I am getting so frustrated, I feel like the "monkey in the middle".
I have private insurance (Medicare advantage) that covers prescriptions. I am an insulin-dependent diabetic. Dependent being a key word.
I take 400 units a day of the disputed insulin, humilin d.
Each vial holds 1000 units. I take 400 units a day. Any dolt with a calculator can determine one vial lasts 2.5 days, and that a 30 day supply is 12 vials.
My insurer *swears* they put no limit on the quantity. My pharmacy says they are giving me either: what the insurer will allow or how much the dr ordered. This amount has gone up under the same prescription from 8 to now 10 bottles a month they will give me. Under quantity, where it usually says 30 for 30 days, or the number of pills, etc., it says 80.
The bottom line is 2 days out of 3 I get 100 units less of insulin, and it shows in my numbers.
Also, I suffer from an antibody resistance to insulin which is why I need so much. While my diet isn't perfect, there's no hot fdge sundaes or mountains of potatoes causing the problem (btw I had to twist my drs arm to give me the test results showing this!).
So I'm left in the middle which is very irritating!!
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