Pre-D, (five months ago) I will say that I was a complete health insurance moron. We had health insurance that I was very happy with. Now that we are introduced to the new world of diabetes and caring for an expensive and chronic condition - I can't believe the things insurance doesn't want to pay for.
For instance, we use a One-touch mini meter. Saturday we received a letter from our insurance company saying that as of Jan 1, 2010 - One-touch test strips will no longer be covered - they are too expensive. But hey, you can get a free Bayer meter! I don't want a Bayer meter - I want to keep the meter we have until we go on the Animas Ping - and then can keep using the test strips we have!
Maybe I am freaking out over nothing and this happens all the time - can someone who has been doing this for a lot longer than me please let me know - do I argue with the insurance company or wait until we are on the Ping which should be before the end of the year and then I feel like logically their argument would be weaker?