these types of issues are extremely important, because although new technologies exist to make Type 1's lives better, it is often viewed as an accessory, and not a necessity.
HA! because having a pancreas that continuously monitors glucose levels in the body by itself should be considered unnecessary!
there's a gal online who pretended to have type 1 for a day. she said she was 'overwhelmed' to say the least...
everyone in those insurance companies should try being type 1 (let alone all of the other disease-processes they refuse care for) for a day and then tell me if it's fun to "think like a pancreas" all day every day in order to survive!