I put this in the T2 category because that’s what I am, T2, but it could go anywhere.
I was thinking about the high cost of health care and it struck me that we, everyone, diabetic and non diabetic are unknowingly enablers. No one does it intentionally but we do it, we play a corrupt system to get what we must have.
Of course the system plays us back and they are much better at it. Let me give an example. Besides diabetes I also have sleep apnea, a condition that also requires on going supplies. One thing that must be replaced on a regular basis is the mask that is worn at night. I can buy this mask from my sleep clinic and pay out the deductible or I can go to Amazon and buy it straight out for the same cost as the deductible. If I buy from the clinic I enabled the clinic to overcharge my insurance. I don’t like the insurance monsters any more than the next person but I’m smart enough to realize that insurance does not absorb the overcharge, they pass it on. I buy online because I do not wish to enable.
How do you feel about this, do you sometimes feel like you are an enabler? Is the system stacked so we must enable them?