I get these phone calls from my insurance company and that was one of the questions that I was asked recently. My response was that I have been Type 1 for almost 29 years. What I really wanted to say was, if you had bothered to look at how much insulin and test strips you have bought me, you would realize that getting tested for pre-diabetes would be a waste of money.
Back in the summer, I picked up the phone and the insurance company’s computer asked me if my blood pressure was under control. I said no – I have problems with low blood pressure and also high because of the autonomic neuropathy. I am low more than I am high. Then I got the “all diabetics should be on an ace inhibitor” lecture. Funny they knew I was diabetic for that phone call. I wanted to ask if they were trying to kill me but that wasn’t one of the prompts!
After the lecture, they asked if I would talk to my doctor about going on an ace inhibitor. I said no. Then I heard that they may follow up with me in the future about this!
Yeah, go ahead and follow up with me again! I spend over half of my day with low blood pressure so I am not about to take a drug that is going to make it lower. That is why I stopped taking ace inhibitors. I really don’t feel the need to add them back. I was going to call them on that one. They really should not “assume” that because someone has a problem with their blood pressure it is high blood pressure. If they do follow up with me, I am going to call them and ask them if they are trying to kill me!