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Which insuror is "better"? United? or CIGNA?

Started Jun 5 0 Replies

My employer will soon change its carrier from United to CIGNA, no doubt because it costs considerably less for the employer. Seems as if most of what I've heard about CIGNA tends toward the lukewarm…Continue

End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Apr 22. 19 Replies

Shortly after LADA diagnosis at age 49, but particularly since my father's passing in July 2013, I have occasionally contemplated end of life issues. Primary among those is long term care, as in "to…Continue

Do your Nano needles leak, more so than Shorts or Minis?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Muragaki Oct 22, 2013. 2 Replies

Finally (!) exhausted the supply of Short and Mini needles I was stuck (heh heh) with for the first four years after diagnosis, and was More Than Happy to begin using Nanos because I am of thin…Continue

A general question about Glucogen and Glucagon

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Apr 7, 2013. 1 Reply

Hoping folks here can help with a question about glucogen versus glucagon, brought up by an experience today when I went to get prescriptions. Is there a significant difference between glucogen and…Continue

 

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Muragaki replied to GinaY's discussion 'help help help!'
"Each has their own limitations; and since we don't know the backstory, probably unfair to question another's ability or limits based upon our own."
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Muragaki replied to GinaY's discussion 'help help help!'
"Talk about memories to treasure!"
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Muragaki replied to GinaY's discussion 'help help help!'
"Bless you for your kindness, Judith. Please let us know..."
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Muragaki replied to GinaY's discussion 'help help help!'
"Someone has called an ambulance for Gina; she was talking with me about checking her sugars but hung up."
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Muragaki replied to Kevin H's discussion 'New ADA paper on Type 1 D care throughout their lifetime.'
"As will be heard repeatedly throughout the Revolution -- YAY! More ammunition!"
Jun 18
Muragaki posted a discussion

Which insuror is "better"? United? or CIGNA?

My employer will soon change its carrier from United to CIGNA, no doubt because it costs considerably less for the employer. Seems as if most of what I've heard about CIGNA tends toward the lukewarm -- even tepid -- in terms of coverage, and I am now concerned that the CGM I finally talked myself into getting may cost A LOT MORE under CIGNA.Realizing that coverage issues vary by plan, I nevertheless ask the question: If you had United before and switched to CIGNA, which provided better coverage…See More
Jun 5
Spock replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"My dad was in Iowa. Once you check into the hospital, they put a very large orange card on you, with you, etc. would emergency or docs who have never seen the patient know any of your wishes. Even family, designated as decision makers have problems,…"
Apr 22
Muragaki replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"Wow, Rick, a lot of lessons to glean here -- thank you for sharing. I like the structure you gave to decision-making, the dialysis stipulation, and the order-of-succession proviso. I guess it all boils down to experience being the best guide for…"
Apr 22
rick the "Blogabetic" replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"I went DNR about 5 years ago. I also decided 10 years ago to forgo dialysis of any type at any time. That was well before I saw the significant improvements in dialysis so I added a section stating that dialysis is permissible if my family feels it…"
Apr 22
Zoe replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"I agree, Muragaki. Not to take on a "my situation is worse than your situation" stance, but it is different when you have a partner. It's funny but someone started a group for Type 1's living alone and I really felt I had little…"
Apr 22
Muragaki replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"If you are able to find the link or the discussion, please pass it along to me!"
Apr 22
Spock replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"I have asked that question on Tu before. I have now had T1 for nearly 52 years, and my husband is my buddy, friend and support. I have no idea what would happen if I were alone."
Apr 22
Muragaki replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"Spock, sorry to hear of your dad's passing. What a heartbreak, and then to have travel nightmares on top! My father worked the same extreme as yours! Thankfully he had all mortuary arrangements made, not only in Colorado but also in Arizona…"
Apr 22
Spock replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"After my father died, I truly understood the benefits of planning. Dad took it to an extreme, making and paying for all funeral costs. I always thought that was really odd, until he died the night Snowmaggedon hit DC. It took me a week to get to…"
Apr 22
acidrock23 replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"I haven't given it a thought, perhaps not a bad idea though. I like putting DNR on my bracelet. I need to get it reengraved as MrsAcidRock's phone number has changed..."
Apr 22
Brian (bsc) replied to Muragaki's discussion 'End of Life decisions -- please share if you've contemplated the topic'
"I've sadly had to deal with this issue repeatedly over the last few months. Most recently I learned the hard way about communicating DNR and advance directives. I've been taking care of a relative for quite some time who collapsed while I…"
Apr 22

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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?
Community support, learning
Date diagnosed
October 15, 2009
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Shots, Diet and Exercise

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TuD member and Denver artist featured!

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 12:28pm 2 Comments

An article appeared this week in one of Denver's premier alternative newspapers (Westword) featuring TuD's Frank Kwiatkowski! Read and enjoy at http://www.westword.com/2011-08-04/news/brian-bradley-artist-with-diabetes/.

Rock on, Frank, and see you soon! (Could I have your autograph?)

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At 11:53am on September 11, 2011, Acquafortis said…
Thank you for the Birthday wishes! If I am not mistaken you are a fellow Virgo as well no? When was/is yours?
At 11:21pm on May 19, 2011, twiddlemthumbs said…
Hello from the Shire the Sun is shinning although there are some dark clouds about birds are chirping away in the apple tree and our cat smudge is eating her breakfast then she will clean herself and go and find a comfy place to sleep all day,I hope you are keeping well best wishes twiddlemthumbs
At 8:07am on May 5, 2011, The Queen of Light and Joy said…
I'm baaaaaaack!! hee hee I've missed this place. How have you been?
At 1:27am on April 19, 2011, Miss Miss said…
Hi Muragaki! I am sorry for your loss, three funerals in three months is a lot. I am trying to wreak havoc where ever I can. I have been okay. Just trying to deal with the loss of my grandmum. Keep doing damage. Live life to its fullest. Be well my friend.
At 11:48pm on March 5, 2011, Miss Miss said…
Muragaki, hi. Came over to see how you were doing?
At 5:07am on February 11, 2011, Brian (bsc) said…
Thanks for your comments. We are a diverse community with diverse opinions. People should speak their mind, I like that. I don't care about being called wrong. I have been wrong. People should weigh in on matters. What is good about have a large community, is that our discussions can reveal the truth even when individual opinions differ greatly. It is the "wisdom of crowds." I never take things personally, and I always try to remind myself that someone who disagrees with something I say may turn out to be a good friend in the future.
At 11:02am on January 25, 2011, gingercat said…
Hi, thanks 4 the poll. I found it quite reassuring, especially as I suffer with mental health probs and feel down post of the time. I am glad I am not the only one. My mental health problems extends to an almost complete denial of my T2 diabetes. I no longer take my medication and my blood glucose is permanently in the 20s - reading taken now 22.4. I have 4 young kids with special needs: aspergers, ADHD, behavioural problems and autism!!
I took the poll and answered yes. In reality, would I do it, probably not. I am so glad there is a forum like this here.x
At 2:01pm on January 21, 2011, kenx said…
Hi Muragaki, thanks for add too! And she isn't from China, but her mother is! It's funny that most of the Asian people i meet while out with her automatically know she's 1/2 Chinese without seeing her mother too, but it does earn me some suspicious looks from time to time. Even had a lady grab her by the arm to try to "find her parents" when i was standing right there. Oy! I think Sky learned a few choice words that day, heh.
At 4:29pm on January 20, 2011, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…
Thanks for the friend request. I haven't consciously dropped anyone, but one person, that I can think of... so I know you must not have been on my friend's list yet. No problem on me answering. This is a horrible situation that warps and bogs down the mind... and affects families in terribly scarring ways... And it leads people to want to make judgments and lay blame. You see it even now in the Arizona killings tragedy -- people wanting to lay blame everywhere... To everyone and anyone who might have remotely contributed... It's the nature of human beings, especially when it is something soooo poorly understood.
At 10:08am on January 20, 2011, Zoe said…
Yes, I hope others respond to the suicidality topic as well. I teach Community College and when I talk about suicide I am very aware that either someone in the class or someone they know will benefit from the information.
 
 
 

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