Hi all...I'll try to keep this short, but basically I'm looking for some cyber-support about an appointment I have with my nurse practitioner today.I'm WAY overdue for this appointment... can't tell…Continue
"Wow I just happened to come across your Post and you sound a little like me. I am usaully terrified to go to my Endo when I'm being bad (A1C 10.0 currently)because sometimes I get a scolding when I'm not prepared with my weekly log sheets…"
"You must have Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, they made me switch to the Freesytle strips but said anyone with a pump was exempt from the strip switch. It's fairly easy to get your doc to authorize and once it is done it is done for life."
"The strips will almost surely be approved. When I went on a Cozmo pump 4 years ago, BCBS wouldn't cover the FreeStyle strips without prior authorization. But when they approved, it was for my lifetime. Of course the Cozmo meter and the related…"
"One time I was seeing a specialist for something not related to db. He was looking on my chart and saw that my A1C was 6.9. He said "that's pretty good - you know, we in the medical profession know that diabetics are NOTORIOUS for not…"
"Hi Zoe, I think she is referring to the Medtronic pumps which are linked to the One Touch Blood Sugar Tester. You are correct Zoe, it just communicates the blood sugar reading to the pump. You still have to use the pump to program everything and…"
"Do you have a Ping? If not, what do you mean when you say it "talks" to your pump? The Ping meter-remote means that the meter can be used to do any of the options that the pump itself does such as bolus using the I:C ratios, ISF, etc. I…"
"I use the One Touch Ultra Link, which "talks" to my pump. No, the insurance will cover One Touch supplies but it needs "prior authorization" from my doctor. They only want to cover the Freestyle, I think. Even the Contour strips…"
"I'm assuming you use the Ping, since that's the only one with a meter-remote? When I started on the Ping I had to switch to the One Touch as well and went from $40 for three months to $100 for three months..grrr. Are you saying your…"
"That's what I ended up doing. I picked up a box of 25 strips for about $30 (seems outrageous) and my doctor is sending in a prior authorization form to the insurance company to get my brand of strips covered. Ugh! :-)"
"I'm as "compliant" as can be and yet my BG got to 209 last Sunday, and over 145 two days in a row of late. I think my honeymoon is over. Happy D day, "two years old", for me was July 10. Hope just getting back on the old…"
"Hey!! So I know you have already had the appointment and all but I wanted to respond anyways! I have been D for 27 years! I have, as I'm sure most have, gone through ups and downs! 3 years ago I was in a similar experience...not wanting to go…"
Happy,Happy Birthday,Melissa. I wish for you a most wonderful day, I lived in Lexington many years and was an Educator in Arlington, I used to go to the Bull Run Tavern. Is it still there? HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY. ENJOY!!!
Above is a photo of Diabetes Hands Foundation’s own Manny Hernandez with the stars of the Diabetes Co-Stars Video, “Strength in Numbers.” In case you haven’t heard the news yet, there is a new video making it’s way through the … Continue Reading
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading