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Bolus not working - Multiple POD changes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jacob's mom Jan 1, 2012. 9 Replies

Had a harrowing weekend with (omni)POD changes for 9yr old DD.Initially changed POD on Sat at 7pm. BG went up to 275-300 and did not correct with bolus. Gave bolus through syringe at midnight and it…Continue

How long does it take for canual infusion marks to dissappear

Started this discussion. Last reply by IBelieve Sep 27, 2011. 8 Replies

Hi All,My 9yr daughter switched to Omnipod about a month ago after about 6 months of MDI. She wears the pod on her belly only. We change the site every 3 days but the canula insertion marks have not…Continue

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indolent replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yes, I have Cigna and they cover the strips at 100%. As jbowler stated, they just needed a letter of medical necessity from my doctor."
Dec 3
MamaLou replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Sonya, just call one and see if they can help. It won't hurt to try & they will find the best way to file it with your insurance to save you the most $$&, whether through copays or coinsurance. They will even contact your Dr for the…"
Nov 17
jbowler replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Potentially you can swap all the Omnipod supplies (including insulin) to Aetna, but unless you are on Medicare you face the very real possibility of Aetna and United Healtcare having two different set of rules which mean neither of them are…"
Nov 16
Sonya replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"So how do we go about using a medical supplier for our supplies? I don't know if it would help us - becuase our coinsurance is 20% and right now, with a couple, I can get my prescription filled for about $25 (but that's only a month's…"
Nov 16
jbowler replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Yeah, I figured; it sounds like Cigna have given up on their own hand-scribed rules and are using the Federal ones. This is good; we can vote for the government, we don't have any choice about our employer's insurance company."
Nov 16
MamaLou replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"Just want to clarify that I am NOT on Medicare. My UHC coverage is through my employer. We have a pump support group here & there are several others who are utilizing a medical supply company to get their diabetes stuff. All of them were…"
Nov 16
jbowler replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's the correct way to do it for Medicare; all pump supplies (insulin, test strips, cannulas etc) are DME according to the Federal Medicare rules. You're the first person I've heard of who has had success with this and it's…"
Nov 16
MamaLou replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had the same tier 3 issue with United Healthcare. My copay was going to be $300 for 3 mos. of freestyle strips. But my medical supplier found a way around it. Instead of going through the RX to get the strips, they filed it under DME (durable…"
Nov 16
Sonya replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I think we are in tier 3, too, but with my coupon, I pay about $25 for 200 - so we are okay with that. It was great when Omnipod had the problem with the strips and sent us like 400 free, wasn't it??! :)"
Nov 15
Cheryl replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I dont havE Cigna, but ran into the same thing...HOWEVER...my old strips were tier 2 and I got one hundred per refill. The Freestyle are tier 3, but they give me TWO hundred per refill, so they actually turned out to be slightly cheaper for me in…"
Nov 15
jbowler replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I had the same problem with BCBSO (pre-Obamacare, when I didn't have a choice) and just gave up and used their preferred brand (Bayer). Other people have reported that if the doctor prescribes the Freestyle strips and writes a certificate of…"
Nov 15
IBelieve added a discussion to the group OmniPod Users
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Anyone got Cigna to cover Freestyle Test Strips at Tier 1 or 2 level for use with Omnipod

Greetings!Our health insurance is changing to Cigna next year and Freestyle strips are considered Tier 3 (non-preferred Brand) by them. Even after the $50 Freesytle Promise coupon, these strips will be very expensive for us. Has anyone been able to get CIGNA cover them as Tier 1 (generic) or Tier 2 (preferred brand-name) since they are to be used with Omnipod?Thanks for your responses.See More
Nov 15
marky357 replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Finger calluses and Taking BG readings' in the group Diabetic Guitarists and Bassists
"i use the Delica Lancet with their 33g Extra Fine lances and they are awesome. And yes i test on fret hand too."
Aug 19
muleman replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Finger calluses and Taking BG readings' in the group Diabetic Guitarists and Bassists
"oh I missed your replies BM. best wishes m8!"
Jul 5, 2013
muleman replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Finger calluses and Taking BG readings' in the group Diabetic Guitarists and Bassists
"seems no one answereared your message. I am real sorry for that. Musicians all seem to busy! Once I started playing again I just took the blood from anywhere. Side of fingers is fine and in fact better as you dont have to worry about blood smudges…"
Jul 5, 2013
BadMoonT2 replied to IBelieve's discussion 'Finger calluses and Taking BG readings' in the group Diabetic Guitarists and Bassists
"I don't test on my fretting hand either."
Jan 30, 2013

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At 10:45am on January 13, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IBelieve!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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At 8:29am on January 13, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,I believe. I wish for you a most wonderful day,. ENJOY!!!

At 5:26am on January 13, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 3:53am on January 13, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you IBelieve....
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 365 days! (it's a leap year!)
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 3:49am on January 13, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,IBelieve. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:22pm on October 19, 2011, Jgos said…
I am useless at this "forum" stuff - but happy to talk, dont know where to post or talk ?
At 3:31am on September 24, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home IBelieve.....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!
At 6:33pm on September 23, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! Any questions? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum where you will get a diversty of answers.
Here's a link to help our new member's get to know us better: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
At 6:17pm on September 23, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
 
 
 

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