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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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Latest Activity

artwoman replied to Jean Leonard's discussion 'Tape not sticking!'
"I thought I read somewhere that the sensor's accuracy wasn't as good if it was covered with tapes?"
8 hours ago
artwoman replied to Eucritta's discussion 'Other Than the Obvious, What Causes Drops in Blood Glucose?'
"Actually it isn't just the carb content of alcoholic drinks. It is the effect on the liver. You could say that the liver is distracted by its work to metabolize the alcohol, that the other job - releasing stored glucose gets forgotten by the…"
yesterday
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Thank you. Maybe I should apply for a job with the TSA. That way at least there will be one more female agent for the female passengers! I do have frisking experience - police department. And there would be job security."
Saturday
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Ideally, having the option to opt for a pat down should be enough. I've always been polite, I've lifted my shirt to show them my pump, and still some TSA agents insist that my devices can be exposed to their technology. When I read the TSA…"
Saturday
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Yes, the TSA police does allow for anyone to opt out. However, I have experienced - as have others - reluctance on the part of agents to call a female agent to conduct the pat down. Often there has been insistence that our devices are safe in their…"
Aug 21
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Sam I disagree that it is a non-issue. The issue for me is that the TSA guidelines (for their agents) state that our devices - pups and CGM's - can safely be exposed to their imaging equipment. According to the device mfr's they…"
Aug 21
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"I have a feeling that it would be easier to change the TSA training guide than to get all of the airports in the country to comply with a procedure (a la business class passengers). I am curious about what people with cardiac devices go through. I…"
Aug 21
artwoman replied to Christel's discussion 'White House Petition to Standardize TSA Screenings For Diabetic Persons Wearing Devices'
"Zoe, I just checked the petition website. It failed to get enough signatures. I also read through the link originally shared, and in the TSA guidelines it says that our devices CAN be exposed to the imaging tech. We need to get that changed."
Aug 21
artwoman replied to Matti's discussion 'Blood sugar and insulin discussions from non-diabetics'
"Pumped, did you say anything about the cube display? I can have some patience with non-D non-healthcare workers being uneducated. But the uncaring and rather stupid things said by people in healthcare really steams me."
Aug 21
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…"
Aug 17
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…"
Aug 16
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

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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