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Medicare is Requesting Information on Engagement, Incentives and Behavioral Insights

Started by BadShoe in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Brian (bsc) 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

From CMS:The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking input from stakeholders on the possibility of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation testing innovative models to increase the engagement of Medicare beneficiaries,…Continue

Tags: Input, Engagement, Medicare, Diabetes, RFI

Please answer me quickly......a little nervous

Started by sdkate in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Sam 5 hours ago. 1 Reply

Need a quick answer.....I'm just learning to inject Lantus....and tonight as the needle went in I moved and the needle bent....now I have a red line where the needle went, I am thinking, and it's burning like crazy. Please tell me this is no big…Continue

Confused and Frustrated... High post-meal BG

Started by Ashlynne4 in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Sam 6 hours ago. 30 Replies

Hi,I’m Ashley. I’m new here. I was diagnosed with T1D just 2.5 years ago when I was 23 years old.I’ve maintained fairly good control ever since then…until recently.My post meal blood sugars have been outrageous. My eating habits have remained the…Continue

Tags: post-meal, post-prandial, highs, control, type1

Not feeling lows until they get REAL low

Started by Nicole in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Timbeak48 8 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hey everyone,If there is a discussion about this, please point me in the right direction. If not, hopefully this will generate some good responses.Lately I have not been feeling my lows until they get into the 40's. For example, I started to feel a…Continue

Tags: lows, unaware, hypo

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Still Waiting, Jumping Through Hoops

Posted by jesikabeth on August 22, 2014 at 5:46pm 1 Comment

I am still waiting to hear of approval, but it's probably not going to happen without my doctor talking to the insurance company.

Considering I have Cancer, and my Diabetes is less controlled especially during treatments, the Animas rep and my doctor said that should get me approved. Gee, I feel like I'm jumping through all kinds of hoops, I feel disheartened.

Fantastic!

Posted by Tiki on August 22, 2014 at 1:22pm 4 Comments

Another post-op appointment for my eye today. It's been about a week and a half since my fourth eye surgery. I had an issue to discuss with my doctor and was eager to see him for this reason.

When I first arrived at the Eye-Q center in Selma I noticed the lobby was packed. August tends to be a busy month for eye exams. I suppose it is because August is national eye exam month, and also because of kids going back to school and needing to be able to see well. Good job at waiting until…

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First steps...

Posted by Cara on August 21, 2014 at 5:11pm 4 Comments

I e-mailed an EMS instructor from a local college with my question (about whether a type 1 diabetic could be a paramedic) and he actually got back to me very quickly. I'm going to post his response here, just in case anyone else might be wondering.

"To my knowledge there are no state regulatory rules against or limiting a person to become an EMT or paramedic if they have any type of illness. As long as you have a driver's license and can pass the courses and exams, you can work in…

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A Moment Frozen

Posted by Stoner on August 21, 2014 at 4:08pm 11 Comments

You know those moments in life that freeze, and it seems like everyone in the room is frozen but you. Time just shuts down, and you are stuck in slow motion. I have had that experience a couple of times. Most of them involve a traumatic injury. But this did not, and frankly shocked me.

My husband really does not say much about me being diabetic. In fact, I thought he really didn't even seem to understand much about it all. Which was fine by me.  But this has all started to change when…

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    Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

    US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

    Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

    Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se Read on! →

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