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Cmg123

269d

why is being a diabetic so expensive

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    • riversong23

      98d

      Honestly I've been struggling with this disease for 28 years. I recently was put on a cgm, I've been diagnosed with all three types. First geatational, then T1, and after 12 yrs of insulin therapy, and 100 lbs heavier and 13.9 a1c they said I was T2.... I don't get doctors, the feel like pill pushers. The cgm. Is allowing me to see how certain behaviors affect my bs. Like COFFEE, no one has ever questioned my consumption of coffee.... but I am realizing it spikes it like crazy. And no sugar, just the sugar free creamer. I have since replaced coffee with green tea. Much better for me.

    • riversong23

      98d

      Honestly I've been struggling with this disease for 28 years. I recently was put on a cgm, I've been diagnosed with all three types. First geatational, then T1, and after 12 yrs of insulin therapy, and 100 lbs heavier and 13.9 a1c they said I was T2.... I don't get doctors, the feel like pill pushers. The cgm. Is allowing me to see how certain behaviors affect my bs. Like COFFEE, no one has ever questioned my consumption of coffee.... but I am realizing it spikes it like crazy. And no sugar, just the sugar free creamer. I have since replaced coffee with green tea. Much better for me.

    • Sun_Water

      101d

      I agree it is expensive, but with all your medications (pills or insulin) always google coupons. I pay $80 for a 3 month of supply of insulin & my Janumet is $5 for a 3 month supply. Hope this helps someone! We are in this fight together. Stay strong 💪🏽

    • Faithhope

      213d

      My Ozempic cost me $247.00 this month. I’m in the donut hole on a Medicare plan. It is ridiculous

      • Cmg123

        102d

        @Faithhope that's if ridiculous I am lucky my insulins together with insurance are 65 for both my I have a lot of other underlining medical issues it makes no sense to me why people born with medical issues have to pay to stay healthy and a liven

    • Cil

      268d

      The feels from this post. I'm due for more supplies soon, my wallet is flinching at the very thought. Why we have to pay so much for things that we absolutely need to keep us alive is beyond me.

      • GunpowderMilkshake

        261d

        @Cil It’s sad that they make money off of sick people. It makes me question who the actual “sick” ones are.

      • Cmg123

        266d

        @Cil Aman

    • GunpowderMilkshake

      268d

      Good question. I didn’t choose the diabetic life, the diabetic life chose me!

      • Cmg123

        268d

        @GunpowderMilkshake right lol I just spent 145.98 on meds and supplies

        • GunpowderMilkshake

          261d

          @Cmg123 Most of my supplies are covered by my insurance, which is nice. The problem that I encounter is never having enough on hand and having to be without my insulin for several days until the insurance is willing to cover it.

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Being a diabetic is expensive because the cost of insulin and other necessary supplies, such as glucose monitors and test strips, can be high. Additionally, insurance coverage for these items may not always be sufficient, leading to out-of-pocket expenses for individuals with diabetes.

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