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Supplies Overseas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mari on Friday. 5 Replies

I know some of you live outside the U.S. and are American citizens. How do you get supplies and prescriptions? I am checking our healthcare coverage and looks like we will be OK for doctors and even…Continue

Mini Med CGM "reuse"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Jun 4. 2 Replies

I usually do the 7 day thing with my MM CGM, but have read here about people going longer..Hit 7 days today, recharged the transmitter, and restarted as "new sensor." It is doing a 3 hour warm up.…Continue

Weather Changes

Started this discussion. Last reply by karen May 12. 9 Replies

It has heated up here, pretty quickly, this week and my D is a total wreck. My wonderful, stand by me husband is as tired of it as I am and showing the strain. I lowered my basal from 12.75 to 10.45…Continue

Gotta Share....

Started this discussion. Last reply by karen Apr 19. 9 Replies

Weirdly, I had an absolutely fantastic and mostly "healthy" time at a week long bread baking class in West Virginia. I know, it sounds STUPID?!?! Not really. I only had one bad day of high…Continue


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Spock replied to Taylor's discussion 'What do you bring on day trips?'
"I always carry my meter (et all) Also some low BG stuff--have juice in the cars and carry some candy in my purse, Never even consider supplies for a day out, and as long as sensor and pump do not expire while away, that is all I take for a…"
Mari replied to Spock's discussion 'Supplies Overseas'
"Thanks Swiss! Nice new picture you have."
swisschocolate replied to Spock's discussion 'Supplies Overseas'
"if you are friends already, you can send her a private message: if not, become friends and then send eachother a message. this is private, like an email."
Mari replied to Spock's discussion 'Supplies Overseas'
"Everything seems fine then? What pump/insulin do you use? Here's how it happens here for me.(American citizen, living in France and registered in the French health system) I get insulin in any pharmacy with a script. I can also buy as you saw…"
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Supplies Overseas'
"Sorry. everyone says I start stories in the middle.... Yes, it would be France. Yes, I am an American citizen. We have excellent health coverage with BCBS fed and Tri Care (because we are ex-military also) We want to volunteer for the WWI events in…"
Mari replied to Spock's discussion 'Supplies Overseas'
"Where are you going? I live in France permanently, am a American citizen but registered in French Health system. Are you planning on traveling a lot of different places / or what? In France it would be pretty complicated to get all your supplies, I…"
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Supplies Overseas

I know some of you live outside the U.S. and are American citizens. How do you get supplies and prescriptions? I am checking our healthcare coverage and looks like we will be OK for doctors and even pharmacies, but we have to pay and then submit a claim. And meds need to be the same FDA approved ones used in the US.I could probably just squirrel away enough pump supplies for 6 months and I have a back up pump and CGM. I could probably be self sufficient if I have enough lead time.Thoughts?…See More
Spock replied to sdkate's discussion 'We need to share about HIGHs and LOs'
"I have highs and lows all the time--even with an insulin pump, CGM and testing 7 or more times per day. No matter how careful I am, how restrictive my diet, how exact my insulin dosages are, the highs and lows will happen. And most of the time there…"
Jul 7
Spock replied to Jen's discussion 'Tea and carbs'
"CalorieKing: 1 t fresh orange peel , 1 carb Looked at several teas, such as peppermint, chamomile, spiced and the most carbs in any of them--served black--is <1 carb"
Jun 24
Spock replied to Gabriella's discussion 'How long have you been on the pump for?'
"11 years. The first pump I had is no longer on the market. I am on my second Medtronic pump, and have had T1 for 52 years."
Jun 22
Spock replied to Marie's discussion 'Best way to wear your pump while sleeping????'
"I am always amazed as the answer for me is pockets. You can stitch a simple 3X 6" pocket into any PJ bottom, or even a night shirt. A pocket T Shirt would work--you can slit the fabric to run the tubing through. For a 7 YO I would worry about…"
Jun 19
Spock replied to Nerdydude101's discussion 'What would you like your pump to do?'
"Thanks, Zoe. You made my day."
Jun 12
Spock replied to Nerdydude101's discussion 'What would you like your pump to do?'
"You are Data. I am impressed. 'nuf said. Honestly, I think it does great right now. It calculates doses based on blood glucose tests; it warns me of highs and lows based on CGM readings. It allows me to create and manipulate basal/bolus. Do I…"
Jun 11
Spock replied to Christopher's discussion 'And the diabetic dimwit award goes to....'
"Maury, I would get the diabetic dimwit award you mention...."
Jun 8
Spock replied to Lilli D's discussion 'What is normal BG while sleeping?'
"After many years, and many awful overnights, my CGM is set to alarm at 80 to avoid problems. If I could insure that my BG would flatline at 70 all nite-OK, but I cannot. I have had a lot of really bad overnights. Personally, in a perfect world, I…"
Jun 7
Spock replied to Spock's discussion 'Mini Med CGM "reuse"'
"No. It makes perfect sense--had a CGM a long while. Thanks."
Jun 4

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
December 25, 1963
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At 5:55pm on May 1, 2014, shoshana27 said…

Welcome Spock, glad you're a member of Tudiabetes.
This place is awsome.

At 2:30pm on November 3, 2013, Kathy said…

Hi - I just read your comment re restless leg syndrome. I have had it since my early teens and it keeps getting worse and worse (I'm now 60). I cannot go on a long car trip, or even to a concert or lecture or movie without taking a load of requip, which then in 2 hours gives me the side effect of a major frontal headache.
I think most of my doctors think I'm exaggerating how bad it is. One doc put me on iron supplements, which upset my stomach. I even ordered an expensive TENS machine off the web, which, essentially did nothing.
I used to get immediate relief from a hot bath, but, that no longer works. Sometimes I have to just stand and read for a couple of hours until the flare passes. At this point, it is far more challenging to live with than the db. Please let me know if you have fouind anything that helps.

At 6:13pm on October 29, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Spock, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:01pm on October 25, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Where are you based out of, Spock?

At 6:11pm on October 25, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURE MEMBER again Spock!

At 1:56pm on March 26, 2013, Linda G said…

You're OWNING AN awesome a1c, and you're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! What else could you ask for ;)

At 11:40pm on February 21, 2013, Holger Schmeken said…

Thanks for the friend add, Spock. My congrats to your excellent A1c.

At 4:40pm on October 30, 2012, acidrock23 said…

Thx for the friend add!

At 9:33am on August 31, 2012, Linda G said…

WOW!!!You're a featured member again!!! BRAVO!!

At 2:50pm on July 4, 2012, jrtpup said…

A bit belated, but congrats on being featured, and thank for all you contibute!




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