I have been reading quietly in this forum to prepare our move from Luxembourg to the US (Research Triangle area, NC) in August (for one year, to begin with). I’ve learned quite a bit (and I loved The “Parent Project” - absolutely amazing!!) Still, some questions remain, and I hope I may bother you with them.
Our daughter, now 11, then 12, has been diagnosed almost 10 years ago, and we have been using a pump from the beginning. She is now on a DANA RS pump+Dexcom G6 +AAPS, and we like it a lot ( we sleep at night !!). As it is a pump that is not available in the US, we’ll bring an extra pump and lots of supplies with us, also as much insulin as we are allowed to import. But ultimately, we’ll need to buy insulin and Dexcom supplies - may I ask, how does this work in the US? Do we absolutely need to see an endo at some point? I understand we might be able to buy insulin without a prescription (here, this is not possible)? We would prefer to continue to do online meetings with our endo here, they are comfortable with our use of AAPS, and we basically only check in to get prescriptions, send them data, and chat about latest technology developments.
For school, school sports and sports clubs: we saw that we have to fill in some health related forms; do you think it makes sense to get an additional note from our hospital saying that she is well controlled, can take care of herself, and may participate in all sports? I intend to prepare the Diabetes Medical Management Plan as well as the Section 504 Plan as provided by the ADA, I hope these are universally accepted? Unfortunately, we cannot discuss this with the school - we can only enrol once we are physically in the US, and we will know only then where exactly she will attend.
We would also be very happy to hear about any experiences and tips you might have for us - we are extremely excited about our stay, and hope very much that Covid-19 doesn’t get in the way!
Thanks a lot, and very best wishes from Luxembourg