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Seniors With Diabetes

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Original medicare and advantage plans

Started by Ila Sep 28. 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

Memory

Started by Zoe. Last reply by GRBernard Mar 1. 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 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 senior...in 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 older...one 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!
Comment by Chaplain ET on July 5, 2011 at 8:26pm
Recently I have obtained, FOR FREE, a smashing, new type of medic alert bracelet! I don't know how this works in other places, but here in Idaho, I just dialed 211 on my telephone, and requested a smart card (or stick) embedded in a plastic, bracelet. When it's undone, it reveals a USB port, that slides into a computer USB port, downloads a software program, where you can add ALL your medical information, to include personal stuff (like address, next of kin, etc.), medical problems, and medications you are taking. Anytime you get hauled into an Emergency Room, they can take this off, insert it into any computer, and get your information, fast! On the inside, it lists C.A.R.E., and has the URL of www.MedicalHistoryBracelet.com . I don't know how other states offers this, but like I said, they issue this FREE to Idaho seniors! It's worth looking into!
Chaplain ET.
 

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