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To Change Insulins or Not To Change Insulins, this is the question

Started by Nettie in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by JustLookin 1 hour ago. 15 Replies

I have used Humulin R insulin for 17 years now; I am a 61-year-old female. I have been without healthcare that would pay for my insulin since 2007. I have been buying the Humulin over-the-counter all of this time.Now, the Humulin as more than…Continue

Tags: levemir, humalog, lantus, medicaid, humulin

Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?

Started by Captain in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Badlands 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone! Forgive me if this has already been hit on as a topic. Because of the new laws with insurance, my folks have informed me that the both of them were informed that their current insurance provider was dropping them for various reasons due…Continue

Tags: care, obama, insurance

supplies to carry with you at all times and advice about testing and injecting on the go

Started by lh378 in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by 1DebY 9 hours ago. 12 Replies

I've learned that my diabetic supplies and necessities include glucometer and extra test strips, insulin pen and extra needles (how many), emergency candy/snacks, alcohol wipes. Am I forgetting something? I'm still learning.It's not always easy to…Continue

BGStar (and Agamatrix) software on 64bit windows

Started by garidan in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Rod_Gr72 11 hours ago. 3 Replies

Sanofi BGSTar, which is made by Agamatrix and rebranded, comes with a software compatible only with 32 windows. If you try to install it on a 64bit Windows, the installation rolls back.I use SIDiary too, (…Continue

Tags: software, Agamatrix, BGStar

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Yelling Fire in crowded Theater

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on August 28, 2014 at 5:00am 2 Comments

Yelling Fire in crowded Theater



What is free speech and how does it apply in this community? Free speech is of course a protected right by the First Amendment of the Constitution of United States of America. The First Amendment reads as follows:



“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or…

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An apology...

Posted by Manny Hernandez on August 27, 2014 at 4:40pm 6 Comments

I owe the community a clarification and an apology, in particular to those that participated in our Live Interview about the Medicare Coverage for CGM that took place yesterday.

As I wrote on this blog entry, Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit…

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What's up with advocacy at Diabetes Hands Foundation?

Posted by Manny Hernandez on August 27, 2014 at 4:22pm 4 Comments

At Diabetes Hands Foundation (the nonprofit I was fortunate to co-found back in 2008, which drives TuDiabetes among other programs) diabetes advocacy has become an increasingly important part of our work over time. Since 2013, these efforts took us down a path that resulted in a roadmap with three core components:

1) Building up a database of Active Diabetes Advocates:

A robust database with…

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Just Another Day

Posted by Tiki on August 27, 2014 at 3:58pm 0 Comments

First, this is my first time ever writing a post on my phone. Slow going with the tiny keypad, etc. LOL, so excuse the extra mistakes.

*As usual, the following is written from my memory of the events. Some things may be inaccurate due to faulty memories. In any case, this is how I remember it:

So, here is how today is going so far:

6:30ish: Hubby wakes me up to tell me that I am sleeping on my back. I'm under doctor's orders to not lay on my back because, eye stuff. I…

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    From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

    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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