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how do you "celebrate" your diabetes anniversary!?

Started this discussion. Last reply by ambee Nov 15, 2012. 26 Replies

Hiya, I am a T1 coming up on  my 25th anniversary. Sometime in August 1985, when i was 11. Its wild to think about! Been some years when i didnt take such good care, and some others when i have dont…Continue

 

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LadyNononoke replied to heather m's discussion 'how do you "celebrate" your diabetes anniversary!?'
"Well today I mark my 17th year of being a Diabetic. The funny thing is my doctor is baffle that I underwent a long period without insulin after I was diagnosed with it and underwent insulin treatment for around 6-12 months then was taken off the…"
Nov 14, 2012
Timothy replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I don't know what state you are in but in California there is PCIP, pre existing insurance program. The only catch is that you need to be uninsured for 6 months to apply. I had to take cobra, and after it was done Kaiser was forced to take me…"
Apr 11, 2012
heather m replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"thanks everyone for all your responses. I guess the collective opinion, was what i was thinking was safest... I better pay for Cobra. And keep praying for the job offer - and that i can negotiate health insurance to start right away. Take good care,…"
Mar 16, 2012
Jennifer replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I am in the healthcare field - I know it is pricey - but I would recommend to do the COBRA. Before diagnosis - when off of my parent's plan and starting a new job - it was 90 days before my coverage kicked in. I had a sever asthma attack and…"
Mar 13, 2012
Chuck replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"i think there is acouple more years to go before that goes into effect"
Mar 12, 2012
Hope replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I thought if you had continuous coverage that the new insurance was not allowed to use the pre-existing condition thing? I thought that this was one of the newer health care changes. I don't know though for sure."
Mar 12, 2012
Tracy replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Hi Heather, We were on Kaiser insurance, when my husband lost his w2 job. We tried to get on a individual plan, twice, with no luck. We ran the Cobra out to the end ( $18,000) and we were going to go on extension, to get to 2014, when hopefully…"
Mar 12, 2012
Kate's Mom replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"You are better off sticking with Cobra--pricey but worth it. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer while on Cobra and then couldn't buy her own insurance when her Cobra ran out. My husband is a kidney transplant recipient and had to use Cobra…"
Mar 12, 2012
Chris replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Sorry you're going through this. I have been where you are and know exactly what you are faced with. I had no choice but to Cobra. The nice thing about that was that everything went on uninterrupted and I had time to find other choices.…"
Mar 12, 2012
Chuck replied to heather m's discussion 'Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Heather, I went through the same thing when I got laid off.... I had to beg and bum from Family Doctor and the Endo I was seeing at the time for Insulin and needles. I had to wait a year to get insurance at my new job due to Type I being…"
Mar 12, 2012
heather m added a discussion to the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
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Has anyone had issues with "pre-existing conditions" on insurance and on a pump?

Hi!I'm a type 1 for 27+years. Just lots my job and insurance the last day of Jan. My company gave us no notice and cut off the insurance the next day ;(. I have the option to buy into Cobra, but of course, its really pricey.So I am thinking of not doing cobra, while hoping one of my job leads happens soon. I have enough insulin/strips/pump supplies to (hopefully) hold me over until a new job/insurance starts. But I am hearing about people getting stuck with insurance claiming Type 1 as a…See More
Mar 12, 2012
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Feb 27, 2012
heather m replied to heather m's discussion 'Motor error?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Yeah, I was surprised too. After reading everyone's posts here yesterday I called again, and sure enough. they were open. The guy i spoke with said they'll send out a new pump immediately. Nothing he could do. And couldnt explain the…"
Jan 3, 2011
heather m replied to heather m's discussion 'Motor error?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Thanks everybody.   Have repeatedly called minimed, and its like they have shut down their system for New years weekend. Read someone else's post that they could get a hold of MM during Christmas too. So you just leave your date of birth…"
Jan 2, 2011
Gary Harrison replied to heather m's discussion 'Motor error?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Heather I had the same problem as stevecu, mine happened as I was priming, and i found it to be a bad reservoir. But I still let Minimed know for thr record, as my pump was only two months old But as Stevecu said, call Minimed ASAP and get it on the…"
Jan 1, 2011
Jennifer replied to heather m's discussion 'Motor error?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I had his error a couple.of weeks ago. It was during reminding. They said maybe I hit he esc key why reminding. Theg ran me through some steps and the pump was OK. Definitely call MM."
Jan 1, 2011

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info, support, new friends
Date diagnosed
August 10, 1985
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on the pump
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Minimed paradigm

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At 2:28pm on January 25, 2010, Lois said…
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Hope you are having a grand day today. Also wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

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At 2:22am on November 28, 2009, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Heather! Glad that you are here!

Check out the Forum where you can search old discussions or start a new one! And our groups where you can find members that you have something in common with!

When you get a chance, add a photo of yourself or something related to you-- it helps us recognize you in discussions!
At 9:27am on November 27, 2009, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 1:50pm on November 26, 2009, Doris D said…
Welcome Heather!!!!
 
 
 

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