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Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by bjm2363 Sep 12. 10 Replies

Hi everyone! Forgive me if this has already been hit on as a topic. Because of the new laws with insurance, my folks have informed me that the both of them were informed that their current insurance…Continue

Tags: ACA, obamacare, obama, insurance, care

Sugar in urine?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Nov 8, 2013. 15 Replies

Ok, this touches on the slightly unpleasant part of the diabeetus, but I seem to be spilling a lot of sugar into my urine. How do I know? Because my entire bathroom smells like candy every time I…Continue

Florinef/ fludrocortisone?

Started Oct 1, 2013 0 Replies

Anyone on here type 1 and been put on Florinef or fludrocortisone for autonomic neuropathy? What are/were your experiences? For years I've been suffering from dizzy spells. Finally went to the ER…Continue

Tags: neuropathy, autonomic, fludrocortisone, florinef

Insurance. Advice very much appreciated!

Started this discussion. Last reply by still_young_at_heart Feb 4, 2013. 5 Replies

Hi everyone. I'm faced with a very difficult problem right now- the possibility of losing my health insurance. As of now I have health insurance through my job, but it has come to a point where I…Continue

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bjm2363 replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"I see you are from Alaska and since that's part of the US your son's rights fall under IDEA. You could file a due process complaint and the burden of proof falls on your district to show they can meet his needs. I use to be the Director of…"
Sep 12
Sam replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"Thanks, that's how it works here too, but the school district would only foot the bill if its determined (usually by a judge) that they are unable to accommodate his needs-- which around here generally would mean that he's a danger to…"
Sep 12
bjm2363 replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"I don't know what state you live in, but if your son is school age and has a disability (and an IEP- individualized education program) then the public school system may be have to pay the tuition. I'm in special education and we've…"
Sep 12
Sam replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"He's covered by three different insurance policies--- two private insurances primarily and then a subset of Medicare called Tefra which is for children with major disabilities, but unlike conventional Medicaid its benefits are only for the…"
Sep 12
brboyer replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"Why did your insurance company drop this coverage?"
Sep 12
Sam replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"It has made my life miserable. Private school for my handicapped son which would have been covered by his insurance and disability before, would now cost me almost 100,000 a year out of pocket, which of course there is no way on esrth i could…"
Sep 12
DFresh replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"I pay about $340 a month for the Platinum Coverage. I pay 10% for all durable medical equipment. I also only paid 10% to start on the Dexcom and Tandem Insulin Pump (so about $50 for the Dexcom Receiver and $400 for the pump). I pay about $15 for…"
Sep 12
Captain replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"Thank you guys! Doing a lot of my own research today and this has been helpful! Looks like I'll be able to purchase my own plan and not be reliant on a job. This is going to open up a lot of options for me! This weekend I'm going to shop…"
Aug 28
artwoman replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"For me, I couldn't get insurance due to my type 1. I was 30 when Dx'd with rapid onset type 1, my insurance plan tried to drop me form the plan (after about 10 years of paying premiums with no claims). Fortunately my employer's HR…"
Aug 28
Badlands replied to Captain's discussion 'Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?'
"For me, the Affordable Care Act (aka "Obamacare") was a godsend. I'm self-employed, so I pay for my own insurance. In 1999, I was a healthy 33 year old and purchased insurance for $45 per month ($2350 deductible). Two years later, I…"
Aug 28
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Has Obamacare Changed anything for Insurance?

Hi everyone! Forgive me if this has already been hit on as a topic. Because of the new laws with insurance, my folks have informed me that the both of them were informed that their current insurance provider was dropping them for various reasons due to extenuating circumstances... I don't really know what they are might be some other situation, point is they have to find a new insurance plan. It got me to thinking... I know not a lot about if insurance has changed for diabetics right now. As of…See More
Aug 27
Dave replied to Captain's discussion 'Sugar in urine?'
"Naaahhhh, each lancet is completely sealed and sterile. Yeah, the surface of the plastic carrier for the stainless steel lancet can get contaminated on the outside, but that won't affect the actual lancet unless the seal is…"
Nov 8, 2013
Captain replied to Captain's discussion 'Sugar in urine?'
"Hey, with the average yearly cost of having diabetes, who could blame you?"
Nov 8, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to Captain's discussion 'Sugar in urine?'
"You really don't appreciate how cheap I am. I use so many coupons at the grocery store that they have flagged me for audits."
Nov 7, 2013
Dave replied to Captain's discussion 'Sugar in urine?'
"Now that would be the most obvious, naked, unapologetic attempt to squeeze us for every penny possible, wouldn't it? I'm talking lancets that expire. Imagine! "
Nov 7, 2013
Captain replied to Captain's discussion 'Sugar in urine?'
"Got you beat there- I have a box of lancets from 2000! I don't think those can actually expire though, however if they've been hanging around for that long I'm sure there's a certain amount of bacteria that can accumulate on…"
Nov 7, 2013

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An Update!

Posted on November 5, 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

I don't want to speak too soon, but since my appointment with my doctor, things have been going well, and not well at the same time. I fancy myself an optimistic person, so good news first: I seem to be adjusting to the Florinef pretty well. The awful side effects I was having seem to have tapered off. I still haven't found my happy place with my dosage, but I'll get there. .5 seems to do the trick, but then some days I still wake up so dizzy it's as if I never took the medication at all.…

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That went well!

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 1:50pm 1 Comment

I'm back from my Endo visit, and things went shockingly well! Before going on an alternative to the florinef, she put me on an alternative dose, where I take .5 for two days, then .1. We'll see how that works. The down side of this is that she also said that this could be something that I have to suffer with for the rest of my life. I'm going to choose to stay focused on the positive here for the time being and not think about that. In other good news, my A1C is down a bit, and we talked…

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Hoorah?

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 9:11am 0 Comments

I'm about to go see my Endo in about 20 minutes. I'm nervous, anxious, and a little queasy. Last night I typed up a list of everything I need to talk about with her about her. I think I need to calm the heck down so I don't go in, guns all ablaze, like "I HAVE A BONE TO PICK WITH YOU." I also have the supreme beginnings of a migraine today, so that's just grand. I felt it coming on yesterday but thought I had it nipped in the bud. Thank god I've been making a list of what I need to discuss…

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Some more venting...

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

Well, my doctor apt is tomorrow, and I'll be asking for the Florinef alternative. Keeping my fingers crossed. Last night I had a migraine and went to bed early, thus forgetting both my migraine meds and my Florinef. When I got up today I definitely felt the repercussions of being late for it just those oh....6 hours? I woke up with not only a splitting headache but awfully dizzy.

I also found out last night that this drug makes you angry. I don't know if I'm even on enough of it to…

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At 10:18am on September 6, 2011, evdoxia said…
my pleasure:):):):)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*_*
At 11:17am on May 6, 2011, Magnifmeggers said…
Hey there! Glad to see I'm not the only one who struggled with chocolate bunnies. I was so excited the day after easter when I bought one on clearance for 99 cents.. only to discover that the whole thing had about 200g of carbs in it. I'm still working on finishing it. :( Have a great weekend!
At 9:59pm on April 26, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 9:56pm on April 26, 2011, Anonymous Jim said…
Welcome to the family
At 4:49pm on April 26, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 1:21pm on April 26, 2011, Marie B said…
hello Captain, welcome! We would love to see your art. let me know if you have any questions here.
At 12:09pm on April 26, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILY YOU WILL EVER SEE MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you have a question just ask one of us or go to our Forum and ask it and all of us will try to help you. We're like a family though (you know how all families agree and disagree right? WEll that's us some agree with what ppl say some don't. Families huh?)
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At 9:34am on April 26, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feekl free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 8:56am on April 26, 2011, Dude said…
Hiya Captain! :) Thanks for the friend add! Hope all is well with you
 
 
 

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