""I would ask your doctor outright if Medtronic is offering incentives to her for referring patients to their pump. Nuf said." The doc's refusal to sign off on Dexcom is also suspicious evidence that she is a med-bot. The Tslim passed…"
"Calloused areas are so inconvenient because I have to press the poker down deeper or increase the setting vs less calloused areas. It is surprising to have the lancet bounce off the skin. After 8 years I've used all fingers."
"Accuracy of sensors and how long they last will depend heavily on your specific body chemistry. Some people's body chemistry allows Medtronic accuracy on par with Dexcom but as a first-time user, I would go with the G4. In the US, you will need…"
"You certainly gave the system a thorough chance. The LGS is only as good as the sensor accuracy which apparently really varies from person to person. It is too bad that CGM/insurance coverage are too expensive to allow people to easily compare…"
"Agree about the big PDM. I'd love a reliable tubeless pump with a smaller remote but the future Solo and Jewel also feature larger remotes with integrated bg meters. The large Jewel remote would be an okay trade-off if it can be a cell phone."
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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