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Re: [IP] Testing...How Often is Too Often??
In a message dated 12/9/99 12:09:32 AM Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
<< My endo seems to have no problem prescribing me with
the strips...it's just the insurance company balking at it.
When Kap was dxd - I was given Rx for insulin and testing strips (200) a
month (no hospital) and a very good CDE for back up. He was on humalog b4
each meal and nph only at night.
The endo - had no problems w/ testing and testing -
however he did get upset w/ testing less than 2 hrs after a meal - "it is
quite normal to go high (400-500) after a meal - but he will come back down
by 2 hrs
This 2 hr frame starts when Kap is finished eating not when he starts.
Endo said - Damage is caused with staying high and not coming back down with
the 2 hrs lapse.
Insurance Co had no problems w/ testing and testing
The Drug Store did - "if you learn how to treat diabetes - u wouldnt need to
"your insurance only covers 100 strips" (wanna bet)- lets call them NOW"
Listen - to their reason for their thinking only 100- "There is 100 in a box
and we dont know how to put in 200 in the computer. (Sounds like a personal
problem to me - however my company I do offer training on computers for a fee)
They try each month when it is time to get refills - to jerk me around - but
I enjoy the hassle - it gives me an avenue to vent -- usually everyone in the
store - has to endure my venting sessions. But hopefully - they are being
trained as well - in
Doctors write the scrips -
Drug stores - fills them -
Ins - pays after my co-payment.
Thanks for Listening!
(mom to Kap) age 9
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