Thanks for the help!

Mom and boys
By Mom and boys Latest Reply 2009-04-30 12:27:05 -0500
Started 2009-04-28 17:09:49 -0500

After reading some of the discussions I checked my insurance and they will pay 90% of my test strips, a new meter once a year and 6 nutrition counseling per year. My new strips are on their way and will have my 1 meeting with the dietician on Thursday! Life is good.

18 replies

GabbyPA 2009-04-29 15:42:46 -0500 Report

That is great. Now you can test as much as you need. That is the key to keeping on top of things. I know how it feels when you are down to the last few and don't know where the rest are coming from. This is a Great! day for you. Much relief and one less thing to have to worry about. Plus you will love getting the class. I just started one last week and it is 6 weeks long. I am really enjoying it and getting some face to face help with my diabetes. Please share the things you learn with us.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-04-29 16:55:22 -0500 Report

Gabby your class seems great I read the post from day 1! I think being with a group (face to face) of diabetic would be good. But a refresher course would be good. My numbers have actually been good I am back on schedule and had exercised most day which REALLY keeps me in control! I will let you know if she tells me anything new, intresting or worth sharing!

cakeybakes 2009-04-29 15:18:12 -0500 Report

What a relief to know that you have coverage! I went through quite a time a few months ago when we switched insurances because of a new job. It's very frustrating and disheartening. Most of us will be rejoicing with you that you can get the care you need and we will continue to pray for you and for the people who are so cowardly and jealous because they are unable or unwilling to get the care they themselves need. I usually ignore the petty comments and just look for the encouragement and advice I can use to get me through this stupid disease. To heck with the downers, that's the LAST thing we need—more stress and anxiety about feeling good!

Sarguillo 2009-04-29 13:16:47 -0500 Report

Congrats on somthing working out for you. I feel for those who have it rufer, but I am glad for you. Its always nice when we find out that insurance will pay. BTW, I wont be doing any back flips also, but its because I cant, not that I dont want too. Blessed be.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-04-29 13:55:28 -0500 Report

FYI - may have spoke too soon … I am on hold with the insurance company! Actually I know they will pay something just trying to clearify the amount!

ewskis 2009-04-29 12:22:02 -0500 Report

Hi Mom,
Congratulations !! I would like to add that a lot of meters are free because the manufacturers want to sell you the test strips. I have found over the years that insurance copay some times very greatly. My insurance has some deal with one touch and using their meter my co pay for strips are half the price of other manufacturers strips.
Take good care of every one and keep testing.

cyncyn 2009-04-29 11:15:19 -0500 Report

don't let others rain on your parade. we all, have had our share of hard times. but we don't begrudge others of their happiness. this is not how friendships works. i am so happy for you, and it sounds like, so many of your FRIENDS are. there is no reason, for anyone to condemn anothers, of their success! you deserve to be happy! glad for you.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-04-28 22:19:02 -0500 Report

Anonymous I am truly sorry you feel the need to be so harsh on this topic/discussion. Your comment is really just petty. I am not going to feel bad because today I have insurance and today I can pay for all my meds. I am just taking life one day at a time and “Life is Still Good”!

Today I choose to rejoicing and celebrate my friends on this site who have lead me to explore my health care options. It is to all of you that I say THANK YOU. Your topics, advise and encouragement keeps me going!

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-28 22:21:25 -0500 Report

Very well said. None of us can be assured that we will have insurance tomorrow, and we all hate that some are without. But we should be grateful that we have it while we do.

2009-04-29 09:05:06 -0500 Report

Good for you Mom… you hang in there and enjoy the peace that knowing you are covered gives. We all worry about those that can't take care of themselves but like on the airlines put the oxygen mask on yourself first before you help someone else!!


Anonymous 2009-04-28 18:47:00 -0500 Report

I am very glad "Life is Good" for you. What about over 50% on Diabetic Connect alone who have no insurance? Maybe some of the thousands that were laid off and could not afford COBRA? Some people here have to test 5 to 7 times a day and are very ill because they cannot afford their medications, insulin or supplies. I will not turn back flips for you, I'm much more concerned for the others, who unlike you, Life is Not SO Good.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-28 19:03:22 -0500 Report

Gee, that's a rather unnecessary response. She has a right to be happy and thankful that she has insurance and will be able take care of her needs. That in no way means she's not sad about those who do not. It's certainly not her fault that others don't have insurance, and those that do have insurance have no reason to feel guilty about having it. I just think your reply is a little harsh, but that's my opinion.

2009-04-29 09:03:32 -0500 Report

I agree… sheesh what was the call for this comment. Lighten up and let one person have a moment of ahha for once.

GabbyPA 2009-04-29 18:27:17 -0500 Report

You know what. Life is good is a lot about attitude. I am not insured, I cannot afford health care, at least not what I really need. But life is still good. It is a matter of perspective. Debe is one of the most encouraging people on this site, and she goes thru more than many of us ever is good. Specially when the alternative is...well, you know. LOL

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-28 17:53:50 -0500 Report

That's great to hear. It is so difficult to continue taking good care of yourself if you cannot afford meds and supplies. The situation with the uninsured in this country is really pathetic. Good luck with your testing! And with your consultation with a dietician. That will be extremely helpful.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-04-30 10:36:11 -0500 Report

I just met with the nutrition consultant and really nothing changed. She said I was doing a good job even though I have not lost any weight. It seems that getting back on the gestational diet was just what I needed to do. My numbers have been really good (even had some wine this week). I have been working REAL hard this week or so - on food, snacks, schedule and exercise (loving the Wii fit)! She thinks if I keep it up I will loose 2-3 lbs. per week. She does want me to walk 3x per week. Hugo my dog will love it! For now LIFE IS STILL GOOD!

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-04-30 12:27:05 -0500 Report

Good job. Love your attitude. You'll do fine, I'm sure. You're well on your way with such a positive attitude. That makes a world of difference in how successful we are.

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