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Rebecca replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am going to deal with this as well. I was to by Blue Cross/ Blue Shield that the strips ARE covered, but I just need to purchase them out of pocket and submit the bill to them for reimbursement. I go through my local Walmart and Expressscripts. I…"
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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?
A place to vent when I need to & to educate myself through others experiences.
Date diagnosed
September 7, 2005
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.3
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed 522. / Started June, 2008
Tell us more about you (optional)
Stay at home Wife and mom. Trying to care for myself and my family the gets that I can. My husband is very supportive and allows and encourages me with all of my health struggles.
I'm just rolling with the punches now.

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My life on meds with pain..oh, and DIABETES

Posted on April 15, 2009 at 6:05am 6 Comments

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in early 2008. I did not believe this diagnosis at first and I sought out several "second opinions" before I believed it to be true. I am still dealing with this conclusion.



In 2005 I was diagnosed with LADA, a form of Type 1 diabetes, from which I have developed neuropathy in the backs of my calves. I have recently started having burning and stiffness in my hands, which is causing me a lot of anxiety and concern. I hate being in pain.



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At 11:17am on February 5, 2011, Jacq Allan said…
Hi Rebecca - My name is Jacq and I work with people who have diabulimia. If I can help at all please get in touch xxx
At 7:35am on November 30, 2010, 870allamerican said…
Rebecca, Yes I did the walk. I met sooo many people that day that is was overwhelming. I'm sure we probably met that day. As a matter of fact my photo is from that day on Daniel Island.
At 6:39am on November 30, 2010, 870allamerican said…
Hi Rebecca, I just ran across your page. My daughter "Jillavieve" lives in Mount Pleasant also. I have had "D" since I was 3 in 1958 and my daughter has sinc 23 in 2006. Look her uo here on TuDiabetes. Maybe we can get together around the holiday since we rented a house in Isle of Palms for Christmas.
Ray
At 8:12am on October 16, 2010, Cynthia said…
Rebecca
I have the fibromyalgia, the gastroparesis and neuropathy, I was on a pain patch but after 2 years it made me vomit all the time,and I fell asleep about 2 pm in the afternoon, it was awful and not to mention it started to mess with my mind... (it was low dose morphine) I couldn't live like that on that medication.
With God's help, I went on a 40 day fast from the medication, and have not been on anything sense..for pain...but with the weather change recently, all of a sudden I am in so much pain all over.
At one point I tried the lyrica, it was awful made me feel worse depressed and never took away the pain.
I never tried Cymbalta, although my Dr. prescribed it...my insurance wouldn't pay for it.
I have tried so many things and nothing seems to work.

I am hoping I can try the Savella...

The gastroparesis and neuropathy is affecting my quality of life.
I feel like giving up right now because of the pain...but I know I can't, I have too many people depending on me.
.
Like the song, "and the Beat goes on"..
The fight goes on.. :)

I just need a good nights sleep for 3 days straight and I know my body will deal with the pain--

Thanks Rebecca
At 8:42am on August 7, 2010, Doris D said…
At 7:07pm on May 2, 2010, Alexis said…
sorry for not replying, it's been 2 years O.o how are you? (:
At 9:19pm on March 14, 2010, james thomason said…
I THOUGHT 11.1 WAS GOOD?? You WANT a HIGH score right??? That's what they told me @ SMC... A COURSE they ALSO TOLD me that all my Religoen, "Humanities" & P.E. classes WOULD TRANSFER to Clemson TOO.
At 8:23am on February 14, 2010, noor said…

At 7:24pm on August 7, 2009, Nancy said…
Happy Birthday from a fellow b'day person
At 7:01pm on August 7, 2009, Linda G said…

Best Wishes on you Special Day Rebecca!
 
 
 

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