MaiaJane
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  • Bellingham, WA
  • United States
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Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Advice, People who can understand what I'm going through, tips and tricks, mostly, camaraderie
Date diagnosed
June 20, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Tandem t:slim
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http://maiajane.tumblr.com

MaiaJane's Discussions

HELP: Concerta/Rittalin and Diabetes

Started Mar 11, 2011 0 Replies

I just started taking Concerta and Rittalin again for the first time since I was diagnosed. I used to take it when I was younger, but I moved to the US from overseas and never bothered to refill my…Continue

HELP: Concerta/Rittalin and Diabetes

Started this discussion. Last reply by shae Aug 19, 2011. 1 Reply

I just started taking Concerta and Rittalin again for the first time since I was diagnosed. I used to take it when I was younger, but I moved to the US from overseas and never bothered to refill my…Continue

All-Girls T1 Adventure Camp

Started this discussion. Last reply by brandi Jul 17, 2010. 3 Replies

What would you expect from an all-girls outdoor adventure Camp, specifically targeted for girls with T1?I'm in the baby stages of starting a camp session targeted towards girls 14-17 with T1...and I…Continue

Tags: Girls, Help, Proposal, Summer, Fun

Slalom Skiing with the OmniPod

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim G Mar 25, 2010. 5 Replies

So. I start on my OmniPod on the 4th, and while waterski season may be a ways away, I have a couple of questions. I'm a member of a Collegate Waterski team, and I Slalom ski often (at least once a…Continue

Tags: Sports, Impact, Waterski, OmniPod

 

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At 9:39pm on December 13, 2012, jrtpup said…

Thanks! She's one of three, and a real sweetie ;) Love to see pics of yours!

At 8:41am on September 20, 2011, Mike Ratrie said…
MaiaJane,

Saw your post over on the "Traveling w/D" group.

Does your "supplier" offer a vacation override? My insurance only allows me to fill via a mail-order pharmacy that will only provide me with a 90-day supply, unless I can convince them I am going on vacation. In the past, this has meant they want to see my travel itinerary.

I also found that I had to be extremely persistent and insistent that I be allowed to speak with a "supervisor" and to be sure and take names, dates and details of the call.

Best,
Mike
At 10:42am on August 2, 2011, Linda G said…
I LOVE you profile pic MaiaJane!
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
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 4:54am on August 2, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,MaiaJane. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!
At 12:16am on November 24, 2010, Marilyn said…
Love your photo and your page!
At 9:01pm on November 21, 2010, Jamie said…
Hi Maia, I guess I'm just commenting to say hi idk I saw that you were dignosted about a month before me and we are both the same age that really stuck out to me. I'm 18 and was also dignosted when I was 17. So how has life been since you were dignosted I see you use the OmniPod do you like it? I just started using the minimed insulin pump about 5 months ago and I love it, WAY better than using the pen. Well hope to hear back from you soon
At 6:17am on September 22, 2010, Sweeted Fease said…
Thank you Maia. It has been really scary the past couple of days trying to balance everything with Diabetes against school work, making friends, etc. Not to mention trying to be discrete about having diabetes during meals in the cafeteria.
What did you do to manage stress when finals and mid terms came about?
Thanks!
-Sarah
At 1:25pm on September 9, 2010, Seth said…
So how is the Dex working out?
At 9:09pm on August 26, 2010, Seth said…
Congrats on the Dex, I think you'll love it. Except for info overload!
At 8:14am on August 20, 2010, Seth said…
Good luck with the insurance! I have to keep on top of mine so they don't screw me over.

Sorry to hear about the shoulder. Did you injure it in one of those high impact summer water sports?

Latest Activity

MaiaJane is now friends with Kire, Lyna and Sergey K.
Mar 18
MaiaJane replied to Paul's discussion 'Anyone go from Omnipod to Medtronic/Minimed System?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I switched from OmniPod to t:Slim and I am decently happy with it. There are a lot of features that I appreciate (waterproofness, ease of use, AMAZING...and I mean AMAZING customer service, ability to choose my infusion sets & angle) but I still…"
Nov 20, 2013
Janice replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"I had a few runs of bad pods. Sticking keys I found the screen difficult to see I hated the scrolling to enter numbers (the case with most other pumps) I left the PDM behind a few times! User error, of course; but VERY frustrating! PDM shutting down…"
Nov 14, 2013
Janice replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"The t:slim is approximately 13 credit cards thick and a little less in length. You could put a rubber band around that many cards and get an idea. By the way...I don't have that many credit cards. Library card, Petco, insurance, etc."
Nov 14, 2013
Annie replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Janice, can it fit well in your bra if you have a small build/bust? That is my concern."
Nov 13, 2013
Annie replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Steve, why t:slim? I'm also on Omnipod and having problems. My doctor wants me to go with Medtronic; says Tandem is too new (he's seen 14 pump companies fail) and they have ignored him since we don't live in the most populous part of…"
Nov 13, 2013
Annie replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Janice, why did you switch from Omnipod? I'm considering the switch but I hate the idea of tubing"
Nov 13, 2013
Karen Eason replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Never ever "prime" a pump when it is attached to your body. I remember this occurring with a young girl whose father repeatedly made this mistake and almost killed her. It is a good idea to give about .25 BEFORE you reconnect, to make sure…"
Nov 5, 2013
Janice replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"You detach at the infusion site. No need to prime again."
Nov 5, 2013
Wade replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Thanks for the great info. If I detach the pump I assume I could do this at the lure lock connection. Once reconnected is there a "priming" process or chance of air bubbles in the tube?"
Nov 5, 2013
Janice replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"This is a great! Also check out the t:holster http://www.dexcom.com/dexcom-g4-platinum/cases"
Nov 5, 2013
Janice replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"After a very impressive run with the OmniPod system, these are the issues that developed: Sticking keys on the PDM Low contrast screen. Always a problem Severe allergic reaction to the adhesive! Problems with pods staying on. It's not like you…"
Nov 5, 2013
Wade replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"MaiaJane, Sluggo, Janice, Leata I was diagnosed T1 five years ago and finally decided it is time to start pumping. I'm waffling back and forth between t:slim and OmniPod. What made you guys/gals make the change from the pod? I like the t:slim…"
Nov 4, 2013
Karen Eason replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"MaiaJane, For my two cents, I never EVER recommend non-steel sets. E.V.E.R. Sadly the best set on the market (the bent needle) in my opinion has been discontinued by both Medtronic and Animas."
Nov 4, 2013
MaiaJane replied to MaiaJane's discussion 'Getting Started...a couple of Questions.' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Thanks for all the advice, guys! Right now I'm keeping the pump in my bra, which is pretty comfy. I think I'm going to sew some pull-through slits into my hoodies & sweaters for winter/class so I don't have to reach my hand down…"
Sep 23, 2013
MaiaJane replied to Patti's discussion 'New pods?' in the group OmniPod Users
"Happened to me when I had a PDM fail earlier in the year, they would not sell me another (2nd gen) PDM to use up the 3 months of pods I had sitting in my bathroom. About a month later (on shots), I contacted them about upgrading me to the new system…"
Sep 23, 2013

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Insurance

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 11:46pm 5 Comments

I need to vent a little.



So the insurance thing is hard to explain. It's more what they didn't tell me that was problematic.

They never told me when claims were denied, they never told my providers either (who just kept re-billing and re-billing because they didn't know what was wrong)

They never told me when my policy maximum was reached, and couldn't explain my policy maximums to me when I asked about them.

They never told me, in our 5 hours of conversation, that my… Continue
 
 
 

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