"There are several AP projects worldwide....There is one in Boston and one at University of Virginia plus Medtronic is doing it's own research. My daughter is part of the University of Virginia Artificial Pancreas clinical trial. Phase 1 is…"
"Some insurance companies (like Blue Cross Blue Shield) use ExpressScripts for prescription coverage. When we were on ExpressScripts, we needed to use mail order from them for maintenance rx....and for one year, they even dropped Walgreens for any…"
"You will need to get your doctor to do an override. It may work...it may get you the strips for the same price as the One Touch strips which are the only ones now on ExpressScripts formulary or they may charge you more. You won't know until you…"
"http://freepdfhosting.com/81b6e1e750.pdf This link is to the list of 48 products ExpressScripts is removing from their formulary. The president of ExpressScripts announced it last week. As you will see Novolog has also been removed."
"The Enlite needle is the same size as the Dexcom and easier to insert. We recently had the opportunity to try the Dexcom as part of the Artificial Pancreas trial. My daughter had to wear two Dex g4's at the same time. I was expecting perfection…"
"do you fill the reservoir completely? I only ask cause it makes me nervous to do so...it seems like the base of the stopper doesn't fit flush with the bottom when I fill to the 1.8 line (my daughter uses the 1.8)
We were probably taught to…"
"Do you push the plunger 3x before filling the reservoir? It lubricates the reservoir. I just learned this trick. Also I manually push about 1 inch of insulin from the reservoir into the tubing before removing plunger and putting reservoir into pump.…"
"Some people find that the longer you use a sensor the better the accuracy. The FDA approved the current Medtronic sensor for 3 days. Some people, who shall remain nameless, like to buck the system and stretch the sensor to 6 days. On day three they…"
Hi Kate's Mom,
December 26th will mark our 4th year dealing with this. How are you doing by now, now that you have 1 year under your belt? I guess we can say we are "pros", but I find diabetes to be very unpredictable, and at times, very scary. We have had some close calls a few times, but every time, God has pulled us through it. My prayer for you is that you, too can trust His strength when you feel you cant go on.
Please let me know how you like the Sentry. It's a hefty price but must be well worth it. Last night Mary's alarm was going off and I didn't hear it until hours later. (Her room is upstairs from ours), sure would like to get it. We are considering it.
Blessings to you!
A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →
If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →