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AlexJ's Discussions

MediCare and Dexcom CGM

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Quick Feb 11, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm wondering if anyone has had success getting either MediCare or a Supplemental or group plan that supplements MediCare to cover the cost of the CGM? If so, how did you do it?Thanks!Continue

Costs and sources for getting Dexcom sensors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Devlin Jun 12, 2012. 5 Replies

For those of you who do not have insurance covering the costs of sensors, can you tell me what the average price is for sensors for the Dexcom CGM? I was told that a month's worth of sensors would be…Continue

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Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc

Started this discussion. Last reply by WyoWiseGuy May 1, 2013. 44 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions as to how to prepare for the apparently inevitable problems of getting an adequate number of glucose test strips and other supplies once I turn 65 in a few months. Are…Continue

Tags: Medicare

Is the Dexcom CGM sensitive or affected by Levothyroxine?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims Apr 30, 2012. 5 Replies

I started using the Dexcom in March 2012. It has been amazingly accurate and I love it. Last week, I began taking Levothyroxine and now my CGM is wildly inaccurate about half the time, especially at…Continue


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Anum liked AlexJ's discussion Any news on an insulin pen with memory (replacement for Lilly's Memoir?
Feb 3
olga_p replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Any news on an insulin pen with memory (replacement for Lilly's Memoir?' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"From pens not yet mentioned here: - KiCoPen - SmartPlus - Delfu (not sure about availability in the USA) Pen caps: - Timesulin - InsulCheck"
Feb 3
AlexJ commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Ellie: I just looked and I cannot find the Facebook page you mentioned. Please share with us more information such as the link. Thanks."
Sep 22, 2014
AlexJ replied to marnie's discussion 'New Receiver?' in the group Dexcom Users
"My receiver lasted about one and one-half years, and it worked fine the entire time. When it went out, it went out very suddenly. I called Dexcom and they shipped out a new one right away. I got it over night. At first, the Dexcom tech person said…"
Jun 5, 2014
AlexJ commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Hi Bambi: Every person with diabetes has these problems of controlling blood sugar. I also go up and down, and can get quite low. The Dexcom has made such a difference in my life! I love it. But, just reading over what you've told us, there are…"
Jun 4, 2014
FP1966 replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Any news on an insulin pen with memory (replacement for Lilly's Memoir?' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"I don't know what insulin you use but here in Europe there are 3 pens that have memory built in. the pendiqpen Novopen echo Novopen 5 "
May 7, 2014
John Sjolund replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Any news on an insulin pen with memory (replacement for Lilly's Memoir?' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"Hi Jan, We need your support! Check out the campaign we are running to launch into the United States! Follow the link below to see our campaign on Indiegogo."
Apr 22, 2014
Jan replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Any news on an insulin pen with memory (replacement for Lilly's Memoir?' in the group Insulin Pen Users
"John, this is awesome! I just saw your post and went to your site. How cool. I'm very strongly considering leaving the pump and going back to MDI. If so, I will definitely become a customer. I will also make sure my Endo is telling her other…"
Apr 19, 2014
AlexJ replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"There is not enough information in your post, Timothy, to let us know what your situation is. If you are carrying private insurance, your insurance company should all ready ahve notified you if they are continuing the private policy you have, or…"
Oct 6, 2013
AlexJ replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion 'WILD FLUCTUATIONS BETWEEN HIGHS/LOWS, BUT A1C 6.5. WHAT DAMAGE AM I CAUSING TO MY BODY?'
"I sent three months worth of logs with at least 8 tests per day. I documented on the log any lows that I did not recognize until I tested and discovered I was low, which was most of them. I sent a letter saying why I felt the CGM would help me, and…"
Aug 18, 2013
WyoWiseGuy replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc'
"When I use my allotment of strips for my freestyle monitors, and still have a few weeks before my insurance covers fresh Ines, I turn to the Relion monitor and strips from Walmart. $20 for 50 strips... better than going without, and certainly better…"
May 1, 2013
sdkate replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc'
"Although not on medicare yet, I am a medicaid recipient. Yesterday I got a notice that my supplies would no longer be accepted with medicaid started looking for another company that would pay for my supplies or at least turn them…"
May 1, 2013
jims replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc'
"I am curious what input that all of us Diabetics have had into this process that seems at a very advanced stage. Did I miss notices requesting input and feedback from all of us diabetics so affected by what seems as sweeping decisions made behind…"
May 1, 2013
jims replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc'
"Today, I found ths summary set of statements about the budget cutting at Medicare and that diabetic strip/testing supplies was being cut over 70 per cent. I have no way to ascertain the veracity of this but have seen other statements out there…"
Apr 30, 2013
Terry replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc'
"You're right and I stand corrected! I'm still five years away from Medicare age and I assumed that the strip coverage was part of the Part D prescription plan. As you said, mail order diabetic supplies are under the Part B durable medical…"
Apr 15, 2013
jims replied to AlexJ's discussion 'Dealing with MediCare limitations on diabetes test strips, etc'
"excuse me a minute. I have Part D in my bag of medicare coverage. It has nothing to do with diabetic test strips as far as I can see. My strips are covered under rebular part B medicare plus my supplement plans. In addition; all strip claims are…"
Apr 15, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
CGM, insulin pin and new info from others
Date diagnosed
January 11, 1988
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM

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At 5:57am on January 29, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,AlexJ. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 1:55am on January 29, 2013, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 2:27pm on April 1, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Alex...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:02pm on April 1, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 12:23pm on April 1, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome to TuDiabetes! I've been a member here for four years, please let me know if you have any questions about us. Here is a blog that explains our values as a community.

At 10:54am on April 1, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.




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