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RE: coverage of CGM's

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman on Saturday. 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

This is just for fun: I made a "No Duh" purchase

Started Jun 1 0 Replies

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

This is hysterically wonderful

Started this discussion. Last reply by SS Apr 7. 3 Replies

If I was high tech at all, I would put up a link - maybe someone else will. Anyway, there is a youtube song "Think Like a Pancreas" sung to the Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian". Enjoy!Continue


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Latest Activity

artwoman replied to shelby76's discussion 'International travel with pump/cgm'
"Oops, typo in the phone number 855-787-2227. I also have Rx copies, when on MDI, I cut the label off the box (box is too cumbersome)."
16 hours ago
artwoman replied to shelby76's discussion 'International travel with pump/cgm'
"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,…"
17 hours ago
artwoman replied to shahpuri's discussion 'Tests to check whether pancreas is producing Insulin or not ??'
"Another thing to be aware of, current research is showing that the immune system attack on the pancreas isn't a one-time big bang. Rather it continues throughout the life of a person with diabetes."
artwoman replied to Spock's discussion 'Pump and Airport Security'
"I just don't want to risk a problem (with the4 pump - not the TSA). And I know that if your pump company learns that it I=has been exposed to the imaging tech, the warranty is nullified."
artwoman replied to piggy's discussion 'how long insulin/carb in our body last?' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"Just a suggestion, I would also post this on the pumpers forum and the type 1 forum - a wider audience and you can get lots of great ideas."
artwoman replied to LovetoHike's discussion 'Quick Question' in the group Tandem T:Slim Users
"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…"
artwoman replied to David Yoder's discussion 'Donut Hole'
"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."
artwoman replied to Spock's discussion 'Isn't Juvenile Diabetes an Antiquated term?'
"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,…"
artwoman replied to Scott G's discussion 'Rotating clip for ping' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I love the idea of rotation. I prefer to have my pump horizontal! Can't wait."
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"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…"
Terry replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"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…"
Dave replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"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,…"
jims replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"Natalie_C: 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…"
Brunetta replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"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…"
Natalie ._c- replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM'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…"
Jul 26
Dave replied to artwoman's discussion 'RE: coverage of CGM's'
"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…"
Jul 25

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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?
share ideas and problem solve
Date diagnosed
April 1, 1985
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Pump, CGM
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animas ping but I miss my Cozmore

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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...

At 9:09am on May 10, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

hahaha I love your picture of the puppies (I call all dogs puppies) so no offense intended. They are wonderful looking animals. It brightened my day thank you so much.

At 9:54am on April 1, 2014, artwoman said…

Thank you for the comments of good cheer. The pups (all three of them now) are proud of me.

At 4:45am on April 1, 2014, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!!! BRAVA Artwoman!




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