A few months ago I found that my insurance would not cover my One Touch strips but instead gave me a Freestyle meter and strips to match. I was pretty upset about it but why? The DOC, that is why.
That’s right, I am blaming the DOC for my issue with insurance just deciding things for me. Before the DOC I just took whatever I was giving and used which ever device I was told to use and it was fine! I never was upset with the insulin I took or if it came out of a syringe or not. I didn’t care about back lights on a meter or what glucose tabs tasted like. I didn’t care about which doctor I saw since they are all the same and they all know the same things.
Wow! Ignorance is bliss I guess. A bliss that can really make diabetes crumbier. Sure it already sucks and every meter wants my blood but the features I want are not going to be the same features you might want.
If I am testing then why should it matter? In fact, because I am testing it should matter what I want so I will continue to do what I need to do to stay out of the hospital in need of costly treatment for avoidable complications!
Staying connected to the community allows me to see what is out there and what you all think about it. It empowers me to find the doctor that works for me, talk to him about my treatment, be engaged, and question things from a place of knowledge.
You don’t have to write or participate in the DOC to receive its benefits but when you do you become part of the empowering voice and that is a good feeling.
This post actually started with the desire to complain about my Freestyle Lite meter and how it needs a new battery almost every week but things turned for the better I guess. This was a much more productive and positive post which is where I want to be today.