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Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?

Started by barbraann in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Dave 13 minutes ago. 12 Replies

Is anyone here enrolled in one of the health coverages currently to choose from on the healthcare.gov site? Husband WAS planning on retiring from GM until he was told health coverage would cost $1100 a month plus $5000 deductible.I'm T1 and am on an…Continue

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Starting Lantus/Mid-morning Lows...

Started by Dazed&Confuzed in LADA (Type 1.5) Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Zoe 25 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Hello, I've been following the forum for a while, but don't post because I haven't felt I could contribute much. I'm not sure that's changed, but my treatment plan has been modified recently and I have some questions I'm hoping you all might have…Continue

Is it worth buying an insulin pump???

Started by Adele in Type 1 Diabetes Forum. Last reply by Don 1 hour ago. 7 Replies

i am a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic and is wondering whether an insulin pump is worth buying, being so expensive I'm just curious yo hear other thoughts and whether i would save any money in the long term, with not having to buy the insulin pens…Continue

Case to Carry Syringes

Started by meee in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by karen 2 hours ago. 10 Replies

Hello Everyone,I have had this happen a few times: syringes I carry with me end up with all the lines rubbed off and become useless. I usually keep them inside a sealed plastic bag in my purse. I'm wondering what is causing this and how I can avoid…Continue

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My Medicare Nightmare

Posted by Lloyd on November 21, 2014 at 10:43am 24 Comments

I go on medicare next July. Despite the fact that I will have been pumping for more than 8 years, as things now stand I won't be able to pump on medicare. If you are type 2, then you must have a c-peptide no more than 110% of the minimum that the…

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How to treat a low?

Posted by rick the "Blogabetic" on November 21, 2014 at 6:30am 7 Comments

How to treat a low?

So I am writing this at 2 AM on Friday morning since I am awake due to a low. Of course I went to bed high and…

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Life Lessons Learned From Being Diseased

Posted by Tamra on November 20, 2014 at 11:12pm 1 Comment

First, don't give me any flack about the title. I know many diabetics refuse to be labeled as "diseased". I personally don't care how I am labeled; diseased, conditioned, chronic-ed, mellitused, special, unique, insulin challenged, defective...…

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Posted by joshualevy on November 20, 2014 at 6:40pm 2 Comments

JDCA "State of the Cure" Update

Each year the JDCA (Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance) puts together a summary of cure research.  As a JDCA fellow I contributed information to this effort, although I did…

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Every mouth has a tail to tell

Posted by twiddlemthumbs on November 20, 2014 at 6:30am 1 Comment

6.11 am here in the SHIRE waiting for the Sun to appear had a restless night due to teeth extractions and following infection but antibiotics running there course do nothing for the pain the aching wanting to bang your head on the wall for some…

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Cataract Surgery

Posted by Stress on November 19, 2014 at 5:40am 3 Comments

I had cataract surgery on my right eye last Thursday. My doctor had been telling me for 10 years that I had cataracts but they were not bad enough to operate. Well my time was up and now I wish I had done it sooner! My vision in my right eye is…

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