"My daughters pump is nearing the end of warranty and we received some advertising to buy a new one. The ad said that with the new pump you are also supposed to get a free CGM.
From what I have seen they are really trying to push the CGM's. We…"
"This is actually funny as this is the biggest argument I used to have with my insurance company.
The handbook stated that meters are covered and that's it. I would have to call them to see what else is covered and they would read me the manual.…"
"In BC, a box of test strips is about $75 per 100. Lancet's about $10 per 100. Insulin is somewhere around $30 per vial. Infusion sets are around $200 per box. This all depends on brand, pharmacy, etc... but you should be able to work out a…"
"I hope you and your daughter both have Canadian citizenship.
If either one doesn't you should note that residency can be denied due to existing health conditions.
I have many relatives in Cali area. Some have dual citizenship, some let go the…"
"Call 1-800-268-7200 for Bayer Canada. They told me that the upgrade would be free. Just had to supply the serial and model numbers for the pump and current meter.
Watch out for your insurance cover though. The website…"
"There is no reason why your family doctor can't do it. Ours did. We didn't bother asking the endo as we only see them once every few months and with the family doctor you can usually just drop off the paperwork.
Here in BC the doctors…"
"I have not heard of any that covered it. Most people I have talked to say government and private medical don't cover it as it is not considered a medically necessary device by these organizations.
Yes, I know the argument that it is necessary…"
"BC Med changed on this a few years ago. You have to have lived in the Province for a period of time, 6 months I think, to apply for BC Med. Most large eyeglass places will do a basic exam for free. They are assuming you will buy glasses from them so…"
"I have never used the set or the website but I did research these websites before and can share that information.
The websites like this are cheaper because they take unusable but good items from pharmacies. For example, a box of infusion sets is…"
"Wide open question.
1) Most T1's are good candidates.
2) Cons - Expensive. $4K + to get started. Go through test strips and lancets faster.
More work. Setting up the pump, etc...
Equipment you have to wear 24x7.
3) Pros - better control. No…"
"Smelt is a really fatty, oily fish that only some Indians in BC eat. There was a guy a few years back who went north and lived on a diet of smelt for a year. Said that by the end of the year he had excellent blood sugar, cut out his meds and was…"
"I, of course, am not an expert but based on what I have been told and experienced the parent about diabetics performing better on a gluten free diet is a bit of misinformation.
If you go gluten free then you will be cutting a lot of high sugar foods…"
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