Jody Chesen
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  • Rocklin, CA
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Life Insurance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Chesen Feb 4, 2009. 13 Replies

Food Poisoning and Low Blood Sugar.....

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jody Chesen Dec 26, 2008. 8 Replies


Finally a site I can really relate to!

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Jody Chesen replied to Lori Veliquette's discussion 'Type 1 Women's Support Group - Novato' in the group US - Northern California Diabetes
"Lori:I would definitely be interested in this. How far is Novato from Rocklin, do you know? Thank you! :o)"
Mar 22, 2012
Jody Chesen liked Lori Veliquette's discussion Type 1 Women's Support Group - Novato
Mar 22, 2012
brokenpole left a comment for Jody Chesen
"Happy Birthday, Jody!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day."
Dec 22, 2011
Linda G left a comment for Jody Chesen
"Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ♥ Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days! How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?"
Dec 22, 2011
Jody Chesen commented on Michelle Curtis's group 'Celiac and Diabetes'
"After my previous blood work was done I saw an elevated number (indicating celiac?) Went to the Endo who sent me to the GP....He said go off wheat for 30 days and see if it gets better....I have found it HARD to go completely off the wheat products.…"
Oct 5, 2011
Jody Chesen joined Michelle Curtis's group

Celiac and Diabetes

Well, since Celiac Disease (Gluten Allergy) is such a prevelant disease with diabetes, I figured we needed to have a group for it. Let this be a group for questions and suggestions.See More
Oct 5, 2011
Jody Chesen commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Just started on the Minimed Revel (upgrade from the 722)....4 years goes by fast! Still working on "perfect" there such a thing? Next step CGM....I hope!"
Oct 5, 2011

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How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Support and a place to vent.
Date diagnosed
November 26, 1980
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
Medtronic Minimed Paradigm 722
Me in a nutshell: I've been Type 1 since age 5 and I'm using the Medtronic Minimed 722 and hopefully looking to go on CGM when insurance, job and circumstances go my way. I'm married (almost 9 years) with two dogs (they are the kids for now) and moved from South Florida to Northern California in September. I'm a Florida native(Miami).I'm glad I found a site like this one. Adults with Type 1 who want to talk about it can be hard to find!

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At 6:06am on December 22, 2011, brokenpole said…

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

At 4:53am on December 22, 2011, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and....HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you ♥
Best Wishes NOW....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?

At 4:27am on December 22, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

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

At 9:04am on December 22, 2010, Linda G said…
Greetings Jody.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 7:33am on December 22, 2010, Doris D said…
At 5:33pm on December 22, 2009, Lois said…
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Hope you are having a wonderful birthday. Wishing you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Lois La Rose
Milwaukee, WI
At 11:52pm on January 6, 2009, Rickst29 said…
Jody, you've got mail. :))
At 3:25pm on January 5, 2009, Rickst29 said…
Sorry, Jody, not to have seen your comment on my page (December 19). Actually, Jody, I almost certainly specialize "a lot more" in winning CGMS coverage from BCBS operating companies. If your Endo's request was a PAR, and not a formal appeal, then you should ask your Endo for copies of the letter he sent and the BCBS-FL reply.

Although your Endo has lots of experience with pump approvals, he almost certainly has LESS experience with CGMS appeals than I do. So, if you really want to go after it, you should have me Ghost-write a draft of your formal Appeal letter.

I think I've explained my letter process before-- the letter will not be "professional"; rather, it will be "spitting-blood" angry. But it will also spell out exactly how another denial will threaten the career of the "deciding" MD, and this letter has never failed to win approval from a BCBS unit. (I've ghost-written a few letters for people in other States.)

If you're not willing to send such a letter, then yuo shouldn't use me. Every time DW and I go to a medical conference which includes a high-quality "legal" session for MDs, (our last one was in November), the presenter emphasizes the importance of preventing and reducing patient anger-- at nearly any cost.

BCBS appeal MD's have attended similar lectures, I'm sure. And that's why my letters always threaten to attack the personal license of the MD: To BCBS, or any huge insurance company, it's only money, and they lose lawsuits frequently (it's just a cost of doing business.) But to the responsible MD, showing that you're angry enough to maybe take it before the licensing board-- AND that you have the facts to probably make the Board agree to a formal hearing-- it's a showstopper, he/she will cave immediately.

At least, that's the way it's always happened so far. :))
At 9:16am on December 28, 2008, Dee Dee said…
Hi Jody!
Believe it or not, you are the first to ask the military question. And no, there is no military background. I was born in Savannah and have been in Columbus since I was 3 months old. I think that makes me a native, huh?

Good to hear from you...hope to see you around here...
At 9:42pm on December 25, 2008, Sweeter Cherise said…
Thank you! I am glad you caught the show;) happy holidays




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