Remember when I complained about the stupid pamphlet my insurance company sent me about diabetes?
They sent it again! That’s because I’ve switched insurances, and I guess my new plan has, also, discovered that I have diabetes. I wonder what tipped them off? (I’m gonna guess the insulin prescriptions. Or like, the diagnostic code. Which, in case you’re wondering, is 250.01 (diabetes mellitus type 1 without complication, not stated as uncontrolled.)
(I’m also the proud owner of diagnostic code 530.13 – eosinophilic esophagitis. Which I share for no other reason than it’s been burned into my brain, so… yeah.)
My second time perusing this pamphlet I notice not just the patronizing tone and utter lack of useful information, but actually a straight up inaccuracy.
Let’s compare this un-cited”fact” (that: “Type 1 is most often seen in young people. But some adults can have it too”) with this actually cited fact from the JDRF:
So…. cool. “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes” has now crossed over from frustrating and patronizing and stupid to actually straight up factually inaccurate.
***Another cool fact! Turns out, I wrote everything above with a blood sugar of 44. It’s getting harder and harder for me to feel lows until it’s too late and I REALLY feel them. I didn’t notice this last one until my phone told me. Yeah, the Dexcom now can display your blood glucose to your phone:
It’s like getting a text from your body, but not in a fun way!
Anyway… that’s pretty much everything that’s gone down in my life since I last posted in October of 2015.
STILL HAVE DIABETES.
2 thoughts on “Taking Charge of Your Diabetes – Again”
Sadly, those codes are no longer in use since we switched to IDD-10 in October. You’ve now got E10.9 and K20.0.
oof, that’s embarrassing! thanks for the heads up 🙂