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Prescription incentives

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mhazelip Mar 19, 2013. 4 Replies

Have you ever wondered why a doctor would place so much faith, and so insistently suggest a CGM, especially sine they are fraught with such unreliability?? I have a High Deductible Health Plan,…Continue

Constant reliability problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Spock Nov 21, 2012. 1 Reply

Now that I have that new battery cap, started with another new sensor and it ran fine for a few hours, calibrating sucessfully. In the past half hour though, I got "weak signal" , for 30 mins; then…Continue

 

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john replied to Cocheze's discussion '"My aunt's a diabetic and she works at a bank"' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"The one I like best is " I had an uncle/aunt/ grandparent with that...and they lost a foot/ leg/ went blind.....how do you feel about having it?" Response: "I just love it, I think everyone should have it....don't you?""
Mar 21
john updated their profile
Mar 11
john replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Worse Diabetic Moments?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Aw hell, I had a boss who tried to intimidate me, and made fun of me having diabetes, in business meetings, in front of others. I just ignored him, did a blood test in front of everyone, then whipped out an insulin pen and gave myself a pre lunch…"
Feb 17
john replied to MelissaBL's discussion 'Future of the Navigator - My Dinner with Abbott...' in the group Freestyle Navigator Users
"Thank you so very much for such an objective, factual, discourse. I am a MM user but have been following the Abbott story since before I got a CGM. I'll patiently wait for their new unit before I replace the meter I have now. John"
Feb 10
john replied to Joan's discussion 'CGM and air travel' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"I agree. Internsational security is sometimes a little more inquisitive(?) so I always tell them I have a transmitter implanted, "right here" and have left it on and running. The CGM itself, I just put it in the little tub, or request a…"
Feb 4
john replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Hyperglycemic Effects' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I don't think there is a good way to "handle" such episodes. At leats you recognize it and can try to compensate for it. Obviously, best not to let my BG get so high! But, I'm not perfect either."
Jan 23
john replied to Kj's discussion 'Insurance not covering Contour Next Test Strips' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Darnedest thing. I had a similar situation, but I had the Doc. write a prescription for the Contour Next and, voila, they arrived, covered by Medicare. (Obamacare has forced me off my company plan, which was just fabulous). Prior to that, they had…"
Jan 15
john replied to john's discussion 'Medtronic 723 Revel sensors, Me and Medicare' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Thanks Carole. I plan not to give up too easily, if for no other reason than it makes economic sense for Medicare too. Over the past two years, I have not had a single emergency room, or other expensive paramedic visit. So, despite their inaccuracy,…"
Jan 14
Carole replied to john's discussion 'Medtronic 723 Revel sensors, Me and Medicare' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Good luck on your battle. As far as I know Medicare will not pay for sensors. I am still using some out of date sensors that I bought before Medicare but I expect I will have to start paying for them myself. BTW - the soflsensors are 10/$439 and…"
Jan 13
john replied to bob maloney's discussion 'What's the record for the days a sensor has lasted?' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Thanks Seth, that was pretty cute."
Jan 10
john replied to bob maloney's discussion 'What's the record for the days a sensor has lasted?' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"I usually get 6 days, then then it starts giving me a lot of "weak signal" "warm up" and "lost sensor" alerts so it's not worth the aggravation for me to go longer"
Jan 10
john replied to bob maloney's discussion 'What's the record for the days a sensor has lasted?' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Sam, whereabouts, on your thigh, do you insert that sofsensor? I have not had any luck with this site....yet"
Jan 9
john replied to bob maloney's discussion 'What's the record for the days a sensor has lasted?' in the group Continuous Glucose Monitor Users
"Seth, where, on your arm, did you insert that sofsensor?"
Jan 9
john replied to Alycat's discussion 'Worth it to switch?' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I use the 723 and sofsensor; Believe me, there's nothing soft about that sucker! I hear good things, from my overseas connections, who have used the new Enlite sensor with the 723 and it works just fine, regardless of what our precious FDA may…"
Jan 6
john commented on Bernard's group 'Continuous Glucose Monitor Users'
Dec 17, 2013
john commented on Bernard's group 'Continuous Glucose Monitor Users'
"I'm with you guys. Most times, the actual readings are hopelessly inacurate, but it is the trends that concerns me. Yes, I get a lot of false alarms, especially for the remainder of the day after a long (10+ miles) run. I also have site…"
Dec 17, 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?
learn new things tips and tricks for better management
Date diagnosed
April 4, 1986
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.5 December 2013
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots, CGM, Diet and Exercise
Tell us more about you (optional)
Try to manage it well. I run between 6 adn 12 miles per day, sail my old boat and teach others to sail. Also like to compete in long distance runs, because I'm too old to be very good at anything under 6 miles! Backpacking and exploring are other areas of interest to me.
I have a wife, two grown daughters, with their own families, and 6 grandchildren.
Having lived in a couple of socialist countries, I am also now quite conservative; no more of that "equally shared misery' thanks.
I worked for John Deere, Komatsu and International Harvester; in the heavy machinery industry, managing various sales and service operations in several countries of the world.

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At 7:12pm on December 12, 2011, 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 4:40pm on December 12, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home john....
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".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:22pm on December 12, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!

At 1:13pm on December 12, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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