Something happen 2012: Bigfoot family see price diabetes first time. When diabetes adventure begin August 2011, Bigfoot family already meet $3000 insurance deductible; everything label with price tag $0.00. Hospital: $0.00. Medicine: $0.00. Equipment: $0.00. Yesterday, after read Six Until Me, Bigfoot learn this not very close approximation actual cost.
Drugstore dot com list 5-catridge pack Humalog: $628.28 – save 18% ($136.74). Bigfoot obtain 5-pack each month. Lantus: $125/bottle. Holy crap. Bigfoot currently have $3000 insulin in fridge. That legal? And test strips: $120/100 strips. Fucking ass hats! Also have Animas insulin pump in basement ($7000.) Dexcom CGM on way tomorrow ($2000?)
One part brain, feel lucky. Other part, feel sure insurance system brink collapse. (When Bigfoot run insurance company, light cigar; sign initiative giant Mont Blanc pen: DUMP THE TYPE ONE DIABETICS ASAP.) And third part brain, feel disgusting hog resources.
Watch Life for a Child movie. Spoiler alert: Rural Nepalese diabetic child test blood sugar once every few months, travel six hours on foot/bus, faint on way, father scoop water buffalo dung bare hand earn money live close enough hospital keep child alive, keep vial insulin in twist-tie baggie in hole in floor fill with water—no fridge. Rural Nepalese cuisine look good though: rice + curry.
Bigfoot have idea for Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island: offer $5000 diabetes supply Nepalese baby if Bubs forgo insulin pump. BCBSRI keep $2000 savings for cigars/Mont Blanc pens, Bigfoot not need learn insert tube Bubs’s abdomen, Nepalese baby test blood sugar 5,000 times over course 4 year when Bubs eligible insulin pump again.