My insurance has decided to follow the medicare guidelines for the care of diabetes.
I have been informed that they will only cover 100 testing strips per month. This is for all diabetics using insulin.
Also they will only cover 100 lancets per month. That's not an issue.
I also have heard that the ADA recommends testing four times per day for folks on insulin.
I just don't get it. I was told to test before I drive, before during and after I work out, etc...
I know when I'm hot and busy doing physical stuff I don't feel low blood sugars until they are very low.
Anyone else tired of having to fight for their supplies?
I also had to fight to get enough pumping supplies.
If they preach prevention and good tight control etc... WHY DO WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR OUR SUPPLIES?
WOULD THEY RATHER PAY FOR TRANSPLANTS, AND DIALYSIS AND EYE SURGERIES AND HEART SURGERIES?
Thank you for allowing me to vent. This causes me great stress whenever I have to fight for something that well, should just be a part of my care.
Of course I got this letter on friday so I can't even call and begin the good fight until monday.