I have always wondered about the blanket statement that, “Diabetics are super expensive,” to insurers. It seems so variable.
For example, I’m a type I with a pump and a Dexcom. I know that I am expensive.
But, I knew a type II who didn’t take very good care of himself. He is deceased now and I don’t see how he was very expensive. He had a couple surgeries to remove part of his leg, but that can’t be very costly compared to me and my supply costs over a long time.
Can someone clarify? Are we expensive?