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Seniors With Diabetes


Seniors With Diabetes

Are you 55 or older? Do you have questions, experiences, or issues you would like to discuss? No matter what type of diabetes you have, join us.

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Latest Activity: Mar 24

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Diabetes Forum

Original medicare and advantage plans

Started by Ila Sep 28, 2014. 0 Replies

I have a decision to make between original Medicare and one of the advantage plans. Have any of you switched from original Medicare to an advantage plan or from an advantage plan to original Medicare?Continue


Started by Zoe. Last reply by GRBernard Mar 1, 2014. 9 Replies

So yesterday I had one of my regular lunches, but one that is on the higher carb side - fruit salad for 37 carbs. When i tested before lunch I was 69 so I thought I'd stall and not pre-bolus as I…Continue

length of diabetes

Started by shoshana27. Last reply by Linda G Dec 7, 2013. 7 Replies

i am 80 & have had t1 for 77 years since i was not yet 3.went through ww2 in france & came to the usa with my parents in 1952.have 3 children & 5 grandkids.Continue

Where Do You Order Insulin Pump Supplies?

Started by Gerry. Last reply by shoshana27 Dec 7, 2013. 2 Replies

When I ordered my quarterly pump supplies today, I was informed by the Liberty Medical rep that they no long dispense insulin. The biggest reason I did business with Liberty was that they (were) a…Continue

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Comment by flipper on October 5, 2011 at 9:43pm
Hi everyone. I've been a TuDiabetes member for about 2 years and frankly have mostly been playing word games on this site. I do have something to say to seniors; and all others for that matter. I am 76 and T1 diagnosed at age 32. I have been pumping insulin for the past 15 years. I am confident that the pump has extended my life. Frankly, I lead a "normal" life in retirement. To explain, I don't feel sick. I remain physically active and have had the good fortune to travel the world and to visit each of the seven continents. I have some simple rules. Test a lot (7-8 times a day.) and do everything you can to control your blood pressure (Mine's really out of whack so a fistful of pills really helps) and stay physically fit. I see that Pastelpainter and Linda Gauvin-Miller are spending time here so this group surely is a good one. It does look as though I have stepped into the Lioness's den. I have read Judith's most recent comment and I need to assure her that not all men are "dirty old men" and that physician's who violate you in any way should be reported to the appropriate medial board.
Comment by Cassie on October 5, 2011 at 5:10pm
Hello, I am type 1 for over 35 years. I havea most of the complications that come with those years.
Comment by Pastelpainter on October 5, 2011 at 2:27pm
Hey Judith, hope your cane is a nice heavy one with a hearty thwack behind it.
Comment by Pastelpainter on October 5, 2011 at 2:26pm
LOL Natalie, I think both apply at times!
Comment by Linda G on October 5, 2011 at 4:23am
Well...ya know, neither am I....and I am shocked when I am seen as a my heart and in my mind, I'm still 25 (but a mature 25!) I am still very active and with my fingers in every pie.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on October 5, 2011 at 4:12am
Pastelpainter, for me, it's I may be silly, but I'm not old yet!! LOL!!!
Comment by Linda G on October 5, 2011 at 3:39am
Yes...sad as it is. Was once "that young thing yet behind the ears", and now "that old bird who's behind the times"....sandwiched between the 2 was a wise and talented women....I hope. But as my daughter used to say as a teen....things are different, now, mom! Before teaching, I worked in a field widely populated by men...which was well accepted in the big city, but when we settled in a smaller community when we first married, and in an area with many from "the old country"....there was not much respect for a young graphic designer in her 20s. But, as you get learn how to put them in their place tactfully...right?!!
Comment by Pastelpainter on October 5, 2011 at 1:23am
Unfortunately it is often 'silly old women'. The diabetic cde I went to at first had a hefty dose of this syndrome, he soon got by-passed. I might be old but I am not silly yet.
Comment by Linda G on October 4, 2011 at 7:14pm
So sorry to hear that Judith. Yes, we are unfortunately much too guarded when it comes to reporting wrongdoings from those suffering from the god syndrome....and unfortunately, they get away with it. We come from a generation taught not to question our elders. We are now passed over as "old" women, as opposed to having been passed over as just women, while in our youth.
Comment by Gerry on July 24, 2011 at 6:53pm
I turned 65 last January and was already using an insulin pump. Medicare refused initial claims for my pump supplies (as I had been told they would) until my endo's office and pump provider submitted additional details (including c-peptide test results). All that happened in April and I recently learned Medicare had approved payment for my two recent order for pump supplies. So that's a lot off my mind!

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