The costs associated with raising a food-allergic child (in our case 2 children with multiple food allergies) are extremely high from medical testing, increased doctor’s visits, medication costs, specialty food costs, extra time and preparation for food, time off from work to be at children’s school lunch, parties, field trips, playdates, birthday parties, private schools tuition, etc.  Why are these costs so high?  Insurance companies only pay a portion of food allergy testing, epi-pen auto injectors, etc.  whereas diseases like diabetes are more covered.  Where is the disconnect?

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