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Using thighs for infusion sets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Type1Lou on Thursday. 11 Replies

I need to give the abdomen and upper hip areas a rest. I don't want to use my upper arms cuz the tubing has to be so long and what a waste (in my mind) of insulin. SO I'm toying with the sides (inner…Continue

Any word on the faster-acting insulin that is being tested?

Started this discussion. Last reply by nevada on Monday. 13 Replies

Does anyone know what they are calling it? I'd like to start keeping tabs on it. I did try to get into the clinical trial in my area, but they were only accepting people with an A1C of 8+. I think of…Continue

Ads for Diabetes products and meds

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman on Monday. 82 Replies

Am I the only one who gets frustrated by these ads? Every ad shows overweight people. That kind of advertising just perpetuates the myth out there that being overweight causes diabetes, ergo all…Continue

RE: coverage of CGM's

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman Jul 26. 53 Replies

Now hopefully, I can attach the article, but in a nutshell it said that 75% of healthcare spending on diabetes is related to treatment for the longterm complications - something like,Oh I don't…Continue

Tags: healthcare, cost, cgms, coverage, insurance

 

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artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"Karen, you are a kindred spirit. Like you I am glad that the ADA includes diabetes - in case we need it. And, it does offer some help in dealing with some of the assumptions out there in the general public world. I'm sure many of us have had to…"
13 hours ago
artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"Meaning that I need an Rx to get my insulin, pump, CGM etc. That is the biggest difference that diabetes has made in my life between pre-Dx and post-Dx. I get the tools that I need - and go. I am lucky that I have insurance and that I can afford my…"
19 hours ago
artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"Maybe it's just how we see ourselves - and of course how others see us. And we can't really control how others view us (is my blondness a handicap because some people assume I am more stupid than I am?) Is it language., crippled,…"
yesterday
artwoman replied to Shirley's discussion 'Kaiser coverage in Georgia for pump/CGM'
"I'm jealous. My current Endo insists that my control is too good. Yes I test a lot, and yes I micro dose - but I thought that was the point!"
Thursday
artwoman replied to Shirley's discussion 'Kaiser coverage in Georgia for pump/CGM'
"My pleasure - and...I have an empty In box!"
Thursday
Type1Lou replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"I use the Quick Set Infusion sets with 32 inch tubing with my Medtronic Minimed Revel 523 pump and have had no problems, either with the adhesive or positioning and keeping the set intact on my thighs. I live in Florida and only wear jeans in the…"
Thursday
artwoman replied to Shirley's discussion 'Kaiser coverage in Georgia for pump/CGM'
"First, I have to brag, I am filing all that stuff. So throw me a parade! Okay a run down of costs and what I paid with Kaiser's discount Dexcom receiver List is $699 My cost $370 Dex transmitter List $799 my cost $399 Box - Dex Sensors List…"
Thursday
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"Thanks Mari, you did address one of my concerns. I also think it is a lot like those old garter belts (I remember days pre-pantyhose!) Anyway, you want the underwear over the tubing! Isn't it lovely we can speak opening about things here? I use…"
Thursday
Mari replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"One Thing to consider is on the thighs it's better to put the tubing so that it leaves the sensor on the lower part and not on the top so when you pull your pants down (sorry!) no way it will come out. I usually do that but changed types and…"
Thursday
artwoman replied to Shirley's discussion 'Kaiser coverage in Georgia for pump/CGM'
"I also have an Animas Ping. I will look up what my pump co-pays are for you - those things are in the same stack of things to be filed I mentioned earlier! Let's hope that since I have to go through each piece of paper, I file at the same time!"
Thursday
artwoman replied to Shirley's discussion 'Kaiser coverage in Georgia for pump/CGM'
"Sure! I am really behind in my filing and there is a stack of things to go through. But I will get back to you today."
Thursday
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"Oh yeah - I've used the girls often. (I started a couple discussion about it here). Anyway, I am giving that area (or those areas?) a rest as well. I find the straight-in sets work best. And the bra helps keep things where they should be. I…"
Thursday
2hobbit1 replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"Artwoman, Have you considered using the girls as an alternative site yet? Tubing length is short, and can use either straight or slant sets. Placement under bra keeps the emergent clothing adjustments down so rarely an issue with accidental removal.…"
Thursday
jjm335 replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"On my thighs I put the set in at around a 45 degree angle with the cannula pointing downwards and inwards. There is no scientific reason whatsoever for me doing this. I just seem to have got into the habit and as it works, I don't change it."
Thursday
artwoman replied to Shirley's discussion 'Kaiser coverage in Georgia for pump/CGM'
"I have Kaiser Pacific NW. They cover my pump (with co-pay) but not my CGM. So I pay out of pocket for the CGM, but I get the Kaiser rate since some Kaiser plans/areas do cover CGM. I would talk with your Animas and CGM people - their insurance…"
Thursday
artwoman replied to twinchick's discussion 'Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014'
"Thank you for updating"
Thursday

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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?
share ideas and problem solve
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1985
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5,2
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
animas ping but I miss my Cozmore

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At 6:16pm on September 15, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Artwoman congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 4:59pm on September 15, 2014, Linda G said…

AWESOME ARTWOMAN!! You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA!

At 2:40am on September 8, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Artwoman it is always cool to have the coolest friends. Thank you for being my new super cool friend......................rick

PS: Love your Pugs #Awesomepugs LoL

At 6:16pm on July 13, 2014, Janet said…

At 9:52pm on June 2, 2014, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Artwoman!!

At 2:14pm on May 30, 2014, Kathy said…

Did you see this one? the "dad's" voice is a hoot

At 7:31pm on May 29, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Artwoman 'with some cool dogs', congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:50am on May 29, 2014, Kathy said…

My neighbor has 3 pugs she rescued from a puppy mill - Teeny, Tiny, and Bitsy. All were terribly abused, but once they found out they were safe have become extremely affectionate. Shen she is sour of town, I walk them on a triple leash and they prance around like royalty.
If it's below 30 degrees, they have to wear their sweaters. If it's below 10 degrees, they have to wear dog boots, which they do not like. Bitsy hides under the bed and has to be lured out with a treat.
Then Tiny also wants a treat but he is obese and on a diet.
So by the time I get them ready I'm almost exhausted.

At 12:51pm on May 27, 2014, Kathy said…

I love pugs!!!!

At 2:04pm on May 23, 2014, Trudy said…

Thanks, my Blue Merle Collie, Lacey, was the most beautiful dog we've ever had. I love looking at my avatar; we have a water-color painting of her in our living room. Now we have 3 Golden Retrievers, a fun breed. I'll bet that Pugs are fun also. I've had different breeds, but never Pugs. I'm missing having a smaller dog right now...

 
 
 

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