Monday, November 28, 2011
Day 28 - Financial Burden of Diabetes
Having type 1 diabetes is expensive. It is a constant. Fortunately, I have great insurance. Now. This was not always the case.
While in college, I was covered by my parent's health insurance. When I was diagnosed I was so fortunate to have insurance. I now had a pre-existing condition, I couldn't even imagine what it would have been like to have a pre-existing condition and not have medical insurance. It would have been chaotic.
I am not always sure people understand the ramifications of having a pre-existing condition and quality insurance. A college acquaintance once said, "You wouldn't insure your house after it already burned down."
So, what...I am a burned down house? I am worthless and not deserving of insurance. If I lose my job I am not guaranteed insurance from my next one. If there is a gap...an accident. Who knows what will happen to me?
I am glad you can sit in your little healthy box and judge others. I hope it is comfy in there. I hope your child never has my disease.