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Test Strips and Medicare

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judy Oct 9, 2013. 4 Replies

How many of you are on medicare and where do you get your test strips now that Medicare has limited the vendors who can participate in selling them?I test about 9 times a day, and I've had no problem…Continue

Test strips and medicare

Started Oct 7, 2013 0 Replies

How many of you are on medicare and where do you get your test strips now that Medicare has limited the vendors who can participate in selling them?I test about 9 times a day, and I've had no problem…Continue

Setting bg goals for bolus wizard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daisy Mae Oct 6, 2012. 9 Replies

I'm curious to hear what others do regarding setting up the BG target goals for the bolus wizard. I have a very erratic schedule and don't eat any of my meals at the same time every day. When I first…Continue

Does ocular prednisone raise bg?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Betty J Nov 15, 2010. 1 Reply

While I know that both oral and injected steroids raise blood sugars, I've never seen a discussion on whether the steroid  eye drops used after cataract surgery have much effect on blood glucose…Continue

 

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Ruth replied to elizabetta's discussion 'DeQuervain's and Trigger Finger- treatment with steroid injection resulting in hyperglycemia'
"I've had many steroid injections over the years. My rheumatologist finally figured out a way to keep my bg's from going high. I increase my basal rates (using the temp basal feature) to 130% immediatelyupon getting the injection. Then I…"
Sep 23
Ruth replied to Deannan's discussion 'Seriously, who can implant a Dexcom Sensor on thair back haunch by themselves?'
"I'm not all that flexible any more, yet I still manage to get four sites for my pump on my right rear end. I think the trick is to start very high (just below where your hip starts flaring out), and as close to your right side as possible. Then…"
Sep 22
Ruth replied to Leslie65's discussion 'Insulin pump and Medicare'
"Leslie, I'm (we think) a T2 and I qualified for a pump on Medicare, but I almost didn't. My first C-peptide test came out too high. One thing a fellow diabetic told me (a T1 also on Medicare) is that if your blood sugar is high when you…"
Aug 17
Ruth replied to Brian (bsc)'s discussion 'Gosh - Sorry about your FROZEN INSULIN!'
"I use Frio's when traveling, but I never refrigerate them. I just reactivate them every couple of days by soaking them in water. They've kept my insulin safe on 2-week trips even when I was traveling by car and the car sat in the hot sun…"
Aug 3
Ruth replied to David Yoder's discussion 'Donut Hole'
"David, You mentioned the donut hole. Are you on Medicare? If so, you may be able to get insulin directly through Medicare without having to go through your supplemental insurance. So if you ARE on Medicare, look into that by calling the 800 number…"
Aug 3
Ruth replied to Fabio Esteban's discussion 'Need advice'
"One suggestion that worked for me a year or so ago...I needed a new One Touch and, of course, Medtronic was no longer carrying them. So I called Lifescan and explained that I didn't want to switch, but if I had to, they'd lose my business…"
Jul 29
Ruth replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Tell FDA your thoughts on the proposed Nutrition Fact Label (by Aug. 1)'
"Most of the changes don't bother me, with the exception of the elimination of the "total calories from fat"...I used that information to determine how much/how long to dual wave my meal boluses. And although I can still get that…"
Jul 23
Ruth replied to Strings's discussion 'Statins?'
"I was put on statins when my cholesterol went over 200, but I'd had a heart attack many years ago in addition to being diabetic, so it was probably the right choice for me. I've been on Lipitor for about 10 years and have had no problems…"
Jun 13
Ruth replied to pancreaswanted's discussion 'hot weather and test strips/meters'
"Probably too late for this trip, but I'd get a large enough Frio to put the meter and test strips in. The Frio's work by radiational cooling, so they just need water to activate. They don't freeze anything, but they can keep insulin…"
Jun 13
Ruth replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Cortisone Shots While T1D'
"Are you on a pump? It's easier to manage on a pump, but I guess you could figure it out for shots, too. The way I manage cortisone shots is this (God bless my rheumy who figured this out): In the doctor's office, right before the shot, I…"
Jun 5
Ruth replied to Karen's discussion 'QUICK HELP'
"And heaven help us if we drop a bottle on a tile floor, as I once did. My doctor does what Terry suggests - he just reverses the math. Ruth"
Jun 5
Ruth replied to PumpGirl's discussion 'wheat and high blood sugar'
"Well, I can't say that I've done any scientific experiments, but I do know that when I used to eat shredded wheat for breakfast (which I liked because it had nothing else in it...no other ingredients except the wheat), even though I…"
Jun 4
Ruth replied to Sarah's discussion 'has anyone ever done this...'
"Yep, been there, done that. And it usually happens when I'm with other people and get distracted. Almost never happens when I'm alone. Since I dual-wave EVERY meal bolus, usually if I remember it at all, I can just bolus straight once I…"
May 27
Ruth replied to Robin's discussion 'quick set'
"No problems with bent canulas, but I've had problems with the set not fitting correctly into the injector, so I've ruined several inserts and had to redo them. Ruth"
May 25
Ruth replied to guitarnut's discussion 'Long Car Ride'
"Okay, I was brought up in Reform Judaism, so we didn't keep kosher either, but doesn't Judaism provide for exceptions to things if there are health concerns involved? For example, on certain types of insulin (the older ones), diabetics…"
May 16
Ruth replied to AlexaBug's discussion 'Anyone have success on Weight Watchers?'
"I tried WW several years ago, and left the meeting in tears. There was absolutely no understanding of diabetes, and the point-counting was just too much to add when I'm already counting carbs. I felt like I was going to have to do advanced…"
Apr 28

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Date diagnosed
July 15, 1984
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Paradigm 522

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At 12:13pm on August 23, 2013, Cora said…

Hi Ruth. Yup, it's me. I actually spend most of my time at Diabetes Daily, but I do keep up here somewhat. DD has become a bit of a "low carb" monster, but there are hundreds of years of experienced insulin users there and a lot of really nice people.

At 10:14am on November 13, 2009, Robyn said…
Hi and Welcome!
At 8:45am on November 13, 2009, Marie B said…
hi, Ruth, welcome to TuDiabetes! Join us tomorrow for The Big Blue Test at 2PM. It was so much fun last time we did it.
 
 
 

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