With my dds new insurance, OP is covered. The cut the cord program is available so we'll be doing that. got all of the paperwork signed and faxed so when I ask the endo to send the prescription she says that my daughter will have to demo an activated pod with saline successfully (to see if she can "tolerate" it) for 3 days before she will sign off on a prescription.. Her reason being.. my dd didn't like it 3 years ago.... I told her fine, but she still doesn't like the ping now. She just doesn't like pumps to begin with. The basal issue was definitely an issue 3 years ago but since then basal has more than doubled, again I told her that's not an issue. I find it very dumb-- for lack of a better word-- that my dd didn't have to trial the ping before making my insurance pay thousands for it but I'm paying out of pocket for the pdm and it's a big deal?? Did anyone have to do this before doing cut the cord? Is this a normal thing?