Carol Gee had been using two different types of insulin injections as well as a pill to control her blood sugar successfully. Then her insurance company told her doctor they’d no longer cover the combination of drugs unless the doctor could show that no other options were suitable. When she tried a new formulation, however, she broke out in itchy hives and her heart started to race. She begged her doctor to make a special request to her insurance company to cover her previous treatments. She did, and now Gee is managing her diabetes without the hives and racing heart.…

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