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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

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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artwoman replied to Chris Ullger's discussion 'Do You Use More Insulin When On The Pump?'
"Yeah, the tubing does "use up" some insulin. But as to my TDD it has gone down. On MDI I used to have to either eat up to accommodate a full unit, or wait until my bg was high enough to take a whole unit for correction. With the pump, I…"
Sunday
artwoman replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"tony, try Skin Tac. I use it with my Dexcom sensor and I can get close to 3weeks before it even shows any signs of peeling. Since I pay out ofpocket for my Dexcom, I try to get as much time out a senor as possible. The Skin Tac works wonderfully and…"
Sunday
artwoman replied to PMichel's discussion 'anybody swtich from minimed to animas? would love some insight!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"User Input - that's why I so loved my Cozmore pump. John Walsh was involved in the design and features. As a CDE and pumper himself his input really made that pump something that worked for PWD's rather than engineers and/or MD's"
Aug 14
artwoman replied to PMichel's discussion 'anybody swtich from minimed to animas? would love some insight!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I like that "traffic light" test. I guess I will never be satisfied with any pump unless it is my Cozmore 1800. That pump had so many wonderful and useful features. I especially like the hypo manager that helped me to know exactly how many…"
Aug 13
artwoman replied to Trev's discussion 'Pumping vs MDI - A Case for Both'
"When I went to pumping my A1C went from 6.4 to 5.5 I had always done 10-15 tests a day, and on MDI I had to wait until the bg was high enough to accommodate a while unit. If all I need is 0.10 U that's all I get with a pump. I have a great A1C…"
Aug 13
artwoman replied to PMichel's discussion 'anybody swtich from minimed to animas? would love some insight!' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"Laddie, like you I have the Animas. I don't like the remote meter, it is too slow during the fingerstick process, harder to read (the brightness button does illuminate as well s I'd like), and the meter is bulky. I got used to manually…"
Aug 13
artwoman replied to Jen's discussion 'Vibe "events"?' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"I have the Ping and Dexcom. For a while as I fell in love with my Dexcom, I was excited at the prospect of the Vibe. In my experience, the Dexcom is fatr more accurate than anything else out there, but still has some times when it is…"
Aug 13
artwoman replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"I'm always curious as to what people4 consider are carbs. For me, I was taught if it could move under its own power (or was related to something that could, like an egg is related to a chicken) it is protein. Anything plant based is carb…"
Aug 9
artwoman replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"No need to apologize. I remember once meeting a new nephrologist (I was dx'd at 15 with near kidney failure, they figured it was from birth, and then Dx'd with type 1 17 years later). Anyway, the doctor comes into the exam room, looks at…"
Aug 9
artwoman replied to Kiwikrystie's discussion 'Thoughts on Dr Berstein's book?'
"We are all different, and I am thinking that muscle mass plays a roll. If someone saw the BMI for a top basketball player, say Iverson, one could think oooops overweight. But one look at his body and nope!.. When I was dancing professionally still,…"
Aug 9
artwoman replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'What D-issues are most important to YOU?'
"I would love for the ADA to take a more active role in educating the general public and the media on what causes a diabetes diagnosis. For type 1, information on the fact that it is an auto-immune disease that can strike at any age, that insulin,…"
Aug 9
artwoman replied to Matti's discussion 'Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics'
"Thank you (tongue in cheek she says "I can be clever" or snarky). I know that insulin is a recumbent creation, but something that keeps people alive is so much more expensive per dose than ...say...the little blue pill?"
Aug 8
artwoman replied to Matti's discussion 'Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics'
"I'm often saying that the overall ignorance about diabetes allows people to feel superior: I.E. "I behave, I eat tight blah blah b;ah so I won't get diabetes." Too bad they're wrong. Type 1 strikes out of the blue (no D of…"
Aug 5
artwoman replied to Matti's discussion 'Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics'
"Now I wante4d to buy some candy-themed fabric, makes some scrubs (easy to sew) and wear them - I guess that's what a diabetic looks like: Sugar Coated!"
Aug 5
artwoman replied to Casey's discussion 'Healthspan/Kaiser in Ohio Need Doc Recomendations T1D'
"And if you go to the link, you'll find more of Walsh's info on how pumps work that you can show this Endo(rk)"
Aug 5
artwoman replied to Casey's discussion 'Healthspan/Kaiser in Ohio Need Doc Recomendations T1D'
"so let's see if I did this right Why Use A Pump? Mon, 11/19/2012 - 11:49 -- Diabetesnet The use of insulin pumps has risen dramatically over the last 30 years to nearly a million people worldwide. The number of satisfied users continues to grow…"
Aug 5

Profile Information

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 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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