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for those with control issues: anti-insulin antibodies

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baby Peanut Apr 15, 2013. 9 Replies

ok, i was tested for anti-insulin antibodies(not to be confused with insulin antibodies), which came up positive & elevated. which explains a lot for me, why no matter what i do it doesn't work.…Continue

brittle type 1, possible antibodies?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JaninaWalker Feb 6, 2013. 25 Replies

i recently started working with a great endo(we speak EVERY day!)who is kind of mystified by some of my readings, we've cut my levemir in half to 4 & 4, coverage from 2 to 6(carbs from 1-12 to…Continue

Petition Medicare to cover CGM's!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Baby Peanut Nov 13, 2012. 25 Replies

Hi all, I started a petition on Change.org, I would appreciate it if you would be kind enough to sign and share it. I have 81 signatures but need many, many more. Thank you, Liz…Continue

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Baby Peanut commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live interview with Steven, Devon and Grasshopper, creators of #NoPricks'
"this sounds so awesome emily, i really hope i can make it!"
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Live interview with Steven, Devon and Grasshopper, creators of #NoPricks at TuDiabetes homepage

August 21, 2014 from 2pm to 2:30pm
2-2:30pm PT (5-5:30pm ET, 10-10:30pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventPrometheon Pharma launched it's #NoPricks campaign in order to help bring it's needle-free insulin delivery patch to market.  Here's their mission…See More
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Live interview with Dr. Jen Nash, Clinical Psychologist, author, blogger at PositiveDiabetes.com at TuDiabetes homepage

August 20, 2014 from 10am to 11am
10-11am PT (1-2pm ET, 6-7pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live eventDr. Jen Nash is a Clinical Psychologist, Chartered with the British Psychological Society, living with diabetes since childhood. Motivated to provide emotional support to individuals struggling with the condition, in 2009 she founded…See More
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CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"@Mark Harmel & LBREP: thanks so much for posting these links. i have signed the petition and emailed my representatives. there is truly power in numbers, i have seen many causes & actions i was behind, large and small, resolved with…"
Jul 31
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CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"funny thing was i initially called dexcom, the rep wasn't too optimistic but said he'd put it in. i gave them my info over the phone, that was that until i heard from the pharmacy not too long after. i just ordered a refill on the sensors,…"
Jul 30
Baby Peanut commented on Emily Coles's video
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CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"sorry i didn't update, but, shockingly, they are covering it. as per my statement last month. i started using it(very happily)& just hope it's for real. i mean i do have it in writing. anyway, it might be worth a shot for some of you…"
Jul 18
Baby Peanut commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"ah, clinitest :) dx'd in 1963, shortly before i turned 3. uh huh, 5 drops of urine, 10 drops of water. & an acetest if 3 or 4+. never did the benedicts', that sounds like a blast :) that photo was interesting, i recall a gray plastic…"
Jun 20
Baby Peanut liked Emily Coles's event Live interview with Dr. William Polonsky: Addressing the Unmet Psychological Needs of People with Diabetes
Jun 2
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Live interview with Dr. William Polonsky: Addressing the Unmet Psychological Needs of People with Diabetes at TuDiabetes homepage

June 5, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
1-2pm PT (4-5pm ET, 9-10pm GMT)What time is this where you are?How to watch this live event Dr. Polonsky is CEO and Founder of the Behavioral Diabetes Institute, the world's first organization wholly dedicated to studying and addressing the unmet psychological needs of people with diabetes. He is also Associate Clinical…See More
Jun 2
Baby Peanut commented on Emily Coles's video
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CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"back to reality. what was i thinking? medicare doesn't cover cgm's. the pharmacy(see below)has been assuring me up & down my insurance is covering it. i don't think so. fortunately, i haven't opened anything they sent me. i…"
May 13
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CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"my apologies, it is a medicare advantage. it does include part d. this stuff is so confusing! i'm very excited, i just got shipping notification :)"
May 8
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CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"well. at my family's urging, i contacted dexcom to find out the retail costs & to see if they would submit a claim to my insurance, aarp medicare complete. i live in nyc. well, imagine my SHOCK when i got a call from the pharmacy they use…"
May 8
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CGM and Medicare: Why Can't We Use It?

"@suebcool deeceegee posted a link on the following page of a site that you can email rep. degette & another, with instructions. i was able to do so after filling out the form with my info(i do not live in co)& it went through. ideally, we…"
May 5
Baby Peanut commented on Emily Coles's video
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"@sams i hope that works out for you, please let us know what happens. i am on a medicare hmo, dexcom is supposedly looking into what if any coverage i could get. i'll touch base with them this week."
May 5
Baby Peanut commented on Emily Coles's video
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"@DeeSeeGee - ok, done, done & done! if we don't make our voices heard, it will be assumed that we just don't care what happens. i know i do."
May 4

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
August 15, 1963
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At 6:47pm on January 12, 2014, shoshana27 said…

why don't you join our chat room
it's so much fun
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& laugh a lot

At 6:14am on October 21, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Baby Peanut. I WISH FOR YOU A MOST WONDERFUL DAY. ENJOY!!!

At 4:31am on October 21, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Baby Peanut, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 4:10am on October 21, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BABY PEANUT!!
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Hey, take a couple of minutes and do The Big Big blue Test!!
http://bigbluetest.org/
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At 1:03am on October 21, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 7:38pm on October 21, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Baby Peanut....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 5:49am on October 21, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 4:01pm on September 14, 2012, Rickst29 said…

I'm willing to fight against private insurance (if time is available) but not Medicare. They ARE going to be the last to cover.

At 10:59am on August 17, 2012, shoshana27 said…

HOPE YOU STAY WELL & HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE PUMP? IT'S WONDERFUL :)

At 1:58pm on December 6, 2011, Linda G said…

You're welcome Baby Peanut....alas, no...that cute little cat isn't mine!... I am now cat-less!
Mine, however, are posted on my page....along with a wee doggie, who have all gone over the Rainbow Bridge :(

 
 
 

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