Diabetes America

By Anngelia Latest Reply 2009-01-18 21:21:45 -0600
Started 2009-01-11 21:08:24 -0600

Has anyone in Texas been to a place called Diabetes America? I dont remember where I saw it on Diabetic Connect's website but it is a medical facility with several locations in Texas.

I've been reading all about it on their website http://www.diabetesamerica.com It sounds great but I would like to find out if anyone has ever been there and what your thoughts about it are.

I've had such a hard time finding just the right doc…who also takes my insurance so I would like to make a better choice this time. So any feedback from someone who has been there would really be a big help.

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Anngelia 2009-01-18 21:21:45 -0600 Report

Well even though my insurance is listed on their site it turns out they dont take the particular type that I have. I got a call the day before my appointment letting me know.

I could just pay for it out of pocket but lets face it without insurance it is just too expensive. I was really looking forward to checking the place out but it just didnt work out.

Too bad I didnt find out before I filled out the mountain of paperwork they sent.

Anngelia 2009-01-15 20:20:19 -0600 Report

Well I got a call today. It turns out that they dont accept my insurance afterall. It's too bad, I was really looking forward to checking them out. Oh well maybe at a later time they will be on my insurance.

MeiMei 2009-01-13 13:35:57 -0600 Report

Let me know how it goes. I may want to move to Texas!! Or at least try to put something together where I live.

Avera 2009-01-11 23:01:04 -0600 Report


I only know a very little bit about this new service to diabetes patients. There have been several news articles written in the past year about "Diabetes America." There were 2 or more on here. I'll tell you what I know.

Someone in the medical community (wanting to both save diabetics money and to make money for themselves) came up with a pretty good plan. They came up with their idea because that Diabetes in America is at an all time high and is expected to continue to rise. Doctors who see people with diabetes make lots of money on them and then they send them to specialists who also make money on the people with diabetes…So..

These people said why don't we come up with a medical center just for diabetics? They can see all kinds of doctors here, get diabetes education here, and even in some instances get their medicine here at our pharmacy. No longer will the diabetic have to lose both time and money caring for their disease. They figured that on an average most people with diabetes see a regular doctor 4 or 5 times a year. This helped them to come up with their average limit to visits per year per patient (4) on a single plan. They also figured that any specialists these patients might have to see can be done on any of these 4 visits. Diabetes Education classes are thrown in for free (not really they come with the standard single plan price).

The medications if needed are separately priced but often at better prices than your local pharmacy, plus the fact that you don't have to drive elsewhere to get them. On the 4 visits that you are allowed, you get 3 month prescriptions each time.

This is what many group insurances provided by your employer would like for you to do. It saves YOU money but it saves them even more. The person who came up with the idea makes lots of money. There is nothing wrong with that if they keep passing this kind of saving on to you. The centers are designed for people with insurance. I'm not even sure they see patients without it.

This is all good, however, the doctors at these centers do not prescribe any heavy duty pain medications and many people with diabetes need them. They do, however, offer pain management clinics and weight loss programs all included within those 4 standard visits.

I have heard they do have alternate plans for more visits at of course a higher price. Two of their centers are planning to even put in exercise centers on site with a monthly fee way below what one would pay at regular gyms.

All in all, it is a good idea. So far, the average person with diabetes will save money and often have better care than they might receive from a group of single doctors they might have been seeing who never consulted with each other.

This is all I know and I learned it from articles I read during this past year. You can probably find more information at their website. As of yet, they only operate in Texas, so maybe some people from Texas on here can help you better.


Anngelia 2009-01-12 15:55:44 -0600 Report

Avera, that is pretty much what I read on their website. I am on something that is like medicare and I dont think you can overcharge medicare. So their prices must be at least reasonable. I dont have a problem with them making some money off of it. You wouldnt find a doctor anywhere else who works for free. But the fact that they save their patients money and headaches is worth something in my opinion.

I made my first appointment with them for Friday so I will post my next opinion after that. :-)

Wish me luck!