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insurance coverage for cgm devices and types i should consider.

Started this discussion. Last reply by frank Apr 20, 2010. 2 Replies

any opinions about cgm devices. i'm looking at the medtronic, and the abbott freestyle. any others i should be considering ? i'm told that medicare with  blue cross-blue shield does not cover cost of…Continue

 

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Jun 7, 2010
frank replied to D.D.'s discussion 'Diabetes and Gout'
"hi, thanks for the info. re national institute for health. the few times i've refered to various internet or articles/books as part of my discussing concerns with various doctors i always got the feeling that i was just another patient playing…"
Jun 1, 2010
frank replied to D.D.'s discussion 'Diabetes and Gout'
"hi, i'm 71 and have had gout attacks on & off since my late 20's. ( mainly big toes, never in both toes at once ) i was diagnosed with type 2 about 2 years ago. i had had' no gout attacks for probably 10 - 12 years before i…"
May 31, 2010
frank commented on joy's blog post 'Denial---still'
"hope this helps. it seems that my fighting who i am down deep inside does more harm then good. i've been diagnosed for about a year & 1/2 and who knows for how long before that i've been diabetic. soo.... my rational is if i've…"
May 27, 2010
frank commented on Angela Marie Rowe-Guenther's blog post 'Insulin Pumping and CGM'
"hi, glad your ins. is covering the cost of cgm for you. i'm on medicare with the blues as supplemental and cgm is not covered by them in michigan. i need to find a secondary insurance that will cover cgm. i see you're in michigan. could…"
May 26, 2010
Gerri commented on frank's blog post 'question re the glucose readings/guides'
"Great you're keeping logs! Is the smart thing to do. Sorry, I didn't mean that a CGM wouldn't provide valuable info for anyone. Just that insurance companies tend to approve them for people with a history of lows. Hopefully, a loaner…"
May 25, 2010
frank commented on frank's blog post 'question re the glucose readings/guides'
"yes, i log it all, i test 3-4 times a day. i do it faithfully for two reasons. first because it's the smart thing to do to keep track of myself. secondly medicare pays for supplies but i need to turn in a 30 day log every 6 months. not really a…"
May 25, 2010
Gerri commented on frank's blog post 'question re the glucose readings/guides'
"Happy to be your buddy! Are you logging all your readings? An endo will want to review them. Docs & insurance companies like CGMs more to track lows for patients on insulin since those present an immediate danger."
May 24, 2010
frank commented on frank's blog post 'question re the glucose readings/guides'
"thank you. i'll keep in touch. yep ! got to find an endo that's up to speed. my a1c has been constant after medicating, around 6. and my doctor says your doing fine. great to hear but the concerns other wise seem to back burner. i'll…"
May 24, 2010
Gerri commented on frank's blog post 'question re the glucose readings/guides'
"Frank, Great idea to get a CGM & really see what's going on. I don't have one, but it seems that a lot of people here love Dexcom 7. Danny's the man to go to for info on Dex. You need an Rx for a CGM & the sensors. You may…"
May 24, 2010
frank commented on frank's blog post 'question re the glucose readings/guides'
"thanks for the ''dawn phenonomenon" lead. i looked into it on the net and it's description seems very close to what i'm experiancing. one of the sites mentioned a 3 day cgm procedure that can be prescribed by doctor. seems…"
May 24, 2010
Gerri commented on frank's blog post 'question re the glucose readings/guides'
"It's helpful to know what your reading was immediately before bed, unless the 131 (3 hours after eating) was your bedtime number. Fasting is fasting:) 4 oz of skim milk doesn't have many carbs. Dawn phenonmenon typically results in…"
May 23, 2010
frank commented on frank's blog post 'question re the glucose readings/guides'
"aprox. 3 hours after dinner at home around 7:30pm it was 131. this morning at 8:30 ish before eating or drinking anything it was at 133. i had a good 12-13 lapse before testing againing, which i consider a fasting reading. should have been below 120…"
May 23, 2010

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question re the glucose readings/guides

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 12:27pm 15 Comments

is it possible that for some people there's a natural need for more sugar in their blood, to function. that even though tests indicates a diabetic they will not suffer from any of the ills of diabetes. it seems that the ranges/guides are too cut in dry.

counting carbs am i doing it correctly

Posted on May 19, 2010 at 6:25pm 7 Comments

i understand that if i'm to stay within the 16 carb choices/limit per day and each carb choice is 100 grams of carbohydrate. for example 1 thin slice of american bread has 100 grams of carbs. does that mean i can have 16 slices of bread a day ? thanks all for help

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At 4:17am on February 27, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES FRANK!!
(You haven't commented in a long while. Have you been away?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
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At 4:04am on February 27, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Frank, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 3:57am on February 27, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a LONG while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 2:31pm on April 21, 2010, Osob said…

At 8:34pm on April 18, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes Frank!
At 7:22am on April 16, 2010, Sarah Kay said…
Hi Frank!

As for support groups, check with your local hospital. A lot of hospitals have their own support groups. I know Garden City has one as well as Port Huron.

http://www.diabetesinmichigan.org/PDF/pdfSEMDON/SEMDONSupportGroups.pdf
At 12:48am on April 16, 2010, Martina H Milligan said…
Welcome aboard if you need anything at all please let me know
At 5:05pm on April 15, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG FAMILY FRANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
At 9:57am on April 15, 2010, Marie B said…
hi there Frank! here are some tips and FAQs

http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

welcome to TuDiabetes!
At 9:40am on April 15, 2010, The Diabetic Welfare Queen said…
Welcome to our community! :)
 
 
 

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