Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Insurance is Changing

Just when I had this whole HMO thing figured out.....

I swear this is the fourth insurance plan we've had, and we've only lived here 2 years. Switching everything out every 6 months is getting a little tiring.

Everything will be more expensive (surprised?) but at least I won't need referrals anymore. Somehow, though, I'd rather get a referral than drop $50 every time I go to the endo when I used to have a $25 copay at specialists. Not to mention the increased cost at the pharmacy....

If only insulin didn't expire after a month. I feel guilty every time I throw out that bottle that's still 3/4 full. How ineffective is it after 30 days, anyway?


  1. Um, I've never thrown a bottle away. Even if I found it in the bottle of my purse when I've know it may have been there for a few months. Sorry don't know the sceintific asnwer. I also only change my lancelts once a week, not a huge money saver just a time and trash thing, never use alchol swabs, some soap if there is visable dirt for injections and fingure pricks.

    type 1 26 years
    new pump user and Dexcom user for 3 years
    but still on injections for Symlin

  2. My husband also never throws it away. He uses npR & npH. Not sure if that makes a difference. You may need to talk to those that use your specific type. He also never uses swabs. He's was dx at 5yrs old and will be 40 in Jan. except for a few issues, mainly vision, he is pretty darn healthy.


  3. So, if you don't throw them away, what do you do with them? Keep them for emergencies? Use them until they're totally gone?

  4. Use it till it's gone then open the next one. Before I started my pump I used pens, Humalog and Lantus. I always had at least two, sometime three Humalog pens open. One in my purse, one in the bathroom and the third just laying around because I would open it if I couldn't find one of the others and needed to take a shot. Before Pens I did the same thing with vials, one at home and one in my purse. Now I have two Sylmin pens open, one in my purese and one in the bathroom.