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Re: [IP] c-peptide test criteria



John, all insurance companies are only allowing you three strips a day, but
they can't do that if your doctor writes them a letter of medical
necessity.  Have you tried that?  Susan


On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 5:46 AM, John S Wilkinson <email @ redacted>wrote:

> I was using 10 strips a day for 5 years. Insurance said I could only have 4
> strips a day. My A1c went from 5.6 to 7.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of
> email @ redacted
> Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:40 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IP] c-peptide test criteria
>
> John, maybe your doctors are doing you a favor by charting you as having
> type 1. It would make getting overage for your pump and strips easier.B  I
> find that to be one of the "benefits" of having type 1. In fact in Oregon,
> the commission that makes the policies regarding Medicaid coverage was
> discussing limiting people with type 2 to one test strip a week.B B  What's
> the point!?!?
> Granted most people with type 2 don't need to test as often as type 1, but
> one of the uses of testing is the before and after. Can't do that with one
> strip a week.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: "John S Wilkinson" <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:23:04 AM
> Subject: RE: [IP] c-peptide test criteria
>
> Steve I am a type 2 insulin dependent. I will never be a type 1. My C
> Peptide was 0.07ng/ml. Normal is 0.9 to 4.0 ng/ml.
> So my pancreas doesn't produce very much insulin. I use 400 units a day of
> insulin. I use U-500R in the pump and U-100 for boluses
>
>
>
> John S Wilkinson
> Rome, NY
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Steve's
> Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 10:56 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: RE: [IP] c-peptide test criteria
>
> John.
> B B  B  Thank you for providing that website to view. B It confirms what
> I've been told that the doctor MAY ask you to top taking meds prior to
> testing.
> This is confusing to me as others report that their providers do not
> require
> it. B How does one know which way is the right way to go in order to get an
> accurate test? Why the discrepancy? B I will need to follow up with my
> endocrinologist about this. B I am a diagnosed Type II but using insulin
> with a pump for optimal control. B All of the doctors that I see refer to
> me
> in their charts as a Type I. B I would like to know for certain which it
> is.
> Frustrating!!!
>
> Steve
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