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Edgepark Medical?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laddie Dec 13, 2012. 16 Replies

Hi Everyone!I'm sending a shout out to all here who have encountered Edgepark Medical and the usurious/overpricing of their diabetes supplies! OMG I have been beside myself ever since this afternoon…Continue

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Julie Ann h replied to sdkate's discussion 'Recovery from Low Blood sugars'
"I have no idea how that is possible either. Fortunately, and what a relief, you received a message that her sugars were in a non-life-threatening range after what must have been a very alarming phone call for you to receive! You handled the…"
Mar 28
Julie Ann h posted a status
"30 years of climbing for me today!* My fellow Type 1 metaphorical Mountain Climbers: I am right here climbing with you. - wow - 30 YEARS!"
Jan 23
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"*30 years of climbing for me today!* My fellow Type 1 metaphorical Mountain Climbers: I am right here climbing with you. - wow - 30 YEARS!"
Jan 21
Julie Ann h replied to GrumpyChick's discussion 't:slim... little problems' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Hi Grumpychick, Pixel problem - you should be able to get a replacement. You can call the company (Tandem) and explain your situation. See what they say! You are better taking your replacement concerns directly to the pump company than you are…"
Jan 21
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New insulin pump from Tandem, the T:Slim touch screen insulin pump. Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin for…See More
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While there is no known cure for diabetes, that doesn't mean the diagnosis is hopeless. Join us on May 21 at 11am Central Time, when we convene panelists from the medical, blogger and diabetes community worlds to engage in frank and honest discussions about diabetes. Through the magic of Google Hangouts, we'll live stream both virtual panels and take questions live from the audience via Twitter and the hashtag #dHopeConf. You won't want to miss the first annual …See More
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"Accentuate the positive ... that is my thought train today. I savor the days I feel truly happy!"
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Mar 2, 2013
Laddie replied to Julie Ann h's discussion 'Edgepark Medical?'
"I don't know why Edgepark's catalogue prices are so high. I'm sure that your insurance company has favorable negotiated rates with Edgepark and you will eventually see how much your insurance company paid versus what Edgepark…"
Dec 13, 2012
JohnG replied to Julie Ann h's discussion 'Edgepark Medical?'
"It's just a game, they have negotiated a lower price with Edgepark than the Animas discounted price. or the insurance co. would not have switched vendors....they are not going to just up and start paying higher prices for your supply's. I…"
Dec 13, 2012
Zoe replied to Julie Ann h's discussion 'Edgepark Medical?'
"Thanks, Lathump. After reading this post earlier I found myself wondering what the heck was the point of an insurance company switching their provider to one that's more expensive. After all if we have (for example) 20% coverage, than the…"
Jul 12, 2012
Korrie replied to Julie Ann h's discussion 'Edgepark Medical?'
"I never had a problem with Edgepark when I was able to use them. I have switched over to Diabetes Specialty Center only because I now have to order my Dexcom sensors as a pharmacy item and Edgepark cannot bill for pharmacy related supplies. But…"
Jul 12, 2012
acidrock23 replied to Julie Ann h's discussion 'Edgepark Medical?'
"Clearly the Edgepark office needs to be bombed back to the stone age... "
Jul 12, 2012
Laddie replied to Julie Ann h's discussion 'Edgepark Medical?'
"In most or all cases, your insurance company does not pay the catalogue prices. When I first switched to Edgepark, the first rep told me I would have to pay those inflated prices until I satisfied my deductible. Well, I called back a day later and…"
Jul 12, 2012
Zoe replied to Julie Ann h's discussion 'Edgepark Medical?'
"Oh dear. I too have Anthem, though I haven't heard anything from them. I know different policies are different (mine is CalPers). I also pay 20% through Animas but in addition Animas has given me 30% off of that for my low income level. I hope…"
Jul 12, 2012

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January 21, 1984
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PDX Diabetes Expo Feb. 11, 2012

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 4:47pm 5 Comments

Portland Diabetes Expo is February 11th! I'm planning to be there to walk around & take it all in.

Please let me know if you are going too & would like to meet for a simultaneous glucose test! (just kidding!)

Truly, if any of you would like to say hi, I'd love to see you again or meet you. Jason, Virgil, & I met each other there 2 years ago! It really was fun & rewarding in a weird way. You won't know if you don't go!

Julie Ann

Latest A1C - today

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 7:30pm 4 Comments

Before I start my One Touch Ping ezmanager system that arrived today, I "weighed in" at 6.9 on my A1C's today. My doc is happy and so am I and I'm excited to have the Ping ezmanager system to use as a tool to give me critical info so I can maker that number even lower! I'm ready to micro manage (even more than I already do)!

Today is a special day

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:53pm 6 Comments

Today I celebrate 26 years living with Type 1 diabetes. 26 years!!! I remember being 18 & saying, "Man, I can't believe I've had diabetes for 3 years already!" That seems like last year.

Time flies & I am so fortunate to be happy & healthy after many finger pricks, needles, infusion sets, highs, lows, ups & downs, airport security checks, & a host of other challenges! Here's to me & to all of you touched by diabetes.

We are special people indeed!

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At 7:17pm on September 29, 2011, Linda G said…
You're welcome Julie!
At 10:41am on August 9, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Julie Ann....you have such a GREAT attitude ♥ Thank you!!!
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 5:50am on August 9, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,Julie. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 1:15am on August 9, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, Julie Ann!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 12:59pm on August 23, 2010, Osob said…
Hi Julie!
Thank you for dropping by my page its lovely of you and to leave me a message makes me even more happy.Thank you about the A1C just sometimes the doctors make me feel a bit down about my hardwork when they say your good a1c could be due to the amount hypos but thank you a million.
Congratulations on your dentist appointment little things do make us happy and we deserve it.
Best wishes dear friend keep being strong and fighting the diabetes.
At 7:08pm on August 9, 2010, Linda G said…
Just stopping by to say....Best Wishes, and hope you had a great time on your Special Day Julie Ann!

At 6:55am on June 11, 2010, Jen said…
Hi Julie! Thanks so much for the befriending. It's nice to know we're not in this alone, isn't it? Have a great day!
At 9:14pm on June 5, 2010, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…
Hey Julie! :))) Nice to hear from ya... Yeah, I'm managing best I can, as I don't have a job yet, and not many strips... but I've lost 70 lbs, and feel pretty good. :) Now it's time to find new clothes! :)
At 10:50am on May 28, 2010, Frank Kwiatkowski said…
Cool to see somebody close to the same length of longevity as I. I am wondering if you were diagnosed as a child and if you had the flu or chicken pox prior to diagnosis. Also, if you're a fan of guerilla art with diabetic themes, check out my photographs. I always appreciate feedback. Thanks,

At 7:57pm on May 4, 2010, Magic said…
Hi Julie Ann

Well Im glad to see that u r able to right... so I guess Im not the only one to feel the affcets of the years with Type 1 , as you say its tough when we get our boat rocked, I can go through months of fairly consistent readings and control,, and then the slightest of infections causing all types of issues, I hear whatr you are saying regarding pump maintenance versus injection therapy , and over all I do have pretty good control using Humalog and Nph, and in the near future implement some lantus to replace the old schoolm Nph insulin, I guess the grass isnt always greener on the other side... but you cant knock a diabetic for trying..lol



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