The weird thing is that I probably received these letters in the mail for years when I wasn't taking care of myself. The sad thing is that I probably didn't even open them or I opened it saw that it wasn't a bill and put it in the trash. Don't get me wrong I love that I got this letter but how about taking a step further? Obviously Insurance companies have all of our doctor visits in the system, what if someone hasn't gone to the endocrinologist for a year? They get this great letter but like I did in the past they don't read it, why not make a phone call? I know a phone call won't fix everything but I feel a phone call is better than a letter or an email. Lets say another year goes by, now we are at two years with no doctor visit. The insurance company should take the next step which to me would be very drastic, if you don't go see a doctor we will not cover your next prescription. Obviously this could never happen, but something drastic needs to happen so that people are seeing their endocrinologist!! I don't know how I went ten years without seeing one but it bothers me that I did, I don't want anyone to ever do that. We have amazing doctors and supplies, yes this disease sucks at times but we need to do all that we can day in and day out to kick the crap out of diabetes.
At the end of the day our diabetes care comes down to the person with diabetes. We can have insurance companies yell at us for not going to the doctor, we can lose husbands and wives to divorce because we don't take care of ourselves. It should never ever get to that point however, I kind of just went on a rant but in all seriousness a lot of us would rather play candy crush than test our blood sugar. We would rather text our friends or watch Youtube videos about cute puppies. All of that stuff is fun but what is not fun is being in the hospital or even dying because we feel bad for ourselves because we have diabetes. We have people that care and want to help us, if you feel that you do not have that, then click that little envelope on the right side of this page and email me. That is why I write each night, I want to help and this is the best way that I know how.