I am curious if anyone on Aetna Ins has tried to get a pump prior to being dx'd for 6mo. Why i am wondering: Aden's endo office (3 different people) first told me it should not be a problem even after i went over the guidelines Aetna referred me to when i called prior to discussing pumps with his staff. They each mentioned some kind of appeal letter that he sends to all ins companies if they deny it. So on that news, I did research on which pump would be best for us and presented my decision to the dr/team. They are big MM people and i was worried about telling them i wanted the Ping for Aden. It was not the fight i thought it would be - just told me that i would have to get someone to educate me on it cuz they wont get certified. Therefore, i filled out the info to start the process of getting him a Ping. Aetna sent Animas a form letter saying the pump is approved "when the patient meets criteria" - which means when Aden has been dx'd for 6mo. Animas tried to get them to do a medical review but the same letter was the result. I then asked the dr office if there was anything they knew of to help, at that time they said "i havent ever had anyone cleared to get a pump prior to meeting criteria." I had an opportunity to talk to an Aetna nurse regarding Aden on another matter and asked her for the reasoning behind a T1 having to wait 6 mo. for a pump. She said "I was not aware of that. I will find out for you" She called me back, referring me to the same document i read in the first place which doesnt state WHY or differenciate between T1 or T2 in regards to pumps. So, i have come full circle and am left wondering if the dr would be more proactive had i chosen MM, if there is any real reason to have to wait 6mo, if it would be worth it to fight for a pump sooner or just wait until April and hope we get one earlier in the month rather than later and if anyone else has had this issue and came out successful?