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Month: February 2012

Your Story: Melinda Rouse

Your Story: Melinda Rouse

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by Melinda Rouse November 5, 2011

I was diagnosed with diabetes 37 years ago at the age of 9.I managed to overcome a million obstacles and have 4 sons. My youngest son Brennan was diagnosed with diabetes on June 22nd, 2011. It was the most depressing, life altering day of my life, but I give thanks that I at least understand every day to day challenge of this disease.And I have been successful in challenging our HMO insurance company to pay for an insulin pump for my son. (it only took me 4 months). Do you have any programs that help with the out of pocket expenses? I feel the need to help others fight their insurance companies with the words that empower them to win the fight.I have been a diabetic for 37 years,,I really feel that the pump saved my life. Love your music…love your diabetes–ness!