Retired Diabetics

If you're done with 9 to 5 work in your life and you have diabetes this group is for you.

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Latest Activity: Oct 26, 2014

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How do you like to spend your time?

Started by Manny Hernandez. Last reply by Joan Jan 29, 2012. 22 Replies

Are you less active now?

Started by Ila. Last reply by Natalie ._c- Aug 27, 2011. 7 Replies

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Comment by Ila on October 26, 2014 at 6:12am

The older you get, does that mean your doctor changes your goals for BGs and A1C? I just read an article that the older you get, the less restrictive these become.

Comment by Ila on September 28, 2014 at 12:01pm

I am adding a discussion about original Medicare and Medicare advantage plans. Would appreciate any help you can give.

Comment by janice on June 3, 2011 at 2:46pm
Thanks for the reply. Nonna2Three what other site do you visit?
Comment by Nonna2Three on June 2, 2011 at 5:30pm
To be honest, i haven't found too many groups on this site very active. And I am as guilty as most. I am more active on another diabetes site - but it does not have :groups" - I'm just more active overall on that site.
Comment by Robert Miles on June 2, 2011 at 5:11pm
Not the most active group at TuDiabetes.

Any new questions?
Comment by janice on June 2, 2011 at 3:16pm
Hi is this an active group. I am retired and facing the challenges of diabetes like everyone eles. Most of the post look like they are not very what's up?
Comment by Robert Miles on February 27, 2010 at 8:56pm
The newsgroup that produced this document says that the low-carb diet they recommend is harder to follow at first than the low-fat diet many doctors recommend, but becomes more effective and easier to follow when it decreases your appetite after one to three months:
Comment by Betty J on July 3, 2009 at 5:49pm
Hi Gordie, just saw your post regarding Medicare. I recently got a new pump through Medicare and have been receiving my supplies with old and new pump from Medicare. It seems like maybe when you can to look into other supplemental insurance and change to what is best for you. I have Blue Cross 65 security.
Comment by Florian Menninger Jr on May 11, 2009 at 1:43pm
Gordie, its been a while since you posted your question about Medicare benefits for pump users. I have Medicare supplemented with a BC health plan. In MA its called Medicare HMO Blue. Under the plan I got my Animas 2020 pump with no out of pocket costs. I also get my Novolog insulin that is used in the pump at no cost. All the pump supplies, INSET infusion sets and insulin cartridges, for the pump are at no cost. Medicare also pays for the testing devices and supplies, which includes my meter,test strips, and lancets.

I think the plan is excellent and provides all that I need to manage my Type 1 diabetes. One more thing I get my insulin and testing supplies from a mail order pharmacy and the pump supplies from Animas. My Endo writes a script for what I need with 3 refills to cover a whole year. It works for me.
Florian (T1, dx 1967 at age 30)
Comment by Gordon Paul Jones on February 3, 2009 at 7:03am
I've been in Tu Diabetes for a month or so, but I'm new to Retired Diabetics. I retired from the pastorate in 2005. I've been type 1 since I graduated from high school in 1957.

I'm having some issues with the Medicare pump, supplies, and insulin supplier. Are any of the rest of you using Medicare for your diabetes therapy?

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