LifeAfterDx--Diabetes Uncensored

A internet journal from one of the first T1 Diabetics to use continuous glucose monitoring. Copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

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Location: New Mexico, United States

Hi! I’m William “Lee” Dubois (called either Wil or Lee, depending what part of the internet you’re on). I’m a diabetes columnist and the author of four books about diabetes that have collectively won 16 national and international book awards. (Hey, if you can’t brag about yourself on your own blog, where can you??) I have the great good fortune to pen the edgy Dear Abby-style advice column every Saturday at Diabetes Mine; write the Diabetes Simplified column for dLife; and am one of the ShareCare diabetes experts. My work also appears in Diabetic Living and Diabetes Self-Management magazines. In addition to writing, I’ve spent the last half-dozen years running the diabetes education program for a rural non-profit clinic in the mountains of New Mexico. Don’t worry, I’ll get some rest after the cure. LifeAfterDx is my personal home base, where I get to say what and how I feel about diabetes and… you know… life, free from the red pens of editors (all of whom I adore, of course!).

Saturday, July 28, 2007

It’s my party; and I’ll cry if I want too….

(you all know the tune)…you’d cry to if it happened to you. Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeechkkkkk (sound of needle ripping across record album as the record player is kicked out the window).

I’m holding the letter in my hand. I read it twice. Three times. Four times, because my brain can’t process the words on the page. I can’t fathom the shear level of stupidity it represents. Finally it sinks in and my blood pressure starts to rise….

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrg! Whatthefuck? One box? You gotta be kidding me!

I just got the official approval letter for the CGM sensors from Pres. I’ve been approved, all right. For one box of sensors. You read that right. One lousy box. I’ve been paying out of pocket for going on two years. I finally get my insurance on board. For only one box. It’s so infuriating it’s almost funny. Almost.

Well, the British burned our capital once upon a time, but we still won the war of 1812 and our two countries are now the best of friends, so I guess this could still have a happy ending. But ONE box????

Oh yes, and on the bottom of the letter, in bold type, it says: Presbyterian Health Plan—working to improve your health.

Uh huh.


Blogger George said...


The tag line is the icing. Talk about a serious let down.

Sorry man.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

One box forever? Or one box every so often?

12:10 AM  

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