January 6, 2012

Pre-breakfast blood sugar: 232

Pre-dinner blood sugar: 216

Breakfast: 2 microwave pancakes and scrambled eggs

Lunch: “Dinosaur wrap” (dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets in a tortilla with cheese, salsa, and lettuce), prepackaged cup of oranges

Dinner: White Castle

Good news: Got most of my meds, and signed up for additional prescription coverage at my local pharmacy! And the experimental lunch was a hit with my youngest. And, as soon as the hubby returns home from the 5th billion trip to the pharmacy, we get some much needed time sans children.

Bad news: Both kids are still fighting this cold, and the older wanted nothing to do with lunch. The dinner of White Castle will make for an ugly reading tomorrow. The “new and improved” prescription plan card didn’t come in, hence the running back and forth by the ever-so-patient Jeff.

Did I mention the prescription plan was “new and improved”? I might mention it was written with much sarcasm. The major medicine I use to manage my diabetes, Acto-Plus Met, is costing us 8x the amount than what it did last year. (Thankfully I did not run out of that and maybe I can get in to see my doc and get something a bit more sanely-priced before what I have left runs out, as we cannot afford it and did not try to afford it.) Who I really feel bad for are all the other employees and dependents who found out about the change in prescription coverage by way of non-coverage; the e-mail announcing this new change was sent Wednesday, so everyone who had to make a run for meds before then had no clue. AND, being told that the prescription coverage wasn’t going to change, and no information being given about the differences between plans, everyone’s being blindsided by the differences in plans. Stuff like this is just another reason why I’m all for changes in the health insurance industry: so those who don’t have health coverage can get coverage (and encourage the containment of communicable disease to everyone), and so those who are covered don’t get screwed over between health insurance companies and cruddy employers.