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
I got the email from TuDiabetes - a newsletter type. I decided to check out the TuD store - and what did I find? PUG T-SHIRTs! I'm telling myself they were put on the store "shelf" for me personally.Continue
"Actually, I have better "customer service" form staff at foreign airports than I've experienced in the USA. So many people in other parts of the world are bi-lingual (often speaking better English than a lot of Americans - yeah,…"
"This is where our brains come into the picture - and probably why I won't go for the bionic pancreas/automatic insulin suspension combo. Only we know what we will be doing the next hour or so, what kind of carbs we consumed, and eventually we…"
"I thought that the ACA got rid of caps for medical care and services. It is a shame that something that keeps us alive - literally - is priced out of our reach so often. Insulin isn't Viagra, or Cialis, or even contraceptive drugs."
"You said it Zoe! Even something as critical as getting enough test strips is based on the correct Dx. It can take an act of God to get "them" to change the Dx to type 1, once the type 2 Dx is entered on the file. And there are,…"
"You know Natalie, I am almost sorry I posted the original post. I was hoping it would be good news, that finally "policy makers" might realize it is an economically sound idea to make accessible the best that's out there. Instead, it…"
"I know that Medicare monitors c-pap machine (to treat sleep apnea) usage via the hardware chip. If the person is not using the machine at a minimum level then Medicare stops paying. Perhaps this is a model that could be used for Medicare (and other…"
"I agree 100% with both of you. 100% -- as Natalie decribed it. I note this is pretty much what I was saying (i.e. T2s should have a few more hoops to jump through to get these technologies), but they should be available.
Well, they are, right now,…"
Thank you for your excellent comments that help reach beyond my frustration and heated response. I believe you have caught the essence of the discussion.
Type 2's really need the discipline and skills learned by T1's to manage…"
"Natalie wrote above: There IS the quality of life issue, and the pill-poppers may not need much (although their pills ARE expensive), but a T2 on insulin shouldn't be denied the pump that he wants simply because he's a T2. That's…"
"I don't disagree that many people wouldn't take any better care of themselves if the equipment were available. What I'm objecting to is that people with T2 who DO want to achieve the best control they can are being denied what they…"
"I really, really, really hope you don't get offended and upset at my having a different opinion about this, and feeling entitled to share it here.I'm highly skeptical of this view. I look at smokers, and the intensive campaign our society…"
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.
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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