Readers Suggest a Diabetes Naughty-or-Nice List

A post-Christmas look at who deserves coal in their stockings next holiday season.



The holiday season may be over, but readers have been responding to our 2015 Naughty or Nice list with their own takes on who deserves what in Christmas stockings. See if you agree with their naughty-or-nice list:

“The creator of Downton Abbey had a character name auctioned off to benefit JDRF. Although it happened in 2014, the episodes featuring Atticus Aldridge weren’t seen in the U.S. until 2016.”
-Christine G.

“Healthfirst Medicaid HMO is naughty. The continuous glucose monitor system is no longer a covered benefit. Other Medicaid HMOs are bound to deny this benefit in 2016.”
-Shifra G.

“I think Dr. Denise Faustman might be on your nice list. Her lab is a ray of hope.”
-Brian S.

“Medicare and the U.S. Congress need to be added to the naughty list. No Medicare policy of any type will cover the cost of continuous glucose monitors or the sensors needed for CGMs in 2016.”
-Becky H.

“Al Mann should be on the nice list. His tenacity and persistence…has helped the launch of Afrezza (an inhalable insulin system).”
-Hillard S.

 

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Craig Idlebrook is chief editor for Insulin Nation and Información Sobre Diabetes, and was founding editor for Type 2 Nation. You can reach him at cidlebrook@selfrx.com.