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carb book

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Feb 16. 2 Replies

I'm looking for any advice on carb counting books that I can purchase and download onto my smart phone and carry with me when traveling. I need something I can access, general food information and…Continue

Tags: travel, books, information, carbohydrate, nutrition

Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by sdkate Nov 21, 2014. 16 Replies

Is anyone here enrolled in one of the health coverages currently to choose from on the site? Husband WAS planning on retiring from GM until he was told health coverage would cost $1100…Continue

Tags: omnipod, dexcom, healthcare, t1

costco samples and miss information

Started this discussion. Last reply by barbraann Sep 12, 2013. 11 Replies

Here's a question for you all. Was just at Costco and a worker there was sampling the Bevita breakfast biscuits. She proceeded to tell me that {and this is important] after converting it BACK TO…Continue

Michigan Expo

Started this discussion. Last reply by barbraann Feb 22, 2013. 1 Reply

Is anyone here planning on attending the Mini Health Expo at the Southfield Pavilion on april 13?Continue

Tags: expo, diabetes, Michigan


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Brian (bsc) replied to barbraann's discussion 'carb book'
"I also have Gary Scheiner's book "The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting""
Feb 16
meee replied to barbraann's discussion 'carb book'
"How about these? They all have kindle versions. The Complete and Up-to-Date Carb Book: A Guide to Carb, Calorie, Fiber, and Sugar Content Paperback – August 17, 2006 by Karen J. Bellerson (Author) Dana Carpender's NEW Carb and Calorie…"
Feb 15
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carb book

I'm looking for any advice on carb counting books that I can purchase and download onto my smart phone and carry with me when traveling. I need something I can access, general food information and restaurant info but that won't use data. I know of the calorie king but wondered if there might be others that addressed more European foods and/or Caribbean foods.See More
Feb 14
barbraann replied to Freida's discussion 'Normal People Snacks'
"Didn't read through all the posts so maybe it's been mentioned but the best thing I've discovered is MyFitness Pal, an app on my phone. You can punch in pretty much any food and it will give you complete nutritional information. Even…"
Dec 28, 2014
barbraann replied to MarlboroNick's discussion 'flying with the OmniPod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I used to tell security before I stepped through the scanners but now I don't say anything. Once I get through the full body I'll say something to the person if they're obviously waiting for me on the other side. The last time they…"
Dec 3, 2014
sdkate replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"In May, 2014 we found out I would no longer be eligible for Medicaid in the state of SD. OUr governor had decided not to participate in the plan the the US gov recommends for persons my age, I was 62 in June. We spent the months of June and July…"
Nov 21, 2014
Badlands replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"For the most part, the individual plans cover more than does Medicare. I think you'll have a decent chance of finding a plan that covers the Omnipod. Of course, before the ACA, it's likely you would have been denied from any regular…"
Nov 21, 2014
barbraann replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"Ok-So putting all our political opinions aside. (there are pros and cons to EVERYTHING people!) I just want to find out, IF I need to get insurance and IF it's still around in two years) how do I find an insurer from this new healthcare pool…"
Nov 21, 2014
Badlands replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"By that reasoning, I paid for your HC for the previous 14 years. You're welcome."
Nov 21, 2014
Dave replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"You're welcome. Although I missed the part where you thanked me for paying for your HC. I'm far from rich, by any measure. I'm successful enough that I don't qualify for any subsidies, help, etc. Rather, I'm seen by far too…"
Nov 21, 2014
Badlands replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"Nobody can really answer specifically because the plans vary by state and county. You need to check out the plans on the Marketplace, where they have pretty specific information on each plan. Contact the individual company with any questions you…"
Nov 20, 2014
barbraann replied to FionaT1's discussion 'Interview'
"Never mention that in in interview even though you may feel it's your greatest accomplishment - if you want the job. All a potential employer will see are $$ and problems. They are probably uneducated about what T1 Diabetes actually is and if…"
Nov 19, 2014
Alisha replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"I have no advice on it all.All I can do is pray something drastic changes with the whole thing. Right now my husband and I have great insurance and I feel blessed to have it. I'm afraid that all the law has done is give some people coverage…"
Nov 19, 2014
barbraann replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"I do"
Nov 19, 2014
barbraann replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"LOL yea but in reality, if you're undocumented and here illegally you can't get health coverage through the exchange. I suppose anyone can get an illegal soc number and drivers license but not sure that's enough."
Nov 19, 2014
Sam replied to barbraann's discussion 'Affordable Healthcare coverage anyone?'
"You will find comfort in the fact though that your increased premiums and family bankruptcy will fund quality free healthcare for an entire family of illegals though. lol sorry couldn't resist."
Nov 19, 2014

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At 8:11am on October 17, 2014, dgzee said…

Thanks for the friendship. <3

At 10:28am on January 22, 2011, FatCatAnna said…
So, when you put your Omnipod on your back - can you do it by yourself - or do you need to be assisted? I know when I MDI, I can do it one handed on my buttocks, but with an infusion set like I used with the Animas 2020, having 2 hands is a must!
At 3:33pm on January 21, 2011, FatCatAnna said…
Hey Barb - was great talking with you! I'm typing this out while we are all talking. Am hoping I get to ask you about the Omnipod - whether you've put it on your backside (upper back - lower back above below waistline).
At 6:41pm on January 3, 2011, Don said…
A read a post a long time ago saying to use certified mail with "city hall." A written paper trail forces them to be serious. I think the process ultimately gets to a doctor reviewing your request and putting his license on the line by agreeing with the insurance company to reject your claim. It seems to me that a doctor isn't going to want to dispute your doc's letter of medical necessity. CGM has been around long enough that the old "it's experimental and unproven" line doesn't work anymore. Logic or fairness doesn't enter into it. Until the doc's review, I think they will say whatever they can to confuse or put you off. (I'd be more balanced in my opinion if it weren't for the record-breaking profits made by insurance companies compared to other industries.) Whatever you do, you have my sympathy. T1 is hard enough without the games!
At 1:27pm on January 3, 2011, Don said…

Hi Barb, just wanted to commiserate with your recent insurance troubles.

A year or so ago, I had finally decided to take the plunge on Dexcom and had

figured out a (tight) budget for it and shortly thereafter BCBS*** (aka Anthem

of CA) raised our premiums by enough to wipe out my budget, so no Dex and

no pump (yet).  ~~Sigh~~ 

Hang in there.

At 9:04am on December 30, 2010, John Carlton said…

Hey Barb, I see you are just a few days shy of your 35 year D-day anniversary, I was diagnosed a few days after you at the age of 13, but I was already a full fledged diabetic on January 1, 1976 on vacation in New Orleans, diagnosed when I returned with a blood glucose of 1080, Happy New Year 1976 for us both I guess.  Congratulations for reaching this milestone, its somehow comforting to know that others have successfully navigated a similar journey.  All the best to you.  And a happy new year!  John Carlton 

At 9:38pm on July 17, 2010, Magic said…

I just read your comment to to soda reply, I think that is hilarious, as I feel the same way, I have been through so much , eating so so healthy, so If one or two soda's a day is the end of me , then so be it, just for general knowledge , I found some naturally sweetened soft drinks made with purified water, and natural sugars , and the are delicious, I go to whole foods, and believe it is called steeaz and is made from stevia, ummm try it I get the blueberry flavored one, or the orange, and to top it off they are loaded with antioxidants...:)
At 7:27pm on February 16, 2010, barbraann said…
I suggest something in March. What days are best for everyone?
At 6:22pm on February 16, 2010, Sarah said…
hey barb! it was nice meeting you on sunday!
At 12:08pm on February 12, 2010, Scott said…
Hi Barb!
We don't seem to be getting much response for a meet up!
I reached out to another T1 that I know who is a member here and asked her to read the posts and reply, but so far she has not!
We can give it more time to see if others will join or just choose a date and see if we get anyone coming out of the wood work? Let me know what you think!



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