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I think the government is lying to me...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Judith in Portland Mar 24. 6 Replies

Hi guys. I know it has been a while, but I have a question regarding insurance. I was getting insurance through my dad's employer. However, he has moved out of state so I can no longer get his…Continue

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Fasting blood labs and passing out?

Started this discussion. Last reply by TimmyMac Aug 5, 2013. 16 Replies

I had a weird one happen to me today. I had to get labs done, but they told me I couldn't eat for at least 15 hours before hand. The only thing I had in that time period was one spoonful of sugar to…Continue

I hate people sometimes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Iam Aug 8, 2012. 9 Replies

I came across this article online a few minutes ago:…Continue

No more humalog for me!

Started this discussion. Last reply by TimmyMac Jul 23, 2012. 5 Replies

Yep. My dad's work just changed insurance and this plan will not cover humalog. I didn't realize this until I went to refill my prescription. The pharmacist was nice and (slightly illegally) switched…Continue


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Kyle Cochran and TimmyMac are now friends
Apr 9
TimmyMac posted photos
Apr 8
TimmyMac updated their profile
Apr 8
TimmyMac commented on Kyle Cochran's blog post 'Diabetic American Ninja Warrior'
"Welcome to Tudiabetes! I do remember seeing you on Ninja Warrior. Its nice to see a famous person like yourself on this site! I have seen the show and occasionally thought "Hey I could do that!" then I trip going down the stairs and I…"
Apr 8
Judith in Portland replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'I think the government is lying to me...'
"Well, Pfui, as Nero Wolfe would say. I have heard many stories like this and know it is frustrating to no end. I also have a dozen or so starving artist friends who are getting healthcare for the first time in their lives (I remember when the only…"
Mar 24
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'I think the government is lying to me...'
"I think I know why everyone hate the gov site now. I tried to sign up for a plan, but I was unable to do an online verification because of my lack of credit history (you'd think being debt free at 21 would be a good thing... NOPE!) So I got on…"
Mar 24
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'I think the government is lying to me...'
"ok thanks for the help. I'll check it out tomorrow."
Mar 13
Sue59 replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'I think the government is lying to me...'
"Absolutely contact a navigator. They will find the best plan for you. My son did. He told her what he needed (pump, CGM, insulin, test strips, endo, etc) and she found a plan that was a good match that he could afford."
Mar 13
Kimberly replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'I think the government is lying to me...'
"That's weird. I went online to look at it from the Healthcare.gov site, and I got the numbers that the Optima website shows. I was assuming you're looking for VA since that was what came up most often for a search of that plan. Try again -…"
Mar 13
TimmyMac replied to andrea's discussion 'lantus dose'
"I apologise for not checking this sooner. Yes the split dose has helped. I also found out that my lantus was running out so when I did the split dose, I needed considerably less insulin. Its also probably because puberty has finally ended for me,…"
Mar 13
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I think the government is lying to me...

Hi guys. I know it has been a while, but I have a question regarding insurance. I was getting insurance through my dad's employer. However, he has moved out of state so I can no longer get his benefits staring at the end of the month. Since McDonald's is too cheap to offer its employees insurance, My dad told me to research Obamacare plans to see if I could find one.I thought I found a good one "Optima Vantage Foursight 80%" According to the government website, There's no deductible with a $750…See More
Mar 13
TimmyMac and Diabetty are now friends
Jan 20
TimmyMac replied to andrea's discussion 'lantus dose'
"I used to take my whole dose (35 units at the time) at night. It worked fine at first, but eventually I had to start eating larger and larger snacks until it got to the point where I had to go to bed over 250 every night just to make it through the…"
Jan 20
TimmyMac replied to Gabriella's discussion 'Do you prefer shots or the pump?'
"In my 16 years of diabetes I've only ever been able to afford shots/pens. So I guess by default I prefer them. As much as i want a pump with all their fancy technology, I do just fine with shots and can keep my a1c between 5.6-6.2"
Nov 17, 2013
dejahthoris replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Why I hate lantus...'
"We do lantus on awakening. The spike means an uncovered snack or lower meal basal. No night time lows. We also keep lantus as high as we can without too many lows so he can eat uncoverd snacks. We can only do this easily because we have a dexcom. We…"
Nov 9, 2013
TimmyMac replied to TimmyMac's discussion 'Fasting blood labs and passing out?'
"Its weird though, I've never had it happen before. Maybe those other times I had Mommy holding my hand! lol"
Aug 5, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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?
To be a place that i can talk to other diabetics about diabetic stuff that no one else would know what im talking about
Date diagnosed
September 21, 1997
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6.2 Feb 2014
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Merry Early Christmas!

Posted on November 25, 2012 at 11:06am 5 Comments

Alrighty.. I know what you are thinking "NO!" but give me a chance here. I KNOW its not even December yet, but I have to play a song for my school's talent show new week.And I feel like sharing it with everyone! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Jingle Bells... blues style

sooo... merry super early Christmas everyone!

Bit of a stretch here. But...

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 7:30am 5 Comments

I'm blaming diabetes for my broken collarbone

Alrighty, I broke it at my friend's house while playing airsoft.

Because of diabetes, my parent's never let me do sports when I was younger.

The only thing they would let me do is boyscouts.

While at scouts, I met my friend. Since he went to a different school system, there is no chance I would have met him elsewhere.

Also because I couldn't do sports, I got into airsoft to help with the boredom.

Since I…


Look what I can do!

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

I know I've said before that diabetes limits me. But yesterday I found something that I CAN DO.

I moved this giant rock about 300 yards UP HILL!

My sister was in the woods yesterday and found this. When I got home from work, she asked me to help her move it. I said yes, not knowing…


I want to punch Wally World in the face...

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 6:00pm 7 Comments

.. If the Walmarts around here had faces, and if I wouldn't severely injure my hand... I would punch them. Hard.

Story time!

OK, so recently I had to change my pharmacy from Walgreens to Walmart because of insurance issues. A few days ago, I was finally getting low on humalog, so I filled out my prescription.

The conversation was pretty usual:

"Hello, I would like to fill out my prescription for humalog"

"ok, do you want to get lantus today…


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At 6:20am on November 8, 2012, jrtpup said…

Our Annual Campaign is coming!

Would you consider helping by writing a short comment/testimonial about your
experiences at TuD? The main message for the campaign this year is that no
one with diabetes should ever feel alone. Messages from our community give
people a real-life, personal sense of how valuable TuDiabetes is to each of
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If you can, please include a photo of you doing something diabetic (if that
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Thanks my friends!

At 8:43pm on June 10, 2012, Kathy said…

Haye TM - nice to have you in the chatroom today. Such fun.

At 4:35pm on April 24, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member Timmy....

At 7:18am on April 23, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIES CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER. I remember you from when you boiught your first car. Reed

At 11:25pm on November 22, 2011, Emily B said…

Know need to thank, just wanted your thread to get lots attention, hope you got some good stuff to go on. Nathan was only on Lantus a short time(17u) so we never got a chance to experiment with it, but we almost always did a bedtime snack. Heard your recording, VERY impressive! Be well, Emily :)

At 10:30pm on October 18, 2011, Robyn said…
Great pictures!!
At 8:04pm on October 18, 2011, TimmyMac said…
Yeah, I know its been a while, but THANKS for all the birthday wishes guys :) sorry about the delay, I never scroll down this low on my profile page lol!
At 2:03pm on August 13, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TimmyMac....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 5:19am on August 13, 2011, brokenpole said…
Happy Birthday, TimmyMac!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.
At 3:23am on August 13, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Happy,Happy Birthday,TimmyMac. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!



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