"Transparency would be great. I am guessing and placing most of the blame on the FDA but you're right, who knows? I see that pump products change only incrementally from their original designs and I can only guess that the FDA process…"
"Totally agree, the little things matter and seem trivial when you don't suffer a permanent, daily burden to manage a disease. The imposition of "safety" steps on pump operations (Tandem Tslim is a notable example) illustrates how the…"
"I agree it is absurd. The red tape of our health care system isn't personal but the whole scrip thing for a condition that will never go away is just another way we PWD's get mired in lame bureaucracy. It is further complicated by how…"
"I am very happy to hear that one half of a functional cure is realistically on the horizon. The other half is the semi-permeable membrane needed to protect the beta cells from the auto-immune attack. The efforts of Viacyte et al seem very promising…"
""Ignore the advertisers and pushers" was a hard one for me. It took several years for me to turn my desperate hope into a patient and realistic hope of better and better treatment and someday a functional cure."
"We should decide how often to see docs. I really only need 1x a year to renew my scrips but my endo says he gets chastised by insurance companies for failing to see pwd often enough. He wants to see me 4x and I negotiated 2x a yr. What a dumb game."
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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