So....do you have health insurance? I'm assuming most of you do because most have the "pump". And I hear the pump is quite expensive so if you have one with no insurance you must have a good job or you found a very very convincing salesman on ebay to have you purchase a second hand pump.
I have absolutely no insurance. My job does not offer it. And to get insurance when you are pre-existing....well that is just not in the financial cards. It costs more for insurance per month then it does to by my meds from the pharmacy.
I've applied to every program under the sun and have been denied for making too much money which is a crock. Connecticut is a funny state when it comes to stuff like this. They do not help anyone. We have some of the most wicked high taxes. They think everyone makes too much money here.
What im getting at also is that be happy that you have insurance and can see a doctor when ever you like. I was pretty much thrown right out of the hospital when i got DX. As fast as they could stabilize my blood sugars and give me the quickest speech in the world on what diabetes was and is....i was back on the street left to fend for my own. I barely know what an A1C is. I couldnt tell you whether im doing good with my diabetes is. I go to a clinic for blood work and they pretty much tell me if im alive or dying. I dont know what an endo is nor do i really care at this point. I will never have one.
I guess just be happy that your meds and stuff are for the most part covered. I pay out of the pocket for everything. And it costs a lot. When i dont feel good...i have no where to go. I dont have a doctor to call or see. I just have to take it day by day. Whats a keytone? I couldnt tell you. Its just some more medical jumbo that they quickly spoke about to me and went right on to the next subject. Its like the hospital had a quick checklist of things they had to kind of tell me to cover their own butts. But i never got the full details on what this disease is. And i dont care any more. Its been 7 years now with this and no doctors. I guess it is what it is and some people are just luckier than others when it comes to health insurance and care. Some diabetics will definately out live others.