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Gerhart Friedel
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Insurance Problem with Pump Supplies

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Cheryl liked Gerhart Friedel's discussion Time for a new pump...
Jul 18, 2013
Gerhart Friedel commented on Bernard's group 'Continuous Glucose Monitor Users'
Jun 15, 2013
Gerhart Friedel commented on Bernard's group 'Continuous Glucose Monitor Users'
"Jolynn, my advise is to learn as much as possible about CGM before you make the investment. For some the technology works well, but for some it doesn't. I did the CGM for two years and then stopped because of many issues with the technology.…"
Jun 15, 2013
carolyn replied to Gerhart Friedel's discussion 'Insurance Problem with Pump Supplies'
"I get my supplies from Medtronic directly. When my insurance has changed in the past I have called them and they take it from there and get in touch with my insurance and I ask them to get back with me so that I know what the status is once they…"
Jan 2, 2013
t.clayton replied to Gerhart Friedel's discussion 'Insurance Problem with Pump Supplies'
"I don't have BCBS but I live in Michigan and get my supplies through Airway Oxygen, could see if they accept it. 616-247-1312 is the number I use to order my supplies."
Dec 26, 2012
Sue replied to Gerhart Friedel's discussion 'Insurance Problem with Pump Supplies'
"BCBS Federal provides a book every year that lists the approved suppliers. I am in Virginia, use BCBS Fed and use CCS Medical."
Dec 24, 2012
mike2697 replied to Gerhart Friedel's discussion 'Insurance Problem with Pump Supplies'
"I have had the same problem in Michigan with my bcbs. Do you have the name of the one company in Michigan that deals with insulin pump supplies. This would be greatly appreciated."
Dec 24, 2012
Frederick replied to Gerhart Friedel's discussion 'Time for a new pump...' in the group Pumping Our Insulin
"I have the one touch Ping however I am looking to change in the next few months to the t:slim. The one touch itself is not a bad pump the remote I find is useless other than to check BG level. I had this for four years now other than some of the…"
Oct 29, 2012

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Paradigm 522

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At 5:12pm on July 22, 2009, Elizabeth S. said…
oh! (also in some of my pics I'm not using any tape at all)
At 5:08pm on July 22, 2009, Elizabeth S. said…
I didn't notice that it looks that way before! My tape is on top of my CGM. But I use Tegaderm dressing over it, not IV3000. That may be why it looks that way, because Tegaderm doesn't have those little circle things (not sure how to describe them) like the IV3000 does. And also in one of my pics I got really sunburned, so the white around my CGM is just my plain old skin!! Haha.

Hope this cleared things up!
At 11:16am on October 17, 2008, Andrea said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes!

Andrea B.
At 10:04am on October 4, 2008, Joe said…
let me see here... a cook.... a 5.9 a1c.... you sir, have my vote for the self-control award for the year. Welcome to Tudiabetes!
At 8:07am on October 3, 2008, Lee Ann said…
That's actually my hip/side way up high on my leg, far enough toward the front that I'm not sitting on it. The only places I can put my sensor where there's enough fatty tissue are my love handles and hips/butt. The real estate is limited. I put my pump set on my abdomen and sides since that doesn't need quite as much fat. So, ya, that's a PG-13 picture, but I thought it was tasteful enough and not so obvious that it was OK to post.

I see you're new, so welcome :)
At 3:54pm on October 2, 2008, Karen said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes, glad you found us!!!

Great A1C
At 1:55pm on October 2, 2008, Scott Strumello said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes community, Gerhart!
At 8:59am on October 2, 2008, Danny Weems said…
Check out the post for new memebers. It is good to meet you. There are alot of terrific people representing all ages and experience on this site. If you have any questions, just ask. There is usually someone here who has experience to assist you. Please share your experiences with someone looking for answers, and make friends.
I hope to see your posts
peace and health
At 7:31am on October 2, 2008, Dave said…
Hello and welcome to the site. You are going to find a lot of information and people will to help you with any questions you may come up with.
At 7:22am on October 2, 2008, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…
Hallo& welcome to our amazing community Gerhart



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