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Using thighs for infusion sets

Started this discussion. Last reply by artwoman 12 hours ago. 5 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 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…"
7 hours ago
artwoman replied to twinchick's discussion 'Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014'
"Thank you for updating"
7 hours ago
artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"Well said Vanessa"
12 hours ago
artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"I don't know what you mean by "reservation" benefits. I do have friends who will tell a restaurant that one of their party (me) has diabetes, so the table must be ready on time. And we can request - at no extra charge, a…"
12 hours ago
artwoman replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"Thanks for bringing up the "tight jeans" aspect - I love my skinny jeans!. I'll try it the next time I change sets."
12 hours ago
artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"I apologize, I didn't intend to offend. It was just that sometimes people (from all over the place) use disability and handicap interchangeable. Often people generalize and assume that any illness is a disability. As others had said, having…"
12 hours ago
Anne replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"artwoman, I love using my thighs! I find that tight jeans are usually the worst at pulling out a site (or really, rubbing down the adhesive until the site literally rolls off of your leg). I use SkinTac and it seems to work well. You can cover it…"
13 hours ago
Annabella replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"When you use an angled set on your thigh do you insert the canula so it is vertical or horizontal?"
13 hours ago
artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"I think the original poster uses English as a second language - and that is why he used "handicapped"?"
13 hours ago
artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"People with diabetes do not get any "benefits" from the govt - again unless there are physical disabilities due to the diabetes such as blind amputee etc - in the USA. In fact, people with diabetes (PWD) in other countries get a lot more…"
14 hours ago
artwoman replied to Atish's discussion 'Diabetics considered as handicapped?'
"Karen 's answer is spot on. After living with type 1 for 30+ years, I do not considered myself disabled. But...and this is important...diabetes is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act due to the potential for discrimination, access to…"
14 hours ago
donna replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"The thigh areas are my favorite sites to use as over used the stomach area (38 years). I use the Thigh Thing and wear it above my knee with the pump facing to the inner leg. It has never fallen out. No need for the use of anything to stick it down.…"
18 hours ago
jjm335 replied to artwoman's discussion 'Using thighs for infusion sets'
"I use angle sets and a lot of thigh sites both front, inner and outer. You might want to be careful with the inner thigh sets as they can on occasion be uncomfortable. I have a minor problem with skin irritation from the set adhesive, so I use…"
22 hours ago
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Using thighs for infusion sets

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 and outer) and top or front of my thighs. My question: How to you keep pants and jeans from loosening the set? I already - especially in summer - use Skin Tac, so I can use that. Do you cover it with Tegaderm? Does that work?ThanksSee More
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artwoman replied to Sam Iam's discussion 'Why can't you buy pump supplies at pharmacies?'
"Germane to this discussion is that we should not expect that hospitals have infusion sets for us. If we are brought to the ER after - say - a car accident and the set gets pulled out. There won't be any available in the hospital. So...always…"
yesterday
artwoman replied to Nell's discussion 'Nathan at MGH misinforms on PBS'
"Yes, more people with type 2 are overweight, but which came first being overweight or type 2. Current science is that type 2 is the reason behind the overweight issues. It's a chicken - egg situation. And to state - especially an MD that being…"
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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
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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

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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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