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Change the World: #Dblog Week, Day 1 May 12, 2014

Posted by laosita in diabetes.
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Dblog Prompt: Let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by talking about the diabetes causes and issues that really get us fired up…Whether or not you “formally” advocate for any cause, share the issues that are important to you.

This post requires a disclaimer. Or acknowledgment. You decide.

Except for the weather, I do not believe anyone has a right to effortly complain about something that they have not tried to fix.

I’ve not tried to fix health insurance at any level.

So, that being said, health insurance is my issue. It is an issue for anyone with a chronic disease. Health insurance (or financial security/ability) that lets everyone choose and use the best treatment option for that one person at that time must be available. It makes zero sense that some people do not get the option to use a pump or a continuous glucose monitor (CGM). I understand that new or unique treatment options are expensive. But so is heart or eye surgery, neuropathy treatment, kidney disease treatment and hospital stays. An insulin pump and CGM are two life-saving and life-changing devices that can help decrease health issues in the future. And if you don’t want a CGM – that’s cool. You should get to choose any number of strips for any meter that you want. Or the insulin you want in the delivery method that works best for you. The world of health insurance is changing, but it has a long way yet to go.