Oregon’s Diabetes Death Squad: HERC

This is crazy. Type 2’s must test a minimum of 2x per day; more if indicated or recommended by your doctor who knows you best. Testing is cheap compared to the cost of complications which could happen if testing is not done. How can you fight the War if you don’t know where you are – which is what glucose testing tells you.

Where’s the endocrinologist on the board?

Please read. Please.


773209_26624240Your health care professional walks into the room, plunks a file on the table, and grimaces at you.

“Your A1C is 7.5. Your fasting blood glucose level is 143.

You have Type 2 diabetes.

Here’s a prescription for a blood glucose meter and test strips. You don’t need insulin or medications right now. Let’s see how that goes. Check your blood glucose level with the meter and I’ll see you for a follow-up. 

Oh, wait. You have Oregon Health Plan. Hmm… Yeah, go ahead and use the meter and the 50 strips that you are permitted to have, but after you’ve used up those 50 strips, you’re on your own. You want to continue to check your blood glucose level? Buy your own strips.” 

This is not fiction. This is what Oregon thinks is completely appropriate for those who must use the state health care plan, which is funded by…

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I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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2 comments on “Oregon’s Diabetes Death Squad: HERC
  1. beetleypete says:

    Hi Phil, good re-blog. I have added a comment on the original post.
    Regards from England, Pete.

    • Pete,

      As you know it’s very unusual for me to re-blog. But, this one was important. I fear the price of the disease keeps some from even getting the most basic supplies, and then we have less=than-specialists making decisions on long-term issues which make controlling Diabetes even more difficult. Okay, that was the start of a rant that could go on and on, and luckily I caught it in time. You know where I was going to go.

      As always, I do appreciate your support and comments.


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