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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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TimmyMac commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Why must it be difficult?'
"@ Eucritta No, my insurance is Anthem BCBS Healthkeepers. Its a discount plan that I got through the Affordable Care Act. I know its not the best, but its $17 a month which is nice. I'm just glad this whole ordeal is over"
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Brian (bsc) commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Why must it be difficult?'
"I totally agree with the comments that doctors should always be willing to help patients get prompt prescription refills. But sadly that is probably the exception rather than the rule. My current endo will always fill my prescriptions, all I have to…"
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Eucritta commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Why must it be difficult?'
"I often just call my doctors when a prescription's refills run out. Or use the computer network, that works well too. Better sometimes, since they're always on the computer and see the message flags right away. This insurance wouldn't…"
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Mike Ratrie commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Why must it be difficult?'
"Brian, Not sure I entirely agree with you. I had an endo in Maryland who periodically refilled my insulin prescriptions without an office visit because her practice took time to listen when I made the requests AND they recognized that insulin for a…"
Saturday
Mike Ratrie commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Why must it be difficult?'
"W.O.W. Amazingly bad performances by everyone involved! It is like they all took the position of: "We care about you; we care about your health, as long as you precisely fit into our rules!""
Friday
Brian (bsc) commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Why must it be difficult?'
"Resilience. Most doctors run a business and it is a rare doctor that will renew a prescription without an office visit. And insurance companies aren't there to help patients, they are out there to make a profit from our chronic condition. So we…"
Friday
shoshana27 commented on TimmyMac's blog post 'Why must it be difficult?'
"Wow I wish the people who make the rules had diabetes Send this post to the people on top who are responsible Insurance stinks Why should we be treated like slaves or lower class citizens ?"
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Why must it be difficult?

I've been trying now for 2 WEEKS to get my Novolog prescription filled. I think my adventure is finally coming to an end, but I'm going to put it online for everyone to see.This all started when I switched insurance companies. The plan is better, but I couldn't use my current endo anymore. I didn't think too much of it at the time, until 2 weeks ago when I realized my Novolog supply was almost out.I went to a cvs near my school, but they told me I prescription was COMPLETELY out and that I'd…See More
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Fear of Needles

I wrote this essay for my Sociology 200 class for School. I liked it so much I'm putting it here. If for whatever reason a plagiarism program finds this,My name is Tim McDonald and I'm giving myself permission to reuse my own work......apparently this happens and I'm not taking chances. Anyway, onto the paper.I have type 1 diabetes, and I have suffered with it for over sixteen years. This illness requires me to take upwards of six injections every single day. I take one in the morning, one at…See More
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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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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Shots

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Why must it be difficult?

Posted on September 11, 2014 at 8:03pm 8 Comments

I've been trying now for 2 WEEKS to get my Novolog prescription filled. I think my adventure is finally coming to an end, but I'm going to put it online for everyone to see.

This all started when I switched insurance companies. The plan is better, but I couldn't use my current endo anymore. I didn't think too much of it at the time, until 2 weeks ago when I realized my Novolog supply was almost out.

I went to a cvs near my school, but they told me I prescription was COMPLETELY…

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Fear of Needles

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 7:45am 1 Comment

I wrote this essay for my Sociology 200 class for School. I liked it so much I'm putting it here. If for whatever reason a plagiarism program finds this,My name is Tim McDonald and I'm giving myself permission to reuse my own work...

...apparently this happens and I'm not taking chances. Anyway, onto the paper.

I have type 1 diabetes, and I have suffered with it for over sixteen years. This illness requires me to take upwards of six injections every single day. I take one in…

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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…

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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
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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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