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Marfem is now friends with Cheryl and drhadeel
Mar 29
Marfem replied to Cheryl's discussion 'medical needs financial assistance for 21+ in Ontario' in the group Diabetic and from Ontario
"Trillium Drug Benefit will cover Insulin and Test Strip (3000 a year), but it takes into account household income, not just his and there are quarterly deductibles. CDA covers lancets on a reimbursement program. ADP has a benefit for people with…"
Mar 29
Marfem left a comment for drhadeel
"This is the website with training video and should give you the information you need. Not sure where you are, but I know I can get them in Canada and they are available in the US."
Feb 24
drhadeel left a comment for Marfem
"can u plz marfem tell me hw u use it , & hw i. contact the manufacture cos im not in US . & i cant find adequate info on its site nor doctors ."
Feb 24
Marfem commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'I-Port Users Group'
"The insertion needle is a couple mm longer than the canula. You cannot use more than one insulin in the I-Port, doesn't matter how long apart you inject. Only 1 medication per I-Port. Can't answer you other questions, call the…"
Feb 24
Marfem commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live Interview with Avner Gal, developing GlucoTrack, a non-invasive glucose monitoring'
"When will the video of this be available. I started watching, but had to leave for work before it finished because it started late. I really want to see the rest though."
Feb 20
Marfem commented on Emily Coles's event 'Live Interview with Avner Gal, developing GlucoTrack, a non-invasive glucose monitoring'
"When will it be available in Canada? Any idea on price?"
Feb 18
Marfem replied to Alicia's discussion 'ODSP and pump/cgm supplies' in the group Canada Diabetes
"ODSP should pay for all supplies ordered by your Endo. I get infusion sets, reservoirs, sensors and batteries covered. I pay for alcohol wipes out of pocket only because I forgot to include them on the ODSP form. My lancets are reimbursed by CDA,…"
Jan 10
Marfem replied to SiggyB's discussion 'FINALLY...I get the Dexcom G4 from Animas Canada early next week' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Wow, that is awesome. Do you know what the cost is for self-pay? I find my Medtronic CGM is sporadic with accuracy and I am very interested in the Dexcom. Is there a website for Dexcom in Canada, can't seem to find anything on Animas Canada."
Oct 17, 2013
Marfem replied to Joan's discussion 'Donating insulin supplies.' in the group Canada Diabetes
"Contact your local Diabetes Education Centre, maybe they will take stuff for patients who don't have insurance for their supplies. Also, look for churches that do missionary work in other countries, often they will take medical…"
Oct 14, 2013
Marfem commented on Captain's blog post 'So...'
"Wow, I've never heard something so absurd. I recently had a student doctor comment on my use of a insulin pump as 'ridiculous'. He wasn't even treating me, he just glanced at my chart while another student was reviewing it.…"
Oct 4, 2013
Marfem replied to DG's discussion 'Medical Alert ID for Type 2 - Needed?'
"I have one, it's by RoadID, and I love it. I've already had 2 people in the medical field comment on it and like that it has lots of info. I use an insulin pump, so to me wearing a medical alert ID is really important. I wouldn't want…"
Oct 4, 2013
Marfem replied to Emmy's discussion 'Attention to diabetics living in Ontario Canada! Test strip reduction in the works for August!' in the group Canada Diabetes
"I have provincial benefits and get 300 test strips a month. My Endo will kick up a fuss if it becomes an issue and I only get 240! I don't test 10 times everyday, but usually 8, and that doesn't include testing for highs, lows or driving."
Jul 20, 2013
Marfem commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"I too talked to MM US and was told the same thing about receiving a call tomorrow. The guy on the phone took all my info and verified my lot number. I have 3 boxes plus 3 reservoirs and he said they would all be replaced and I would receive mailing…"
Jul 7, 2013
Marfem joined Michelle Reinhardt's group


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Jun 16, 2013
Marfem commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Have you tried the recipe? How do you eat it?"
May 27, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
learn about pumping
Date diagnosed
April 15, 1997
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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At 7:34am on February 24, 2014, drhadeel said…
can u plz marfem tell me hw u use it , & hw i. contact the manufacture cos im not in US . & i cant find adequate info on its site nor doctors .
At 4:23pm on March 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

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At 4:00pm on January 2, 2013, Capin101 said…
The aquapac may work for you. Search around this site and I found a picture of a girl jumping into a pool with it. The pros are that you will not have to disconnect and you can monitor your pump through the see through plastic and the aquapac is well made and constant connection to CGM. Cons are it is a bit awkward or bulky, I felt odd wearing it, some claim decreased basal rates (I never noticed it) and if the clip moves then you may get water in the aquapac. I like my aquapac for activities like canoeing.
At 8:59pm on October 22, 2012, nel said…

I will stay tuned about your pumping progress ; please stay connected, OK ...only forward to GO Marfem !!

At 6:11pm on October 22, 2012, nel said…

My understanding is still a bit different and hope I got this correct ??? is the basal rate( s ) ( 24 hours ) , pages 56 , 57 in the Veo User Guide / which can be set in decimals for instance my 12 am rate is : 0.5500 , another example 5 am : 0.625...basal rates can be incremented by 0.025 .Could this be what Endo is referring to ???? Pumping and basal rates of the secrets to our struggles :) ...

At 1:49pm on October 22, 2012, nel said…

When you are ready maybe you can ASK your Team to fit you with a ...I know a person , not a pumper ,yes MDI who was fitted with one !

At 1:41pm on October 22, 2012, nel said…

ah, ha ...maybe I misunderstood the lingo ?? for example : a carb ratio 1:22 decimals ,i unit of insulin for 22 grams of carbohydrates ...with the bolus wizard ( MM ...only the Veo model av. in Canada presently ) equals `1.1 unit ...this is where the decimal comes in ...for most of us very useful as you have too indicated !

At 11:12am on October 22, 2012, nel said…

I noticed you posting a question re the Accu-Check ...I looked at my MM bolus Wizard set up and carb ratio's are round numbers , the correction factor( insulin sensitivity ) are carb ratio divided by 5 equals a number usually with a decimal ratio 17 divide by 5 = 3.4 ...I located this website for the Accu-chek ...pages 103 etc. ???

At 6:33am on September 28, 2012, Doris D said…

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