How many options are out there? That is the question I asked myself yesterday after speaking with a mother who was calling in for her son who is in the process of changing jobs and will be without insurance for three months. Her son was on an insulin pump and would need the insulin for it. Being a type 1 diabetic myself, around the same age, I would have done the same thing to try to solve the problem as he did. He called his mom and asked her to pay for it. Unfortunately, that was not as easy of an option as it sounds.
There was the possibility of COBRA, which could help in the times between switching jobs. The cost of COBRA also was not within the range. Where and what options is there to go from there?
This situation really hits home for me because I do have Type 1 Diabetes and insurance coverage will be a lifelong adventure for me also. Working for a company like American Diabetes Wholesale makes you feel good about yourself, knowing that I am helping out fellow people with diabetes by being able to offer the supplies they need at such lower costs than any other retail store or Mail Order Company.
It seems like everyday I hear a story about how expensive diabetes is or how it has caused such a financial crisis to be able to self-manage the disease the way it needs to be done. It is terrible that some people are forced to just not test because they can’t afford to pay cash for their supplies.
It is fantastic that there is a company like American Diabetes Wholesale that doesn’t just care about their bottom line, but also about the patient.