My son, diagnosed just a few short years ago, went off out of state to college. With a move to a new Endocrinologist Center his new Type 1 Practitioner had no problem with writing him a prior authorization for four more strips per day. She recently moved out of the practice and his new assigned practitioner said that she would not work with him because she thinks that the Dexcom is reliable enough and only gives 10 test strips a day to pregnant women.
The general amount is about 6 and that is just about what he uses unless he is more active (avid skier) or the few extra days it takes for the Dexcom to chime in when the sensor is changed or when sick. You just don’t know, so I did not think it was much to much to ask for four more per day.
He is moving to another practitioner within the office and we will see if they will provide the extra.
Is this just too much to ask? We never had a problem or were questioned about this in the past with any doctor/practice that he had.
And this was all done in an email portal. Not even a discussion with me or my son in person. Just can’t believe it. My son never should have to feel nervous or guilty about having Type 1. At age 19 and a Freshman in college he is learning every day to better balance his blood sugars and when the time is right, I am sure he will be testing less.
What a Dear Abby Moment.