A brief reminder about how much insurance sucks

My new health insurance plan considers Dexcom sensors "durable medical equipment," which means they are covered at a 50% coinsurance. That means, the weekly sensor I wear costs me $40 out of pocket. That's $160 dollars for a month's supply. If you're keeping track, that's over $1900 a year, which is more than 1 month's … Continue reading A brief reminder about how much insurance sucks

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The follow up letter I wrote 1 day later to Kevin Sayer, President of Dexcom International

Dear Mr. Sayer, First off, I will acknowledge that two letters in two days is a lot. I appreciate your attention to this letter—and in fact, if you happen to have my first letter in hand, you can go ahead and recycle it. Or I guess, read it for context but focus on this letter … Continue reading The follow up letter I wrote 1 day later to Kevin Sayer, President of Dexcom International

The letter I wrote this afternoon to Kevin Sayer, president of Dexcom International

Kevin Sayer President, Dexcom International 6340 Sequence Drive San Diego, CA 92121 Dear Mr. Sayer, In February 2014 I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Within 3 months my c-peptide reading was 0; my beta cells were completely wiped out. Even my doctors were disappointed at how quickly it happened—I guess many Type 1s “honeymoon” … Continue reading The letter I wrote this afternoon to Kevin Sayer, president of Dexcom International

Taking Charge of Your Diabetes – Again

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 … Continue reading Taking Charge of Your Diabetes – Again