I am a type 2 diabetic, I use Janumet, amaryl, diet and exercise to control my diabetes. I test three/four times a day.
Yesterday the nurse from the clinic I go to, called and asked me about my diabetic supplies. When we got to strips, she said, that there is a “mandate” that if you test more than twice a day, they need a reason why. Interesting. I was told to test 3 times a day, and four if i felt the need to do it. I don’t like poking my fingers or hands or arms at all so I’m not going to be doing this every hour of the day. But I explained to her that if I have a low I am going to test after treating it, (or even a high) to make sure that I am going in the right direction. I thought that made sense to me, and she felt that it did too. But she says the insurance companies think that once is enough to test for someone who is in control…hmmmm. Do they understand diabetes at all? Do they know that you can change being in control to not being in control in a short matter of time? I’m thinking they don’t know squat.
Has anyone else ever encountered being told that your supplies won’t be covered or additional supplies won’t be covered because you test too often? Just wonderin’.