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Don replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Tell the FDA What's Important When it Comes to Living with Diabetes'
"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…"
yesterday
Don replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Tell the FDA What's Important When it Comes to Living with Diabetes'
"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…"
Saturday
Don replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Tell the FDA What's Important When it Comes to Living with Diabetes'
"Completed, thanks for passing on my feedback."
Saturday
Don replied to mohe0001's discussion 'How does one lobby?'
"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…"
Saturday
Don replied to Corinna's discussion 'Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells Into Making Insulin'
"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…"
Oct 10
Don commented on Tamra's blog post '5 Things'
""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."
Oct 9
Don commented on Joe's blog post 'zombie "pay it forward"?'
"Nice post, tx. Pshh, don't believe Rick he really is a zombie"
Oct 6
Don replied to Katy80K's discussion 'New Doc want to see me evey three months'
"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."
Sep 26

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At 4:18pm on January 3, 2011, barbraann said…
Hey Don,
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"
At 7:33am on March 11, 2010, Xanthasun said…
Thanks for leaving a comment and for the positive boost/reminder because the dream seems so far away...but as you said it's on its way or soon to be :)
At 4:30pm on September 14, 2009, Carly! said…
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
At 11:34am on April 20, 2009, Sandy Palmer said…
So how is the Pod going for you so far??? I have chosen to go with the Animas Ping for now. Good luck. Let me know if you keep yours or not.
At 8:24am on April 17, 2009, Dee Meloche said…
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.
At 1:09am on November 24, 2008, Brigitte said…
hello and welcome to TuDiabetes; It's a very good idea to join our community. I hope you're well. Bienvenue.
At 7:19pm on November 23, 2008, Karen said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, glad you found us!!!
At 3:50pm on November 23, 2008, Jovanni de Jesus said…
Thanks for joining TuDiabetes! Hope we can touch your lives more than diabetes ever will!

Feel free to check out the forums, or message any of the members here.

Welcome home!
At 3:47pm on November 23, 2008, Jovanni de Jesus said…
Thanks for joining TuDiabetes! Hope we can touch your lives more than diabetes ever will!

Feel free to check out the forums, or message any of the members here.

Welcome home!
At 3:33pm on November 23, 2008, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Don! Glad that you are here!

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