So today I found out my insurance covers acupuncture, acupressure and homeopathy up to $2000 a year, and also Christian Science Practitioners, who are considered medical professionals, but the lifetime total for diabetes education is up to a grand $150. And CDEs are not included in their list of medical professionals. Gimme a break!!!
This is what comes from the medically ignorant setting insurance rules. I can understand the desire to limit medical costs to what is known to be effective, and they say as much, and then cover the above non-effective services.
It's a good thing I have the DOC, plus 2 CDE's who have graciously given me their expertise for free -- because my insurance (which is actually a self-covered state govt. plan) sure doesn't care!