Just curious, but how much (out-of-pocket) does everyone spend on managing their T1D? I have been trying to find some basic cost data to show the economic burden people with type 1 diabetes experience as a result of managing their disease. It’s really hard to find because so many studies lump together T1D and T2D.
So, how much does everyone spend PER MONTH?
I have excellent insurance (BCBS through the Federal government) and I was shocked when I started to add up my monthly expenses. Between insulin, pump supplies, glucose tabs, meters, test strips, copays for doctors’ appointments, and all the other little crap that I need, I am lately spending anywhere from $300-$500/month on diabetes stuff!! Granted, some of this is because I use more test strips than my insurance will cover, so I have to pay for those out-of-pocket. Oh, and there was that $1,000 I dropped for a new pump earlier this year (ouch).