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

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