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Medicare and B12
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Me50, I don't disagree with you. I completely agree that there should be more money in preventative care. You just wanted to know why Medicare/insurance doesn't pay for that stuff and I was just explaining.

I think Medicare is trying though - they didn't used to pay for annual physicals until maybe 10 years ago. The ANNUAL general diabetes classes are also kindof new (2008, I think). Before that, you had a one time visit with a nurse to teach you how to use your meter and reading material. You only saw a dietician if your blood sugar continued to be really high. Longer visits were restricted to those on insulin. You can see how necessary these classes are too - every time I attend, I'm amazed how several new people are dumbfounded to find out that their constant drinking of soda pop likely led them to diabetes. Yet, I'm finding out that I'm just lucky that they have better quality classes here - they don't in other places, including the VA. My BIL is attending my next class with me as a guest for this reason (the VA class wasn't very helpful I guess).

BTW, internet stuff - places like WebMD, Mayo, John Hopkins are all places doctors are HAPPY that you are reading from because they are monitored by actual doctors. Places like these are trying to fill in the gaps for prevention that aren't available, so do check them out.
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(05-21-2015, 04:59 PM)justMongo Wrote: I take a sublingual B12.

Yeah, I know what it's like to choose what meds to buy.
I had to compromise on my Beta Blocker as Metoprolol Succinate is as expensive as the brand name. So, I take Metoprolol Tartrate which is the immediate release version. I also reuse insulin needles because I will not pay $0.25 each for a $0.05 syringe.

I have been supplementing with D3 since 2012; and I'm still deficient on the 25-OH vit-D blood test.

That is terrible about the metoprolol. I had to take it for a medical test and my 30 day supply was free.
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ME50, I sent that message to you by accident. It was meant to go to JustMongo. However, since you both have decided to disable PMs, suit yourself. Not allowed to post commercial sites except in PM, so you've limited your own options.
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