hanalin2
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  • Clearwater, FL
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Looking for Test Strips for Clinic in Belize

Started Oct 22, 2013 0 Replies

Hi everyone,I will be volunteering for a year at a clinic in Belize. They have nothing for their diabetic patients right now, their patients cant really get access to A1cs, test strips, insulins,…Continue

Tags: donations, Strips, Test

How long NPH and R REALLY last unrefriderated

Started Oct 22, 2013 0 Replies

Yes, I know the reccomendations, but...better to have not-as-good insulin than NO insulin. Looking for solutions for a community with heat, humidity, and no electricity or money. Is NPH and R an…Continue

Tags: open, expiration, life, shelf, unfrefridgerated

Looking to Trade my One Touch Strips in for Contour Next Strips

Started Nov 14, 2012 0 Replies

My insurance next year is going to REALLY suck, as in I wont be able to buy strips any more (I am in charge of a percentage of the medication/strip costs not a copay). So I am going to have to trade…Continue

Tags: sell, trade, strips, test

 

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hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"thanks, i was starting to think the BCBS lady wasn't really talking out of a place of complete knowledge. This is what she told me, but it didn't make sense because I already qualified for the subsidy, the application, etc, through…"
Jan 25
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"yes so i dont understand why i dont qualify for bieng TOO low income. i am still high enough income to qualify for a subsidy, so why wouldn't i qualify for the better plan/coverage?"
Jan 25
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"jbowler sorry unrelated but thought u might know. my friend is getting the same health plan as me (BCBS FL) under the exchange. She has the same plan number but with a C next to it (they told me it stands for cost sharing). Her plan is waaaaay…"
Jan 25
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"tanks for all the info, very helpful indeed! the healthcare.gov site wont let me submit my application. says need to call to verify income. i am assuming this has to do with the fact they dont believe me when i say my income will be so low since the…"
Dec 1, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"haha"
Dec 1, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"I believe the plan I looked at is gold (maybe silver but I doubt it). There was a great platinum plan for $95 w/subsidy but that's too much given my income and I wont be in the US to actually use it. So, that means I'm looking solely for a…"
Nov 30, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"I am in a predicament with all this. I am almost definitely getting laid off next year I have been told. The healthcare.gov site, I predicted next year's income to be 11,500 (unemployment if I can't find another job) and thus they said I…"
Nov 30, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"your blood sugar goes to 100? I don't think I've ever seen that number haha. Ok, that makes a lot more sense of what you are saying regarding reason why subsidies are not available for poverty folks. So yes it would have been much much…"
Nov 16, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"Yes! And unfortunately I am not great at living with roommates otherwise I would be sharing a home (I need my sound space which is hard unless you find a completely sound proof house). Of course, what you described would mean having communities…"
Nov 16, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"can we just start over with our health system? its too broken to to do these "fixes" on such a backwards system it's like putting a bandaid on a broken leg, literally"
Nov 15, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"Not sure how this article is spinning the law, since I have not read it (the law). I do see how it would be an issue making hospitals explain more about why they feel the need to cover uninsured, or any way that the law would make it harder to cover…"
Nov 15, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"i stand corrected, i always hear talk of people getting married to have more benefits i.e. people who want gay marriage allowed want to have these benfits (i know that's the smaller issue for many, but still brought up). also, conservatives…"
Nov 15, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"yes, and unfortunately, employer provided plans (which most people are on) don't have that restriction, and wont be compelled to do so."
Nov 15, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"I do not understand, what would the penalty be for hospitals that offer care to the uninsured? I work for such a hospital. Since all hospitals are required by law to care for any patient regardless of insurance status, are you sure this is the…"
Nov 15, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"And remember, not all insurance plans count any prescriptions or copays as part of the out of pocket max. Wow, how did you get to be so knowledgable!"
Nov 15, 2013
hanalin2 replied to Timothy's discussion 'Affordable Care Act and Pump supplies.'
"I have to disagree with being single being better off. When you are single, as I have always been, you have no one to share the cost of housing. You have no one to decrease food costs (because cooking for one is soooooo much more expensive).…"
Nov 15, 2013

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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?
support, keep up to date, tricks of the trade
Date diagnosed
December 30, 1993
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
quality of life is most important
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed Paradigm

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Minimed Pumps - Keep Getting Pumps that Malfunction...anyone else?

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 2:35pm 1 Comment

OK so I use MiniMed since there aren't a lot of options out there and it's the main one...used it for quite a while and their software is the only one my doc uses. Plus integration of the CGM system. I also can only use metal sets so OmniPod is out. HOWEVER...

I got this Paradigm pump less than 2 years ago. It malfunctioned on me when I had just biked 10 miles and was taking a ferry to a middle of nowhere island. Completely stopped working, NO buttons would do anything it was just…

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At 4:17pm on August 21, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:01pm on August 21, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home hanalin2...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
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Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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"Young Adults with Diabetes".
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At 2:19pm on August 21, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

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