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For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
Jun 27, 2013
johnnyjumpstart replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"I cant send u a private messege until u accept my friens request!!"
Jul 5, 2012
jbowler replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks for that advice, while my insurance company is my state (Oregon) high risk pool the subcontract to BCBS for admin. At present the state pool pays 100% of diabetic supplies (e.g. Insulin and test strips); obviously I would be a whole lot…"
Jul 1, 2012
Mocha replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Please send msg, taking all feed backs!"
Jun 19, 2012
Mocha replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks! I appreciate the information"
Jun 19, 2012
Mocha replied to Buffy's discussion 'Unused insulin in Pod'
"Great question! Never thought about it!"
Jun 19, 2012
Mocha replied to olu Oog's discussion 'I stopped using dexcom CGM'
"Hi, well I got to test drive a cgm, and absolutely loved it! Unfortunetly, i didn't get to get one myself. My insurance at the time wouldn't cover it. NOW I do not have insurance so it may be forever until I get a chance to get one. :( Be…"
Jun 19, 2012
johnnyjumpstart replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Please Ok my friends request so that I can send u a personal messege. thanx. johnny"
Jun 12, 2012
smileandnod replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Hi jbowler, I would challenge the "durable medical equipment" designation. When I was first considering the cost of going on a pump, I told the OmniPod rep that I needed a good cost estimate before deciding to commit. So OmniPod's…"
Jun 11, 2012
jbowler replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"That's approximately what they told me in August 2011, although the price was considerably lower ($256.30). They did, however, know I had insurance. The price on my latest bill was $275 (six months later, so that's a 15% API…"
Jun 10, 2012
col09 replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"When I was getting my omnipod they told me the cash price for a box of 10 pods were $275 and it sounded to me that they bill you and you can keep paying down your bill if you cant pay the whole payment..I would call them and explain the situation :)"
Jun 10, 2012
Scott Wilkins replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Someone just posted a blog entry, talking about Obamacare stuff. You might look into that as an option. It might provide some low cost solutions for…"
Jun 10, 2012
Scott Wilkins replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Sorry to hear about this. About 25 years ago, I survived with my Type 1 diabetes and no insurance for about 2 years. Prices for the old style insulin and syringes were dirt cheap back then. Going back to MDI might be a good thing for a short time if…"
Jun 9, 2012
Tammy replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"COBRA is very expensive! Mine is almost 800$ a month plus all my 30$ co pays! Some states (NYS) have insurance you can get (like CDPHP) based on your income(you may have to pay a small portion). Good luck! I'm in the process(on my COBRA) of…"
Jun 8, 2012
jbowler replied to Mocha's discussion 'Omnipod assist when you have no insurance' in the group OmniPod Users
"Sounds like you are in the US :-( If you are then you are likely to be covered under COBRA for, I believe, 2 years after an employer insurance policy has been terminated; check it out, even though it tends to be expensive it may well be the cheapest…"
Jun 8, 2012
Mocha replied to Yolanda Gordon's discussion 'Does any one know where I can find test strips for cheaper than Walmart?' in the group Diabetics without Medical Insurance
"Hi Ms. Linda, I was just let go from my job, and am in a panic because, my insurance went with it. Just last week I contacted my doctor and let the office know what was going on. They had me come in and speak with a nurse that finds financial aid.…"
Jun 8, 2012

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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?
information and support
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1985
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Omnipod
Tell us more about you (optional)
Single mom, type I diabetes for 27 years.

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At 6:13pm on June 4, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Mocha....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 4:31am on June 4, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 3:19am on June 4, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 2:51am on June 4, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.
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