"Holger, I was diagnosed with T1 diabetes in 1952. Since then I must have been told at least twice per year that diabetes will be cured within five years.
If there even was a cure it would be 10 years before the FDA approved it. The Feds still…"
"Thank you, Laura. I have been both fortunate and am blessed to have a history of longevity throughout my family. Keeping my A1c at a reasonable number has become sort of a game to me. This works for me.
My CGM has ended the most frustrating part of…"
"Good advice MegaMinxX. Also, getting a CGM on a trial basis has become quite common in recent months. I'm approved for the new G4 but I'm holding off on delivery because I still have 6 extra sensors. Using them before getting the G4.
"I was nine and a very skinny. weak, and sick little boy. In those days Diabetes was widely regarded as either a death sentence or one who is not going to live very long by most lay people. Things were so different back then.
My childhood was not a…"
"...OR OVERLY ANAL! I HAVE BEEN TOLD FOR YEARS THAT ADDED RISK OF DIABETIC COMPLICATIONS FOR ANY A1C NUMBER UP TO 7 IS NONE.
PLEASE CHECK BEFORE SCOFFING.
MY A1C IS 6.3% AND I HAVE BEEN A HEALTHY DIABETIC FOR OVER 61 YEARS."
"Hi, when you say Original Dex, are you referring to the Dexcom7plus? Each year my Ins. pays for a new CGM. I'll be getting the new G4 in about April. I believe the CGM is great although there is loads of room for improvement.
Do you still feel…"
Jim ...you would use the same insulin that use now as in the pump.
Once your settings are set in the pump you do not have to think much after that.
Your pump can be a as basic as giving yourself a shot or you can design it to be as personal as you are.
I have been a diabetic for 36 yrs and started the pump 4 yrs ago. I never thought much about taking shots and only after 30 yrs did I start to concider it. It was much to concider as changing this old dog new tricks is not easy.
I use to wake up low or high every morning and I was just so tired of waking up tired! All worth it.
I am not familiar with any studies, but I bet Gina Capone is. She's the person who led the charge on this year's CGMS anti-denial campaign. I believe I sent you the websites pertaining to her cause. I know they list some studies there. I just don't follow technical research news like that. You can also find her page on TuDiabetes by searching on our Members page. Sorry I can't be of more help on that point.
I apologize for not getting you to where you could find the Great Lakes Group. As of a moment ago it has 188 members. To find it, go to the home page. Scroll to the bottom. There aare several groups displayed but just a minute ago the Great Lakes Group was displayed. Click on it and find the "Join this group" link.
I use omnipoad and was told by the company that medicarewill not approve it asan insulin pump for some unknown reason. It is wireless, but does everything a pump does. have you had any experience with this or other irrational decisions made by medicare?
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