The topic for this month’s Diabetes Social Media Advocacy blog carnival gives us a chance to tell our insurance companies what we’d like them to pay for, in an ideal world of diabetes coverage. As we all know, diabetes sure can be expensive. Insurance can help take away some of the financial burden, but sometimes the things we want, or more importantly need, are just not covered by insurance. This month’s DSMA carnival is a…Read more »
A special premiere today of some exclusive video clips!
Who remembers our introduction of filmmaker and D-Mom Jenny MacKenzie, who’s working on a very ambitious documentary about life with diabetes? Jenny’s the creator of the award-winning HBO documentary Kick Like A Girl, so she really knows her stuff.
In the last few months, she’s been hard at work on her national educational diabetes film SUGAR BABIES, which highlights four families’ personal stories coping with different…
We all spend too much time fighting insurance coverage battles, am I right? This humongous time-sink can be one of the worst things about living with a chronic illness. But don’t take my word for it. Take a read on fellow D-blogger and journalist Mike Hoskins’ latest row:
Special to the ‘Mine by Mike Hoskins
Like most of you, we spend thousands of dollars in diabetes supplies and meds every year.
Thankfully, our insurance coverage…
Can’t get insurance coverage because of a pre-existing medical condition… like say, diabetes? A new temporary federal program allows PWDs and others to buy individual health insurance, at least for the next few years.
By D’Mine Columnist / Correspondent Wil Dubois
Until very recently, the health insurance industry commonly referred to type 1 diabetes as an “automatic denial” condition. In many states it simply wasn’t possible for T1s to buy individual health insurance for…
A new calendar year is nearly upon us — always a good time to “get your house in order” in various ways. Today, D-author and fellow mother of three Amy Stockwell Mercer joins us to report on her recent adventures in getting her family’s medical bill situation cleaned up, with a little help from some new tools.
Special to the ‘Mine by Amy Mercer
My son Reid is 2 ½ and we are still…Read more »