"Is Lifescan taking us to the Cleaners?
YES , as are All the others..
60 Min TV Show and Another On PBS with Alan Alda done a Few yrs ago..
Showing how The Big Pharma keep RENEWING their Patents to keep them active and not ExpireThey are supposed to…"
"Yes, They ( Co.'s & the Big Phrama) forse the Future in making $ is to sell to the Type 2's of the World ( there are at least 10x more of them , than Type 1's and Growing at the rate of over 8% a yr..
Cautiously Optimistic would…"
"Hi Love to Try Apidra, but neither the VA Endo, nor My Medicare Endo will approve it for me
They also Won;t approve a Pump Either..Say I have Good Sugars without them and don't need themAve 6% A1c's- Using Insulin Pens of Levimire and…"
"Well, if it was Me? Being a T1- and A Old guy ?1- If allelse Fails, Read the Instructions! 2- Then I would find Someone Else who Has it and uses it and ask them To Help Guide me thru it.. ( Give them your Email, etc..)
But, Unless your Going Low…"
"Great Idea Sue!I've been trying to Get a Insulin Pump, ever since I got On Medicare!The VA wouldn't give me for yrs..and still Won'tand after going thru 3 Endo's thru medicare? Still No Luck!I have Too Good of A1'cs ( 6%)…"
"Correcting for a Severe Low? Forget the Skittles, go to the Juice and Glucose Tabs and Over Correct .. take an extra 10 carbs.. It akes 1/2 hr to really get things Up and you can always Take a CB bout 1 hr later... Just keep tabs on how much Extra…"
"Well, I would just ask, What's been your A1c's the past few Yrs and How many Hypo's and Hypers have you been Averaging a Week?-it's One thing to have nice < 6% A1c's-But if the cost is because you have had alot ( more…"
"IMO and as a MDI person and can't get a Pump?1. Most Went on the Pump Too Soon2- Didn't learn all that is Needed to know using MDI and Then Master Getting 6% A1c's with MDI 1st, before going on the Pump3- Most Girls go on the Pump…"
"Well as for your Eating Healthier? That's a Bunch of Baloney !If taking Insulin? They Aren't Fast acting, when it takes 3 hrs to peakand telling us it's Good to have 6% A1c's when Non D's have 4.5%so that's a bunch of…"
"It's not just our Blood Sugars that cause our ProblemsThere are other factors that we have no control of , they just don't to tell us that and are 90 Pre meal and Fasting and 140 2 hrs after eating and 6% A1c's Normal for use to…"
"wellI am Only On MDI for past many yrs and ave 6% A1c's. Levimire and NLog Pens.and I test ave 10x a day
1. Were you the Same Pre BG level everytime or Lower and higher and did you correct for that?2. At what time are you testing After you eat?…"
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?
nothing, just hope to learn and Share w/udders my mistakes to help them avoid them.
January 5, 1995
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Don't I wish-VA & Now Medicare Won't give me one
Tell us more about you (optional)
Whole family Has Adult Onset T1- Comes in our 40's
Mother , then Siblings all got it
all Normal to Thin and active People
IMO? The Medical Profession is INCOMPETENT treating our Disease and should not be trusted.. They aren't going to stick their Neck out to be Aggressive enough.
and will Deny More Strips and Pumps as long as they can
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Hey Dennis, yes I'm new to the OmniPod... :) Still very new. I'm having to rely on TuDiabetes for advice here. My next A1C will be in October. It is definitely easier from a maintenance standpoint. The OmniPod group has been very helpful.
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