The Military and Diabetes


The Military and Diabetes

This is for anyone who has relation to the military (such as a solider with a diabetic child or a child with a parent in the military) and has diabetes. Or a solider with diabetes!

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Latest Activity: Jun 25, 2014

Diabetes Forum


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T1 and Med Boards

Started by puddlepirate88 Jun 11, 2013. 0 Replies

military retirement question

Started by VaMike. Last reply by VaMike Jan 2, 2012. 2 Replies

Tri-Care and Pumps

Started by stretched2thin. Last reply by Carolyn Bridgewaer Jun 22, 2011. 14 Replies

having a moment a sheer terror

Started by stretched2thin Apr 30, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by Carol Boice. Last reply by Marine DM1 Feb 15, 2011. 16 Replies

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Comment by Brea on April 6, 2011 at 9:07am
hey everyone. i have recently married a scout in the army and we have standard on tricare because i have diabetes. was wondering if thats the same for yall or if you have prime? ive been having to pay for all my lab work out of pocket because tricare doesnt cover it. if someone could let me know id appreciate it!!

Comment by corradobaby on March 16, 2011 at 7:58pm
Hi, my name is Sam and my Fiance's name is Scott, he was diagnosed with type 1 when he was 11, his whole life he's been dying to join the Marines, hell, its in his blood. I was wondering if there are any loopholes, I'm just looking for advice. If any of you could please help, I would appreciate it.
Comment by Brady Bunch on December 16, 2010 at 5:52am
Chaplain ET: Good to know about kids covered while in college;-) Awesome, thanks....
Comment by Brady Bunch on December 16, 2010 at 5:49am

Thanks.  We are on the Pod.  Tricare approved. So far so good...only pain is when removing the Pod.

Comment by Natasha Bowlds on December 16, 2010 at 5:06am

Brady Bunch - for some reason I never saw your comment back to me about the Omnipod - sorry about that!  In case you are still wondering, we didn't pay for the PDM or the Pods - Tricare has covered everything.  And the Dexcom is a continual glucose monitor that we also convinced them to pay for (after a six month fight and then 5 months trying to get them to pay . . . but still, they did pay!)

Comment by Chaplain ET on December 15, 2010 at 9:18pm

Denise; they just passed a law stating that students up to 26 are now eligible to stay on Tricare!  So, there's your answer.  So, your endo is correct!

Chaplain ET

Comment by Brady Bunch on September 25, 2010 at 5:28pm
So, we pay for the PDM and Tricare will pay for the pods? Currently my girl is on the pens, which she like fine, but we'd like to get her A1C down and she was NOT wearing the traditional pump....What is Dexcom?
Comment by Natasha Bowlds on September 25, 2010 at 4:46pm
Tricare has paid 100% of my son's omnipod costs. They are also paying 100% of his Dexcom costs, although we had to fight for that.
Comment by Brady Bunch on September 25, 2010 at 4:41pm
New to site. Would like any info on Tricare paying for the Omnipod. Thanks!
Comment by stretched2thin on September 14, 2009 at 1:57pm
tom goffe, you completely right about copies! my parents were given the only copy of my chart when they retired and now, its like i never ever seen a doctor, i have to do all my testing over again!

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