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Matt commented on Matt's blog post 'Finally got my new pump.'
"Thank you Gary, I left no stone unturned and it finally paid off. I'm on a great road to recover my former BG and A1C levels that have been crazy while I was off my pump."
Nov 21, 2013
Stemwinder (Gary) commented on Matt's blog post 'Finally got my new pump.'
"This is great news Matt. I do remember the runaround you were getting from Medicare I'm glad it finally happen for you."
Nov 21, 2013
Matt and shoshana27 are now friends
Nov 21, 2013
Matt posted a status
"Thanks Shoshana ,I'm very happy."
Nov 21, 2013
shoshana27 left a comment for Matt
"welcome MATT i've been on medtronic pump for 13 + years & love it good luck."
Nov 21, 2013
shoshana27 commented on Matt's blog post 'Finally got my new pump.'
"glad you got MEDTRONIC i love mine."
Nov 21, 2013
Matt commented on Matt's blog post 'Finally got my new pump.'
"Thanks Rex, it was a long ordeal but I'm happy it's over. Terrible that they said they would pay for dialysis but not my pump until my levels got lower. The good part is I never have to be that low again, you only have to have it…"
Nov 21, 2013
Rex commented on Matt's blog post 'Finally got my new pump.'
"Congrats on getting approval for a new Medtronic's pump."
Nov 20, 2013

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Finally got my new pump.

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 7:25pm 5 Comments

Just to let everyone know my C-peptide level finally went below the Medicare guidelines so my United Healthcare Medicare Insurance approved coverage for my new pump. A long 10 month battle with 6 appeals under my belt. Feeling very blessed and loving my new Medtronic pump.

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At 6:47am on November 21, 2013, shoshana27 said…

welcome MATT
i've been on medtronic pump for 13 + years & love it
good luck.

At 4:32pm on March 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Hi ,

You may have noticed TuD hanging around the site. It's his 6th birthday this month, and his big international family of people with diabetes is growing. Our 6th birthday fundraising campaign is on! Every dollar you donate allows TuDiabetes to reach 6 people touched by diabetes, giving them the opportunity to not be alone!

Please consider making a donation, as well as asking your friends and family to give what they can. TuD's birthday party will keep getting more guests as we raise more donations (see top of the home page). Let's help keep our family thriving and growing! Please share this message. Thanks!

At 4:54pm on January 27, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Proud to be your friend Matt. I hope someone can come up with a solution to your problem.

At 4:27pm on January 27, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Happy Birthay Matt

At 6:14am on January 27, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Matt!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 3:46am on January 27, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Matt. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 6:14pm on January 27, 2011, Doris D said…
At 2:40pm on April 20, 2009, 1HappyDiabetic said…
Sorry for the delay and even more sorry for my response on extended boluses.

I am not an expert in using the extended, dual wave, square wave, or combination boluses. I have tried them but have never got great results. It's very hard for me to match the protiens and fatty foods to get good coverage. I even after using a Continuous sensor it was close to impossible for me.

For example ADA recoments 50% upfront bolus and 50% extended over 8 hours for Pizza. That doesn't work for me. Not even close. So what I tend to do is use an increased temp rate instead for a few hours with those kind of meals.

However if I did take the time to look at my results after eating and doing those extended or combination boluses I am sure I would be in the ballpark. Problem is that I don't eat those foods on a regular basis (like 3 nights a week) to really lock down some good ways to make changes.

Any info you find that makes it easy to adjust for these rates let me know. It's all about trial and error of course... it just take some time.
At 5:29am on April 18, 2009, 1HappyDiabetic said…
I didn't forget I actually did send one.... it must have messed up or something. I am heading out the door to the Diabetes Expo in Hartford. I'll send you something soon. Sorry :-(
At 8:36pm on January 27, 2009, tracy said…
Matt - Happy Birthday!!



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