"I used to wonder about a conspiracy but now I just think T1 is too complicated. I think that scientists don't understand enough about the autoimmune attack on the beta cells and thus right now we need more basic science. For sure, I hope we get…"
"Hmm, good point, eliminating the time spent high after meals might be a bigger benefit than I realize. Afrezza might completely eliminate my typical post-meal experience of unpleasant heart rate and mental fog as my bg shoots up. It may also…"
"Knocking down post-meal spikes and highs very quickly means we spend more time feeling good and mentally sharp. Super Boluses/Super Corrections on a pump help but they can't come close to this amazingly fast peak of inhalable insulin. (And…"
"I hear you regarding updating pumps to look like a phone. Aside from their CGM, a few cosmetic changes, and smaller 0.025 basal increment, it is surprising how little the medtronic design has changed over the years. But the one thing I really like…"
"The stories I am reading here make me shake my head. I was only briefly misdiagnosed at age 38. I entered my primary doc's office 30 lbs under-weight but he treated me as if T2 until the blood work had a chance to come back. I suffered a few…"
"My Blue Shield of California covers my pump with a 50% copay. As you are probably aware, health insurance in the States is a mixed bag. A pump and the supplies are usually treated as Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and you pay a DME copay that…"
"Cats are so great. We picked up boy and girl siblings and it was fun to watch them lose their fear and explore. The boy is still a little skittish. They were born in the wild and we think the boy took on protecting the litter."
"My understanding is the glucose spikes in a classic fight of flight phenomenon. The caffeine causes adrenaline. The adrenaline causes the liver to dump sugar. Thankfully in my case it is a predictable amount."
It's very frustrating to say the least. Of course everyone is very helpful, I just got off the phone with a Omnipod rep, she's going to contact BCBS*** (ha! I love that) and see what she can do. Don't have a lot of hope. I was told by the DME people it's considered "disposable" but so are insulin pens and they're covered (I think!!) It's because they don't make enough money on the pods. The thing that infuriates me is that they don't cover CGM's!!!!!!!! What the h###ll! If ANYTHING should be covered it should be that. Now that I'm prepared to fight, we'll see how well I fight with "city hall"
Hey! Thanks for the comment on my blog. My sugars have been really out of wack, and my mom isnt too happy about it xD But the shots are just like a feeling of relief. But i'm totally looking forward to an omnipod. :D
Hi and thankyou for your reply.The only problem is that I have been needing to test my nighttime basal and I can't have any active insulin in my body.I believe I already did try a combo bolus and didn't get good results.I'm just going to have to play with it I guess.
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