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Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times

Started this discussion. Last reply by Slybrock Apr 13. 81 Replies

Todays Sunday Times has a first page article on the exploding cost…Continue

Tags: pump, disease, chronic, costs, NYTimes

Seven Year Itch

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Jan 20. 16 Replies

It's been seven years since my diagnosis and I fear my relationship to diabetes is heading for some tough times. It's not that I'm looking to trade T1 for a younger, cuter chronic illness. No…Continue

When you're sick do you adjust your insulin:carb ratio in addition to bumping up your basal?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JLJ504 Jan 2. 16 Replies

I've been dealing with a cold the last couple days with modest success. I've managed to keep my bg readings under 180 for the most part although I haven't yet managed to break under 120.I've bumped…Continue

Beaten almost Broken

Started this discussion. Last reply by still_young_at_heart May 4, 2013. 25 Replies

by Medtronic....I switched to a Medtronic pump after my Cozmo's warranty expired and it has been a very rough transition. It hasn't helped that I had to start during tax season (I'm a CPA) so that I…Continue

 

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Slybrock replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Thanks for sharing your experience. Everyone should have access to the best possible diabetes management tools and support regardless of insurance or financial situation....IMO."
Apr 13
acidrock23 replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Many in the US have to pay a copay, often a %age, in the US. It can be quite a bit, 20% of 5000 or 7500 or 8000, because there's a bunch of crap that goes along with a pump, appointments with a pump nurse, doctor, blah blah blah, I went through…"
Apr 12
Slybrock replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Just reading the comments... pumps are quite expensive yes... and if my health insurance did not pay for my pump my opinion may be different. However the high price tag pays for R&D, and hopefully financing further advancements to pump therapy.…"
Apr 12
GinaY liked still_young_at_heart's discussion Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times
Apr 12
acidrock23 replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"I thought it was interesting, as the flamewar re-erupted today, to note that the person writing the article is, in fact a doctor. It was also interesting as the NYT reply was rather condescending to the DOC in general, did not take the time to…"
Apr 12
Trudy liked still_young_at_heart's discussion Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times
Apr 12
acidrock23 replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Not to mention the doc who's wound up about the talking meters is sort of displaying a total lack of tech savvy since, in medical terms, they aren't that expensive. A quick google shopping search brings up some for like $30. Big deal…"
Apr 10
kphil06 replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"The author targets big-pharma in a lot of her work. She raises some valid points- yes, treatment for T1D today is more expensive than it was in 1983- but misses the big picture. Education and support are the two topics that don't get touched in…"
Apr 9
karen replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Of course...and it is a great that a talking meter is an option. I can't imagine being blind before there were even meters, and we had to pee on a strip and compare the color to a chart! I would bet my pocket that Dr. Joel Zonszein wishes he…"
Apr 9
lotsofshots replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Really if you are blind you would need the meter to talk to you."
Apr 9
lotsofshots replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"I am a thin type one and even though I keep saying that my records state type 2. Since we are only five percent we are treated like type twos. It is very frustrating. I have gone to doctors who, after I say I am a type one, actually then asked me if…"
Apr 9
lotsofshots replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Good points.Greed trumps the health of another human."
Apr 9
Eucritta replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"I was really bothered by the knocking of talking meters, too. Thing is, it's not just about diabetic retinopathy - my step-grandmother, for instance, who was dx'd with T2 in her 80s, had lost most of her vision by that time to macular…"
Apr 9
David (dns) replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Indeed it is, and it happens every day. You just punched one of my biggest hot buttons with the medical establishment. ;-)"
Apr 9
Dave replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"I don't know... sounds entertaining! My hypos have never been like that, and I wan't to know how to switch on this psychadelic hypo mode in case I have another :-)"
Apr 9
Dave replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Terry, your analysis is spot-on, but incomplete.Business finance is complex, and like so many things, most people have all sorts of misunderstandings and lack of understanding that leads to harmful conclusions (not saying this is the case with you…"
Apr 9

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Date diagnosed
January 30, 2007
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Cozmo

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At 3:34pm on October 3, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVO on being a FEATURED MEMBER Maurie!! AWESOME!

At 6:31pm on October 1, 2013, rick phillips said…

Still_young_at_heart congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 6:11am on July 18, 2013, Sai said…

Hi there, how are you doing? Just wanted to say hi to all my friends on TUD. Logging in after a long time :)

At 9:03pm on February 18, 2013, nel said…

Congrats Dear still_young at_ heart Maurie for receiving the " Communication & Information " Award ...you sure keep me young too :) ...all the Best from across the line !!

At 3:42pm on February 18, 2013, Linda G said…

Given the Communications and Information award, then being a FEATURED MEMBER!!! Bravo still_young_at_heart!!

At 9:30am on February 16, 2013, catlover said…

HI Maurie- Congrats on being awarded the Communications and Information. I always enjoy reading your comments on discussions members submit on the forums. They are insightful and always offer good advice. Keep up the good work. Cat

At 6:47am on February 15, 2013, Brian (bsc) said…

Congrats on your award Maurie and thanks for all you do on this site.

...brian

At 3:51am on February 15, 2013, Holger Schmeken said…

Congratulations for being awarded for all the positive support you have offered here.

At 5:34pm on February 14, 2013, Teena said…

At 3:37pm on February 14, 2013, Corinna said…

Congrats still_young_at_heart on receiving the Communications & Information Award & thank you for all you do to make TuDiabetes a better place for us touched by diabetes.

 
 
 

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