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Scary Reactions

Started by Sheila in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Amy 8 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Does anybody else experience hallucinogenic-type reactions when their blood sugars are really low? I get ones that are in hyper speed, jumping from one thing to another, going backward and forward. I can ask myself whether I'm awake or not, but when…Continue

Denial...

Started by Alyssa in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by still_young_at_heart 1 hour ago. 2 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

Supposed "gestational diabetes" diagnosed at 6 weeks and wondering about my current treatment

Started by ErinWA in Gestational Diabetes, Diabetes and Pregnancy. Last reply by MelissaBL 2 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hi everyone. I've lurked on here for several months, but this is my first post. I'm currently 32 weeks pregnant with my second child. I was diagnosed with what they're currently calling "gestational diabetes" when I was 6 weeks pregnant (and from…Continue

Tags: MODY, LADA, diabetes, gestational

Looking for physician recommendations in Central Florida

Started by TrueHeartedOne in General Diabetes Topics and Pre-Diabetes. Last reply by Vinnie 2 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hello,I'm looking for recommendations for physicians who are familiar with LADA / Type 1.5 diabetes. I'm in the Lakeland area (between Orlando and Tampa on I-4), but am willing to travel quite a ways in FL to see someone who is really good.…Continue

Tags: Florida, 1.5, LADA

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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 0 Comments

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 4 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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