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How do I know what to modify?

Started by T2DMcB in Insulin Pump Users Forum 4 minutes ago. 0 Replies

Hello,I'm a new Animas Ping pumper. How do I know what I should modify if I'm going low? I've already adjusted my basal rate, per my endo. Do I keep adjusting that down, or do I increase my carb ration, or my ISF?Thanks. MichelleContinue

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Anyone else Pumping U-500 ?

Started by Slybrock in Type 2 Diabetes Forum 53 minutes ago. 0 Replies

I am a T2 diabetic...heavily insulin resistant. I am also a fairly new "pumper". Was doing MDI until about 2 months ago and then got onto the Medtronic Pump with the 315unit reservoir and was having to refill every 36 hours at best. Today I was…Continue

Word Association Game

Started by dino in Community Games, Other Topics. Last reply by Pastelpainter 1 hour ago. 24062 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

Denial...

Started by Alyssa in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by meee 1 hour ago. 10 Replies

I need advice on how to convince a parent who is in denial to at the very least call the good ol' doctor and request some labs. Yesterday when I got home from work my mother approached me and asked me to check her sugar which she does from time to…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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