Not a poor man's disease

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Not a poor man's disease

March 27, 2011

I am finally getting my insulin pump this week.  I also got the bill.

After deductibles and my % of the balance, I still owe several hundred dollars.  I am hopeful this works and thankful I have insurance.  I can't imagine having this disease and not having help with its cost. I suspect that this is a disease prevalent in the african american community.  Traditionally less fornutate in the insurance and disposable income realms.  It makes me sad to think of the care they are missing out and how fortunate I am.  This is quite a hit on the budget of course and thankfully I can work out payments but how can people get better when things are sooooo expensive.  It was quite the eye opener.  So I expect my package on Tuesday and will schedule training with my doctor shortly thereafter.  I am apprehensive about it and also hopeful.  We'll see how it goes.