How can one be sure if any of the entries are made by 'know it alls' who just want to get involved in these discussions?? I have a lot of questions. I am in a peculiar situation that includes the VA, Medicare and my health insurance policies and find myself quite confused about the treatments I receive or have received. My medications for diabetes have varied since I was first diagnosed (1997) and I met with situation that caused my kidneys to fail. I was told that the cause was from being over medicated for my diabetes. The VA had me using Metformin and Glipizide until January 2010. About that time, I was told I needed to start injecting insulin which was also provided by the VA. After a month, while in the hospital hospital for kidney failure, I was told that I should never have been given Metformin, glipizide AND insulin at the same time. The VA then informed me to stop the glipizide and continue with the Metformin and insulin. Later I was informed by my commercial physician that I should also not be taking Simvastatin and Gemfibrozil for my cholesterol. Again, when called on it, the VA said …thats right…we will put you on crestor instead. Since the VA sends claims out to my health insurance for the medications they provide to me, should these concerns have surfaced when paying those claims?? I feel I am at the mercy of my medical situation and the costs of treatment. What I need to know is, does anyone screen what is being said in these discussions to ensure accuracy?
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