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Just as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.

It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.

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Thank you all for kindly refraining from this activity.

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Comment by dishers on April 7, 2014 at 3:21pm
HPNpilot no problem not offended, just gets me sometimes when they think health issues my health issues are from poor control. I have good control on most days. But have nerve damage through body and I also have diabetic macula edema. Sigh
Comment by Shawnmarie on April 7, 2014 at 2:55pm

Their "About" statement on the website is:

DRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.

As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF is currently sponsoring $568 million in scientific research in 17 countries. In 2012 alone, JDRF provided more than $110 million to T1D research. More than 80 percent of JDRF’s expenditures directly support research and research-related education. In 2012 Forbes magazine named JDRF one of its five All-Star charities, citing the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.

http://jdrf.org/about-jdrf/

Comment by Andy on April 7, 2014 at 2:49pm

They changed the title: http://jdrf.org/blog/2014/notjustagadget/

It has this interesting sense of "hey, that's who pays us!" I also noticed their mission statement: "JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people's lives until it is no longer a threat to anyone." No mention of a cure, which I thought was their original intent. Good & bad I guess.

Comment by Shawnmarie on April 7, 2014 at 2:48pm

I found a cached version:

On behalf of everyone affected by type 1 diabetes (T1D), JDRF is outraged by the recent article in the New York Time trivializing the benefit of medical advances for people with T1D. Rather than being “high priced gadgets and disposable accouterments” as the article defines them, these lifesaving advances are indeed just that — life saving for individuals with T1D. A recent study documented such advances helped add roughly 15 years of life for those diagnosed with T1D. The New York Times story suggests that some medical advances for T1D that could mean a longer life and better health for some people with T1D are not worth the cost — a premise JDRF completely rejects. JDRF supports continued innovation of new medical advances to further improve the lives of people with T1D and to ultimately cure this disease. Such step-wise advances, big and small, are how we will ultimately create a world without T1D. We need a health care policy that supports innovative research on new advances for people with T1D and one that makes these advances available to every person who needs them.

Read the Times story and post a comment that your diabetes management devices are #NotJustAGadget.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:NdTuALyNFP4J:j...

Comment by Shawnmarie on April 7, 2014 at 2:47pm

JDRF blog link is no longer working. Hope it was pulled just to correct some typos or something and not for some other reason.

Comment by HPNpilot on April 7, 2014 at 1:48pm

JDRF responds to the NY Times article linked below

http://jdrf.org/blog/2014/nyt-response/

Comment by HPNpilot on April 7, 2014 at 7:14am

dishers - true, but the rates of complication go up dramatically with poor control. With an A1c of 6-6.5 range, from a rate of less than 1 in 100 patient-years, to a factor of 10 higher with a1c's in the 10-11 range.

Comment by Scott Wilkins on April 7, 2014 at 6:11am

This video is interesting on the cost of Health Care in the US: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjGouBmo0M

Comment by dishers on April 7, 2014 at 3:37am

HPNpilot, those complications can happen even when you have good control.

Comment by Helmut on April 6, 2014 at 6:23pm

The insanity is that every provider negotiates a special rate for any possible service with every insurer. Similar to my employer negotiating with Walmart a special price for every item in the store. I would pay 99 cents for a bottle of coke while an unemployed person would pay $10. Because negotiations are so expensive I would get special rates only in in-network stores. Do you realize how crazy this is.

 

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