Thursday, March 20, 2014

3-Months of Life Support

As the UPS driver pulled away from our house and I struggled to lug the two huge boxes filled with medical supplies back inside, I realized that this quarterly habit was perhaps interesting to those of you will just one loved one living with T1D.

On a side note, a few years ago, a neighbor told me that she was so jealous of my on-line shopping because the UPS driver always seemed to be driving to our house.  Little did she know...

So here are a couple of pictures of our world.  I lovingly call this 'Three Months of Life Support in a Box.'

And notice no DexCom G4 Supplies?  Until this shipment, due to insurance regulations, we would have to pay full value, which at $100 a sensor, would cost our family about $2400 for the first three months of the year.  So we wait until our deductible has been met and then pay our co-pay at 30% of the total cost.

I try not to think about the cost that those pictures represent either.  T1D is expensive no matter how good your insurance is.

In each of those boxes are carefully chosen diabetes supplies.  One daughter likes her Animas Ping meter/remote and requests strips to match.  The other daughter likes the old Accu-Chek lancing device because 'it hurts less'.  I have discovered that the Verio has a light on the meter that has made nighttime blood sugar checks a breeze.  Skin tac is perfect for teen skin and the list goes on.  It is a very personal choice and is constantly changing.

The beauty is that for the next three months, we are stocked and ready for all that life brings to the Naturally Sweet Sister house.

Happy First Day of Spring!

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