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Re: [IP] Just venting too!
email @ redacted wrote:
> I'm sorry to hear what your insurance is putting you through. Diabetes is
> tough enough without some ignorant insurance exec. telling you what you don't
> need. We are in a similar situation with my son right now. Yesterday I
> thought I was at rock bottom, but I know for his sake I have to step up the
> fight and make sure he gets a pump. Steven is 8 and has severe asthma along
> with his diabetes. He takes 3 asthma meds per day along with 4 shots. Due to
> his meds (sometimes on prednisone) and wheezing, he frequently has wild BG
> swings and develops ketones very frequently and easily. We are only at this
> "fighting with insurance" stuff for a month now and my nerves are running raw.
> I have 3 diabetic children out of 4 and I'm a type 2, both my son and I have
> severe asthma and now the insurance is trying to tell me that I should have no
> problem with giving 6 or more shots to my 8 year old on a daily basis! What
> kind of a life is that for him? We had an incident two weeks ago when he had
> a severe asthma attack where his blood sugars ran in the 400's-500's (many of
> them off the meter---over 600!) with moderate to large ketones. This happened
> for 3 days straight! Our endo had us beeping him every 3 hours to try and
> keep him out of the hospital.
Seems your answer to the insurance company is simple enough: whenever such
happen BECAUSE they won't let him get a pump, put the boy in the hospital! At
X hundred$/day for them to put you through this, make THEM understand how
expensive THEIR lack of care will be TO THEM!!!! Then tell them this should
only happen every 2 months or so for the rest of his life........
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