"As expected, notwithstanding the procrastination induced hyperbolic 'Red Alert', the explanation from Medtronic is: 'For a temporary time period, Medtronic has halted shipping products in Florida to a portion of Medicare beneficiaries…"
"Yes, another reminder of our vulnerability. Llke I needed that. I am interested in pursuing other pumps when mine goes out of warranty next spring. Has anyone had a great experience with a different brand?"
"Update: As part of the frantic call on Monday, I begged Medtronic for some emergency supplies since they promised. They knew I was virtually out of both reservoirs and Silhouettes. Thursday I received 4 Silhouettes and of the wrong length. No…"
"I very much wanted to believe that too. But they were very clear. And wasn't just me with my Medicare. The ruling was for all in Florida. I chatted with CCS rep and he confirmed that it applies to all Floridians. He said CCS was really…"
"You might want to check with your insurance.
There is some odd now rule that insurance claims have to be able to be billed to your home state's insurance office. Before claims could be billed to the insurance office in the state the supplies…"
jan I am busy and rushing to g4et ready for my reirement at the end of this school year. I am so :Thanks so much for asking, I do wear the CGM on SOME weeks. I find that sometimes it makes me to prone to bolus wihtout checking my blood sugar, a real no-no..so I us it on more leisurely days when I actually have time to make the right judgments.. I find it is helpful for changing settings on the pump. I was getting too much insulin, and Had to reduce basals, increase senstivities and adjust many of my settings,which were causing the drastic swing cycle. Now HOW R U? God Bless
Thanks for the msg...believe it or not that was my first ever email on this site and it did put a smile on my face :-)
As for hypo unawareness, the only time I suffer from that is when I'm asleep. Despite some fairly good a1C results I feel the hypo symptoms around the 54-36 mark and know to take action. I seem to be fairly high functioning hypo-er as I have been upright and walking and able to answer questions lucidly at the 20 mark. This was a test done by a paramedic who could not believe I was still upright at that BG level (I had called them because I wan't feeling quite right!).
Thanks for the admiration. It is hard to sum up but i wouldn't call it brave - I guess I feel that it is a part of me just like anyone else who has an interest in something. No need to apologise for any 'maternal' instincts and I was sorry to hear about your accident. At least it sounds like you weren't hurt at the time, after all cars can be replaced.
There are some strict conditions on my racing licence in regard to my diabetes and CAMS (confed of australian motorsport) are looking at reviewing their policies as well. I am required to have a medical each year and my endo has to write a report on my control every year. In many ways this is a good thing because it forces me to look after myself - no control, no racing!
I guess you could say the need for speed runs in my veins...apparently my very first word was 'car' :-)
I currently hold a racing licence and race my car (the black one in most of my pics) in a series here in Australia. You can see in car vids of a T1 diabetic at speeds upto 300km/h on youtube if you do a search for 'ant1997gtr'. The yellow vette was a car I hired when I was in california last year - in my opinion it was the perfect choice for tackling the urban warfare that is the LA freeway system ;-)
I swear one day I'll discover a speed at which I can outrun my diabetes...
Hi Jan, thanks for the friend req and a big happy birthday to you too :-) High5 to a fellow taur-ean! I would be lying if I didn't say I wasn't a little disappointed to learn that you picked that we don't share the same birth year. I must be loosing my youthful looks trying to keep up with you....it was pretty tough for me turning 21 again and I'd place a guess that you just turned 18*
*Note that I'm terrible at picking ages so allow for +/- 5 years or so ;-)
Hello. I belong to a weight loss group. I was state king for Massachusetts and represented the state at the International Convention in Halifax,Nova Scotia. I am a motivatiojnal speaker on weight loss. I belong to the International Group TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY). I lost 56 pounds and hve kept it off. A navy veteran of WW2. I will be 84 next Sunday,the 15th. Reed
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