A few weeks back I participated in a live twitter chat on Diabetes Social Media Advocacy. The question was what would I want my health insurance to cover and why. I am very fortunate to have private health insurance through my employer. I pay a lot for it, but I’m very thankful for it. When you have diabetes, insurance is a necessity.
I wish that my health insurance paid for monthly massage. I’m not talking about a fluffy, feel-good back rub, either. I mean a whole body, therapeutic massage. For an hour-and-a-half. What an amazing way to relieve stress (good for the blood glucose level) and keep muscles healthy and flexible for exercise (good for the blood glucose level). Both can prevent injury.
So my answer is: I want my health insurance to cover monthly massage because it helps manage stress, prevents injury, potentially improves blood glucose levels, and feels good!
What do you wish your health insurance covered?