. You need to find a doctor that will agree to examine you, prescribe the Omnipod and be willing to supply you with an area to get the training when your first OMNIPOD is delivered. You will need prescription for the PODS that you need to buy every months, and the insulin. The PODS will have to be ordered from the US. Good luck.
Answered By: cotonmommy

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