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At my wits end..

Started by KimKat in Type 2 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Kate 17 minutes ago. 1 Reply

I know I never come on here anymore and normally when that is the case and I post again.....I get ignored. But I need to get this out so I will post anyhow.Today my new DR, tells me that latest A1C was 7 something. I can't remember what. I think low…Continue

Tags: expensive, too, jaunvia

Long time pumper.... going back to injections?

Started by A. Barney in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Cassie Kile 22 minutes ago. 24 Replies

The title says it all. I have been on a pump for 17 years now. Due to a declining pump (it is 12 years old) and the cost to keep pumping out of the question. I am going back to injections for a while.My Doc wants to put me on Levamire (spell check…Continue

Tags: lantus, levemir, pump, mdi

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by kuze 24 minutes ago. 24064 Replies

Very simple, just post ONE WORD that is somehow associated with the previous word. Easy right?(Diabetes related words welcome but not necessary!!)OK...first word: sugarContinue

insulin injections

Started by lh378 in New to Diabetes?. Last reply by funkynassau 50 minutes ago. 7 Replies

I am new to insulin injections using Lantus Solostar and Novolog Pen. My doses are low (about 3 units Lantus, 1 to 3 units Novolog). I have bruises and bleed often. I rotate my spots (abdomen, love handles, outer thighs, back of thighs, bat wings of…Continue

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About Eye Surgery #2

Posted by Tiki on July 31, 2014 at 7:01pm 2 Comments

I originally posted this to my Blogger account (TamraGarcia.blogspot.com) on March 12, 2014.

March 11, 2014 I had surgery number two on my right eye. The first surgery, three weeks earlier, was to clean up my eye from the ravages of diabetic retinopathy. This second surgery was to clean out my eye fluid of blood from a hemorrhage that didn't want to stop on its own. And also to take out the remainder of the gas bubble that was put in three weeks earlier, and put in silicon oil. And,…

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CGM News and Medicare

Posted by LBREP on July 31, 2014 at 8:27am 1 Comment

I just received this good news from the District Manager for Tandem.

1. Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014 introduced in the Senate - Today, Co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus, Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), introduced the Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014 (S. 2689) – this is a big win. Though the bill is not yet posted online, it would create a Medicare benefit category for CGM and establish a payment and coding structure to go along with it. Notably, the bill has…

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Words Can Hurt

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on July 31, 2014 at 5:00am 8 Comments

Words Can Hurt

Have you seen this Geico advertisement about words can hurt?  Geico is associated with interesting and innovative advertisement, but this one really hit home with me this week.  I suppose it hit home for a variety of reasons. Diabetes is one of them but it is really more than that. …

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Reps and Demos

Posted by jesikabeth on July 29, 2014 at 4:58pm 4 Comments

I heard back from both Tandem (Tslim Pump) and Animas (Ping Pump), and they are requiring a c-peptide and fasting blood glucose. I do have a meeting with the Animas rep on Friday, for the demo.

I am feeling a bit discouraged, I am a type 2 (as far as I know) and heard that many times (especially with Medicare replacement policies) T2's are not covered for the pump.

I am angry that insurance companies can have so much control over something that a doctor deems a good…

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