It’s been at least a year since I last shared my dismay with both the readers of this blog and the ADA about the ADA choice to just ignore the subject of life insurance for those with diabetes on their website.
Whether you have type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, there is a wealth of help and information on how to successfully find and get accepted for life insurance. You just can’t find any of it on the website that of the organization whose mission statement is “Our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes”.
I’m thinking anyone with diabetes who has ever applied for life insurance would find their lives improved greatly by the sharing of up to date, real life information on how to find life insurance when so many companies stand ready to block that effort and so many agents don’t even know what the difference between type 1 and type 2 is, or what your hbA1c is and how it impacts underwriting.
Any advocacy group that has ever been in my sights knows that I have no love loss or tolerance for groups that claim to represent your best interests but spend more time fund raising and dispensing warm fuzzy information than they do researching and sharing real life, money saving, family saving information. Shoot me if I’m wrong but I think that information about things that might cause diabetes (why would you be on the ADA site to see what might cause diabetes anyway?) probably isn’t as useful or timely as knowing how to get affordable life insurance.
Bottom line. Since I am blocked from sharing information on the ADA forums, I want those who should be able to find the information there, to be able to find it somewhere.