My Sweet, Stormy, Silly, Saved, Life by Brunetta

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Brunetta replied to Karen's discussion 'I want one'
"I think it will be in the U>S> within a year to 18 months.. I do sincerely believe that in my lifetime, if there is not a cure for diabetes, there will be technological advances, just like this one, that will make the everyday management of…"
Sep 22
Brunetta replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"Limitations are fluid and depend as much on attitudes, preconceptions, and feelings as they do on reality. wonderful /statement. Your command of the English language and ability to convey such precise nuances of meaning is formidable, Jen. I agree…"
Sep 20
Brunetta replied to Bailey's discussion 'CGM and Injections'
"I have ridden this once, Acid. ONCE was enough. LOL"
Sep 20
Brunetta replied to MattE's discussion 'Self Diagnosing LADA?'
"so I can worry and fuss over my BG 24/7...Hmm is it better, yes but some days I wish I could just do that injection of the old stuff and enjoy my day. So do I John , LOL type one 46 years pre-glucometer: I did but one shot a day for over 25 years!!…"
Sep 20
acidrock23 replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Grrr... Strips for Medtronic Paired Glucose Meter no Longer covered by my insurance'
"When I got the CGM, I was sort of annoyed to have to disconnect the linked meter but once I got used to a slightly different rhythm, it didn't bug me any more. It always bugs me when insurers, whether they are private or public, do this sort of…"
Sep 16
Brunetta and Buddy King are now friends
Sep 16
Brunetta replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Grrr... Strips for Medtronic Paired Glucose Meter no Longer covered by my insurance'
"the problem got fixed. The nurse who did the prior writteen authorizations had not indicated on theppaperwork that I hade tried any other glucometers. The insurance company told me. I called her and told her the name of at least three other…"
Sep 16
Brunetta commented on MelissaBL's video
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"Love this...One of my favorite Carole King songs in a witty remake. LOL."
Sep 16
Steve replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Grrr... Strips for Medtronic Paired Glucose Meter no Longer covered by my insurance'
"I question the insurance company on who is overriding my doctors orders, and when and where they got their Medical degree. Then I ask when they saw me in person to make their medical decision. Too many insurance companies are in fact practicing…"
Aug 26
Richard157 replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Grrr... Strips for Medtronic Paired Glucose Meter no Longer covered by my insurance'
"Brunetta, I have the same problem with Liberty, my supplier. I had been using the FreeStyle meter since 2006, and they called several months ago and said I had to start using One Touch meters and strips. I do NOT like that meter! My endo gave me a…"
Aug 26
Brunetta replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Grrr... Strips for Medtronic Paired Glucose Meter no Longer covered by my insurance'
"I have 5 years and three months until Medicare. 3 years ago I retired early from the school system at 56 (No health reasons, just needed to go to other "callings" after 33 years in a public school district, which was well long enough!).…"
Aug 26
Zoe replied to Brunetta's discussion 'Grrr... Strips for Medtronic Paired Glucose Meter no Longer covered by my insurance'
"I don't really have any suggestions, brunetta, but I definitely appreciate your frustration. I changed to the one touch from accu-chek because it is the meter remote for my Ping and discovered the strips were on a different tier and went from…"
Aug 26

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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?
To learn more about diabetes from others who. like me, are living with this condition
Date diagnosed
November 10, 1968
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Minimed 522

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At 7:51am on July 11, 2014, Kathy said…
At 2:21pm on April 19, 2014, Kathy said…

Hi Brunetta.
Wishing you a glorious Easter.
So glad we connected on FB!!!

At 10:24am on April 18, 2014, Lloyd said…

oh, that should be Cyclobenzaprine 4% not 45

At 7:32am on April 18, 2014, Lloyd said…

Hi Brunetta,
It is a prescription of
Lidocaine 5%
Cyclobenzaprine 45
FLURBIPROFEN 20%

At 8:52am on April 15, 2014, Marie B said…
Hi Brunetta, just stopping by to say thanks for being here, you're such a special friend to us. I wish I could say it better.

I saw you were asking about walnut oil. I LOVE this stuff! heavenly in salad dressings. I also use it in a bread I make that has chopped walnuts in it. here's the oneI can get at our local shop-rite. be sure to keep it in the fridge, it goes rancid faster than other oils.
At 3:40pm on April 5, 2014, Kathy said…
At 7:37am on April 3, 2014, Sagwabetes said…

thank you :)

At 9:48am on March 20, 2014, Kathy said…

Brunetta, I made the plaque. It is melted crayon art, where you melt crayons onto canvas with a hairdryer. I loved the way it turned out.

At 12:55pm on March 18, 2014, Kathy said…

At 2:46pm on March 2, 2014, Lois said…

My new shoes were in 2 weeks ago but are now being matched and prepared for the steel brace on the right shoe. They seem soooooo big that I could probably hired out to rural fire departments to stop out forest fires!

Lois

 
 
 

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