January 2, 2018
My name is Darel Long and I’m a diabetic. Darel's Health is presented from the common awkward moments many feel when discussing their own personal health among a small group of friends, much less strangers across the internet.
Personally, my own major medical issues began once I was diagnosed as a diabetic. Since being diagnosed as a diabetic, I could have never imagined the difficulties, setbacks, and the personal challenges diabetic health would present. Not only has my health been affected, but also my financial standing. At times, the very basic functionality with daily life from high sugar levels has been overwhelmingly challenging.
As I have painfully learned, living with diabetes is an hourly focus to improve and limit the deadly diabetic complications. Some of these can result in poor reasoning skills, slow communication, effects with any and all major organs, amputation and possible death. There isn’t a vacation from this disease. It’s there, moment by moment, never to be forgotten.
At one time my weight was 272 pounds and my blood sugar was out of control. Thankfully, as of December 30, 2017, the scales hit 205. Late this past fall, a real scare with a possible toe amputation became a wakeup call. When our doctors conclude we are diabetics, we must begin exercising, eat a proper diet, and ample rest must occur.
The effects of diabetes can be deadly and is a reckoning to anyone who is diagnosed as a diabetic.
Perhaps the groups hit the hardest for being diagnosed with diabetes are the poor, the homeless, and those who separate themselves from life with social or mental issues. Many will claim, with access to the affordable care act, anyone can obtain the proper care and treatment to manage diabetes. The answer to this is resoundingly false.
The historical facts I've personally endured as a diabetic would include endless visits to the Emergency Room, Ketoacidosis, Diabetic Coma, endless admissions in many hospitals, and most recently, I narrowly avoided a partial toe amputation.
The purpose of Darel's Health is to provide a timeline of actual dates of my diabetic and medical issues starting with diagnosis to all hospitalizations from recent to the beginning. I will provide a timeline for both in and out of state, and overseas.
Like many diabetics who receive constant medical care and without proper medical insurance, the medical debts turn into medical collections and some are forced into medical bankruptcy or other forms of bankruptcy to escape the overwhelming debt.
I launched the site for several reasons, and a few of those reasons are to provide provide a timeline of medical events, and a resource for medical collectors to contact me via email.
If you are a medical collection source seeking to connect with me, please use the contact form provided at the bottom of this site and send information about your claim. I will review email each Tuesday afternoon by 8:00 p.m., EST, and will answer accordingly within 7 working days.
On January 15, 2018, a pass through will be submitted to settle medical debt. The proposed pass through, Darel’s Health L.L.C., will be used to settle only medical debt. Consideration will be given with any and all medical debts, without medical bankruptcy or other forms of bankruptcy, for satisfaction of all medical debt in exchange to vacate medical collections.
Between December 15- 27, 2017, over 15 requests for ER visits and hospitalizations were mailed to hospitals seeking dates to support the listed medical timeline below. Today, I begin with the most recent medical events. Hopefully, my efforts to share information and payoff medical debt will inspire your best to take control of your own health and to figure out a way to pay off your own medical debts.
While my medical debts are important to settle, settlement of debt first begins with public and/or private debt. Most will be settled early 2018, others will be settled by March 26, 2018. Regardless, all medical debt can settle between Oct 1-5, 2018.
All medical debt will settle through various settlement lawyers who are proficient with medical debt. The lawyers who settle medical debt only, are located in Richmond and Norfolk, VA. My offer for medical settlement shall remain mostly private. However, I will need the hospitals to provide information: this starts with the hospital’s cash price during prior admittance and their willingness for vacated public record.
I wish all people personally impacted from diabetes, and their families, to be encouraged and educated for a hope as a better life ahead.
You may visit my personal site to keep informed with various ventures, and efforts to help others by visiting: Darel Long.