My sister has had Diabetes for about five years now. She has had good days and bad, but now she seems to be okay. When she was first diagnosed with Diabetes, she was living at home and my parents paid most of her costs. But things changed when she moved out, and realized how much her disease was going to cost.
She was lucky that she had some Medicare coverage, but it wasn’t going to be enough. With the cost of her supplies and medication being really high she needed more than just basic Medicare to cover her expenses.
She talked to her boss to see if she could get into the company sponsored Medicare supplemental insurance and he was happy to help out. She does have to pay a little bit off each paycheck into the health insurance, but that more than offsets the essentially free diabetic supplies that she receives.
I really don’t know what she would have done if things hadn’t worked out the way they did – without the help, I don’t know if she would have ever been able to leave home.