Monday, August 8, 2011


The other day I went out to check the mail and get a little 'we tried to deliver a package' note in the box.  Kind of odd since there are 'package boxes' for those items that won't fit in the 'mail box' and our mailman mail carrier mailman...he's a man, so can't I just call him a mailman?!?!...brings things to our door more often than not, and it said the package was addressed to Bean.

So, off to the post office the next day to pick up the

When I saw the return address I realized it was from the new 'managers' for the chronic conditions care program associated with our insurance coverage.

Here are the contents of the box:
booklet about Diabetes Management, pill organizer,
Carbohydrate Counting Cookbook, and pedometer

Now, let me start by saying that I've already talked with these people and gave them EXTENSIVE information about Bean.

So, they sent a seven year old, Type 1, a four-compartment-a-day pill organizer?  REALLY!?!

And the cookbook....copyright 1998....with very few, if any, child friendly options. REALLY!?!

Ah, the booklet.  The lovely booklet that is supposed to help my child manage her diabetes has one picture of a child out of the twenty two 'people' illustrations.  REALLY!?! 

Where as I appreciate this 'benefit' of our insurance coverage, I just can't understand why they can't figure out that these items aren't appropriate for the patient they are sending them to!!  ('to whom they are sending them', I know, I just think it sounds so weird!)  

And then, there was this little 'funny' that my MIL showed me last night when we were over at their house for dinner... BELGIAN WAFFLES, yummy!  

It was in a magazine she happened to be reading.
download a UTI?  um, no thanks! :)

And a quick question...those of you who use Tegaderm...does the UniSolve (or whatever adhesive loosen-er you use) work for it, too?   
Had to go the 'Tegaderm route' with the dexcom sensor because after a few days, even with SkinPrep, the adhesive pulls up around the edges and the cloth tape that was supposed to be 'super strong' isn't doing the trick!


  1. I'm not thinking I want to download one of those either :/

  2. HAHAHAH I just can't stop laughing!!!

  3. OMG LOL! I can't stop laughing over the free download! I say Bean should use the handy dandy pill organizer for beads and crafts or Polly Pocket paraphenalia...or snacks...or hmmm...lolol...I'm all out of ideas!

  4. Dude! That is one painful "free download"!!!

    We use Tegaderm - actually I use two for our Dexcom. I cut one in half lengthwise for each side of the sensor, then I cut the other one in half the other way and put it on the top sides. That totally didn't make sense, but I'm hoping you get what I mean! Anyway, his sensors stay put with this procedure. And we use the Unisolve wipes for these!

  5. Ummmm....yyyeeeeaaaaahhhhhh.

    Thanks, all knowing insurance company.

    No, really.

    I really needed a downloaded UTI today.

  6. Ugh, they really have some awesome reading material don't they?!?!?!? Too bad they didn't send anything fun, like snacks to treat lows! There is something we'd all appreciate! :D

  7. Omg awesome! I've been looking to download a UTI! ;)

    We use baby oil to remove IV 3000 it works great. And its cheap ;)

  8. Ah...yeah...NO THANK YOU!!!! on the UTI.

  9. I think my eyes just rolled into the back of my head and I can't seem to get them back out.

  10. Oh geeez!!!! Sorry you had to get all this. About anyear ago I wrote a post about my gal's insurance sending her two sheets of information about complications from diabetes - namely loss of limbs, blindness, etc. Needless to say, I didn't share it with her. They just don't get it at all.

  11. Good grief! Next time they want to increase your insurance premium maybe you can offer to return their "gifts" to help them cut costs.


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