Monday, November 29, 2010

Frustrated!!

Why do insurance companies have to make everything so complicated?

I have been on the phone all afternoon trying to figure out changes for the pump. I am not a happy camper. In fact, I'm ready to say a bunch of bad words....and that's saying something!

Why do they question how often we test our kids? It's not for fun, I can tell you that much!

Maybe they don't know that:

Kids go high...you correct...then check again.
Kids go low...you treat...then check again.
Kids run around like maniacs....you have to check again.
And what about those stupid error codes! It is SO HARD to not get angry when Matthew doesn't get enough blood on the strip. But I hate for a single one to go to waste!

Hey...I just thought of a new Christmas Song....."All I Want For Christmas is Some More Test Strips!" Come on, sing with me! (Yes, I've officially lost it!)

And then what is up with the new freestyle test strips? If anyone out there is on the Pod (Laura!) and can give advice about new vs. old....I would appreciate it!

Deep breath. It's gonna be okay.......

8 comments:

Pam said...

LOVE the song! I think it's already stuck in my head!

Why is it so hard for insurance companies to see that it would actually SAVE money if they gave T1Ds the BEST POSSIBLE CARE. Test often, 2 eye exams per year, 3-4 dental exams per year, etc. This will keep our kids healthy in the long run. Complications cost MUCH more to treat than a healthy T1D.

Penny said...

Hey there - my gal G is on the OmniPod and no, you cannot use the new FreeStyle test strips in the PDM yet. They have not been FDA approved for use in the PDM. I also got an email from Insulet about not using them. Stick with your regular FreeStyle strips for now. Wishing you better numbers and good blood sugar karma!

Penny said...

Hey there - my gal G is on the OmniPod and no, you cannot use the new FreeStyle test strips in the PDM yet. They have not been FDA approved for use in the PDM. I also got an email from Insulet about not using them. Stick with your regular FreeStyle strips for now. Wishing you better numbers and good blood sugar karma! And it really will be ok...

htimm=) said...

Deep breath! It is all going to be okay and I'm singing along with you...love you sweet friend! I hope you get some answers soon.

Lora said...

Now that song is in my head.

Insurance is such a pain sometimes, but I have to be thankful I have it.

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Love the song! Sorry about your insurance woes. We've all been there and know what a hassle insurance is! Good luck!

Laura said...

Hey there! I LOVE the new strips but they are not FDA approved for the PDM. I've used them a couple of times but you should stick with the older version. I just use the new strips in the Freestyle meter.

Love the song - singing it over and over in my head now!

Meri said...

I'm so sorry you had to deal with insurance people who have NO IDEA what they are asking you about! I hope it works out, I have no idea about those strips, but I'm glad others were able to chime in! ((HUGS))