Vitamin D3 Deficiency Screening
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
My vitamin D3 results came back from the screening test that Blue Cross Blue Shield would not pay for. Vitamin D3 deficiency is now linked to so many health problems. You'd think the insurance companies would gladly pay for the screening AND the supplements to proactively prevent cardiovascular disease, stroke, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, cancer, and auto immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes type 1 and 2.
They have paid close to $200,000 for both of my rounds of cancer diagnoses, surgeries, radiation, and 4 years of chemotherapy. And 2 weeks ago they had to pay for ultasound to see if blood clots were causing my calves to swell.
While the report said nothing per se about obesity, I'm hoping this is the last piece to my efforts to get healthy and lose weight.
Makes you wonder what my Vitamin D 3 level was in 2007. Well, we know it is 13 now. Many experts consider normal levels to be 36 - 100 with the optimal health range between 50 and 80.
In everyone's defense, even I didn't expect to have a vitamin D deficiency since I live in Florida. But there you go. And I'm now taking 10,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily for 3 months when we will test again. I bet I will have to pay for that test, too.