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T1 & lens type for cataract surgery

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell 20 hours ago. 14 Replies

I will have cataract surgery for the first time early this summer and am going nuts trying to decide which type of lens replacement to request. I have been reading about the multifocal lens which is…Continue

Contour Next Link meter, company

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Oct 13, 2014. 1 Reply

After all my diabetes life using One Touch strips I finally switched to the Bayer Contour Next meter. What a step back in time! 1. When setting it up for the first time, the calibration reading was…Continue

Bedtime Snack Update

Started this discussion. Last reply by meee Oct 13, 2014. 13 Replies

I read a thread from 2013 on bedtime snacks but the list of foods was fairly short. the ones that appealed to me were:Celery w cream cheese or peanut butter [celery is weird to eat--stringy] Half a…Continue

Tags: diet, celery, snack, bedtime

Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Oct 11, 2014. 47 Replies

I am hearing David Nathan, MD, Director of Diabetes Center, Massachusetts General Hospital say that:Type 1 is juvenile or childhood diabetes. Type 2 is adult onset diabetes.This was on PBS NewsHour…Continue

Tags: type1, type2, diabetes, MGH, Nathan

 

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Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"Roxanne, I don't know when you got your lenses but I just read on one site that Medicare "allows surgeons to charge up to $5,000 to $10,000 extra for each multifocal lens!" This was a 2014 site. I am sure it varies by location. My…"
20 hours ago
Roxanne0312 replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"I was farsighted with sever astigmatism. The corrected my astigmatism and left a little bit in one eye which doesn't affect my vision much. Over the months I've gotten used to reading and whatever without glasses or cheaters. I got toric…"
20 hours ago
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"Ruth, it sounds like you wear OTC glasses, not prescription ones. Since you refer to "2.5" etc. That is great. It sounds also like you got the lenses for distance viewing like most of the posters. I guess that is a pattern!! I don't…"
21 hours ago
Ruth replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"Nell, I wore progressive glasses too, before the surgery. Now I only wear glasses for reading and, sometimes for the computer. During the day, with some natural light, I don't need glasses at all for the computer, but at night with only…"
yesterday
Roxanne0312 replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"What they do is slit the lens sack near the pupil, and then suck the lens out. Careful;y they roll the new lens into place, and it eventually becomes your new lens and permanent. What sometimes happen, is the back of the sack may become cloudy like…"
yesterday
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"Great items from Roxanne and phoenix again. Glad to hear from a multifocal customer and a satisfied one at that! I am thinking that the 'scar' tissue or "secondary cataract" that I read about may be more common than reported.…"
yesterday
phoenixbound replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"You are welcome. BTW, I don't have any halos at all after my 2 cataract surgeries."
yesterday
Roxanne0312 replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"i had cataract surgery both eyes within two weeks of each other. I got the 'toric' lenses for astigmatism because I didn't want to end up with an expensive pair of glasses. I love my lenses and very well worth the $900 each for them.…"
yesterday
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"PS. I have a friend who chose one distance lens and one 'near' lens. He says he doesn't notice anything odd though it sounds weird to me!"
Tuesday
Nell replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"Thanks to all. I forgot the most important thing and that is that I currently wear progressive lens glasses, needed for both eyes. Thanks for the cost, Ruth. I was hoping the multifocal would be less than that but I was just kidding myself. I use…"
Tuesday
phoenixbound replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"My eye doc (as well as a retinal specialist) told me to only get the mono because if I ever need laser work done on my eyes, the multifocal lens presents a problem. My vision is 20/20 since my cataract surgeries--better than all of my previous life…"
Tuesday
Susan Van Abs replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"I have a monofocal in my right eye. I chose distance because my distance vision has always been good. I am 20/20 now. Had to get my cataract out because of the glare at night when driving. I was only 20/30 - which is not the 20/40 some insurances…"
Tuesday
rgcainmd replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"I have one lens that gives me 20/15 far vision (my dominant right eye) and one lens that provides 20/20 near vision. Best of both worlds and no need for reading glasses. I was told that this monocular route would affect my depth perception, but I…"
Tuesday
Ruth replied to Nell's discussion 'T1 & lens type for cataract surgery'
"I had both eyes done with the regular lenses because insurance wouldn't pay for any other type of lens, and it's about $1500 to $2000 extra per eye for the special lenses. So all I can tell you is my experience - my previous vision (most…"
Tuesday
Nell posted a discussion

T1 & lens type for cataract surgery

I will have cataract surgery for the first time early this summer and am going nuts trying to decide which type of lens replacement to request. I have been reading about the multifocal lens which is good for both near and far vision but has a 5%, at least, rate of night vision problems (halos, glare) and also possibly not quite as clear as the monofocal lens. On the monofocal, you have to choose between near and far vision! Who knew it was this complicated?Those who have had cataract surgery:…See More
Tuesday
Nell commented on Elyssia 's blog post 'Air Bubbles Oh My!'
"I have not had trouble with any significant bubbles in tubing or reservoir. (MM, use Quicksets & have used Sofsets (my favorite but not sure they still make them) I just am careful with banging out the bubbles in the reservoir first. Then, after…"
Tuesday

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
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?
Discussions about living with diabetes
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1982
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm 723 (prev 508, 715)
Tell us more about you (optional)
I am type 1. Started pumping 1/2000.
Retired. Like gardening, reading, walking.

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At 3:54pm on July 19, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 3:30pm on July 12, 2014, Zenobia said…

Thanks for the welcome and for understanding. I had several doctor's appointments all at once last week where I was taught how to inject my insulin, given all kinds of magazines and flyers, and sent home. I looked at my big old bag of stuff and thought, "Wow, I began my week in one way and ended it this way"...to top it off, there is a glitch in my medicare so I spent a lot of time on the phone with them and my supplemental insurance folks. I was all talked out, unable to explain ( even to myself) how I was feeling and there was no one to talk with. My adult children have distanced themselves for reasons known only to them and they live right here in Minnesota! I do not mean to begin my time here with a lot of whining, but I have not had a good "whine" in a while. I am just happy to be here and be listened to as well as listening to others. I think I will just explore this site a bit today...again..thanks!

At 10:47pm on November 21, 2013, nel said…

Hi Nell , my almost namesake , congrats ...nice to read you are a featured member ...and I promise to get back to you upon my return from Toronto , CDA's NAGM ...Nel :)

At 6:27pm on November 20, 2013, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Nell congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 3:32am on November 19, 2013, Linda G said…

Well well well!! Look at that...you're a FEATURED MEMBER Nell!
♥ BRAVA ♥

At 8:29pm on July 13, 2012, Kathy said…

Hi sister. Thanks for the nice comment on my post.
I talked to the help line and they said it was an issue with blogspot.com, where I also post. I just cut and pasted the text over to my TD blog. And both were a solid mass.
Thanks for the advice. First MAC I've ever had and I love it. Wish I hadn't been so hesitant about spending the money years ago.
I just live 3 blocks from the Apple Store so the clerk got permission from his manager to carry it to my door. How absolute cool is that? I am very curious about the basic photo editing capabilities so have a lot to explore.
Have a good weekend.

At 7:42pm on November 11, 2011, Jay said…

Jason should know Megan D. After you get Megan, let her know you have FEP Blue and you have heard about their working with FEP Blue. The strange part of the Blue world is your claim will go through BS in Chino CA regardless of where you live. I am not sure about how DMS works but EP just over charged, had Dex drop ship and if there was a problem, it was call Dexcom anyway. Hope this helps.

At 7:54pm on January 1, 2011, Peggy Hall said…
Happy Birthday!!!!
At 9:10am on June 7, 2010, nel said…
We could call ourselves diabetes twins !?
I had a sense from reading your responses to discussions , that maybe you had been involved in the teachings of D....and you were able to diagnose yourself , probably avoiding a misdiagnosis ??
Walking the Rottweiler next ;-)
At 9:07pm on June 6, 2010, nel said…
Nell , your page shows diagnosed in spring 1982 ...you were ahead of me, I think !
For me ...Jan 1983 and misdiagnosed ...we fixed this quickly ...by March 1983 I started insulin ..one shot daily
 
 
 

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