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Don replied to Joe's discussion 'Dexcom transmitter life.'
"Good points, I should have used "affordable" instead of "fair." Hopefully the technology will develop in ways that reduce the cost to manufacture."
Don replied to Joe's discussion 'Dexcom transmitter life.'
"I appreciate that Dexcom constantly works to improve their system but it is indeed hard to accept $650 as as fair price for a single transmitter. I would have not believed it before dx if someone had told me it would cost me $8.50 per day to pump…"
Apr 18
Don commented on danmdphd's blog post 'The money is in treatment, not a cure=there will never be a cure?'
"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…"
Apr 5
Don replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'What if you could get insulin without needles?'
"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…"
Apr 5
Don replied to Manny Hernandez's discussion 'What if you could get insulin without needles?'
"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…"
Apr 2
Don replied to Bjørn's discussion 'Initial user review of the Minimed 530G system. Thoughts and questions.'
"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…"
Mar 30
Don replied to Melitta's discussion 'rapid onset Type 1 diabetes in adults'
"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…"
Mar 23
Don replied to churi2k's discussion 'Insurances that cover pump'
"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…"
Mar 21

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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!

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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!

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

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