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Are insulin pumps accessible

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen Jan 26. 11 Replies

A friend has asked me if a totally blind person can use an insulin pump. Does anyone know. Thanks,Nancy

Tags: disability, pump, accessible, blind

Lantus pen question

Started this discussion. Last reply by KrabbyKelly Nov 23, 2013. 5 Replies

My insurance does not cover pen needles. Can I use another brand of pen needles? I am using BD presently. thanks,Nancy


Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Nov 30, 2013. 19 Replies

From what I am reading it is being suggested in the new guidelines that all diabetics should take a statin. I am not on one. I am concerned about side effects. Do you take a statin? How do you do?…Continue

Maintaining blood sugars during exercise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawnmarie Nov 18, 2013. 5 Replies

I would like to take 2classes at my Y, one is water aerobics, the second is yoga. When I get out of the pool my BS is 60's. Do I eat a 15 carb snack and glucose tabs for the next class? I have 15…Continue


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twinchick replied to GailD's discussion 'Oh no.... No more popcorn!'
"Ok,once in a while small bag of chips, nuts, But I love celery cut in bite size pieces with salt. That is my to go to. Nancy"
twinchick replied to Carolpa's discussion 'New Kid Here'
"Welcome Carol. I have had type 2 more than 20 years,exercise is very important to me. I eat oatmeal every morning. 30 carbs breakfast, lunch& supper. 15 snacks. Welcome again. Nancy"
Apr 4
twinchick replied to Linda's discussion 'Metforman Makes Me Sick Sick Sick'
"Trenia , we all react differently to medication and how it affects us. The other thing about metformin is if you eat a high fat diet it will give you GI Distress. Watch your schedule of meals,snacks, and yes exercise.Nancy"
Mar 30
twinchick replied to Nancy beneteai's discussion 'spouse/family minimizing T2'
"I think education is a very important step when a partner has diabetes. My husband sat next to me while I took a class for 4 hours. He tested his blood sugar, he is not a type2. I have had this for 22 years. He is there. Now , I had young teens when…"
Mar 28
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NOTE THE DATE CHANGE Live interview: "the Athletic Diabetic" with Gary Scheiner, CDE at TuDiabetes homepage

March 18, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Bring your toughest diabetes questions!!  Gary is up for a challenge.Gary is a certified diabetes educator, insulin-pump and continuous glucose monitor user and trainer, and Masters-level exercise physiologist.  He serves on the advisory boards of several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies; volunteers…See More
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twinchick replied to rainbowcrane's discussion 'Emotional Stress and Blood Sugar Control'
"3. Many first applications are denied,get an attorney to assist you. I hope you are able to get things straightened out. Nancy"
Feb 13
twinchick replied to Mark's discussion 'BY By Pump'
"Talk with your local agency on aging for assistance. They can determine what is covered. Nancy"
Feb 8
twinchick replied to dishers's discussion 'Test strips where do you dispose of them?'
"I put mine in my meter case,then put that in where I dispose of my needles. Nancy"
Feb 5
twinchick replied to Larbabe's discussion 'Meter Experiences and Advice?'
"I use a Bayer Contour nextUSB meter and just love it. Never had a strip problem. I like downloading numbers for my endo. The Bayer staff concerning meters are very helpful. Nancy"
Feb 3
Jen replied to twinchick's discussion 'Are insulin pumps accessible'
"My brother is an engineer, and I bet he could take apart a pump and make it talk if he was interested ... I don't think it's technically hard to do. I just think no company is interested. Your idea of writing to someone isn't a bad…"
Jan 26
artwoman replied to twinchick's discussion 'Are insulin pumps accessible'
"This sounds like it is totally from out in left field but...I recall reading about a woman who wrote to either Steve Jobs or Bill Gates and introduced herself as a person with type 1 who used an insulin pump. Then challenged them to come up with…"
Jan 26
Jen replied to twinchick's discussion 'Are insulin pumps accessible'
"Those devices are bar code readers. They read the barcodes on the products (the same ones that the checkout scanner uses) and then matches it to the product name and price in a database. It wouldn't work with the pump because it doesn't…"
Jan 26
artwoman replied to twinchick's discussion 'Are insulin pumps accessible'
"All I can think of would be that device (I saw a report on the news about it a while ago) that helps by reading the codes on products in grocery stores and can also read the prices. Maybe that could be applied to using a pump?"
Jan 26
Jen replied to twinchick's discussion 'Are insulin pumps accessible'
"At one time there was a relatively small company, I believe the same people that make the accessible Prodigy Voice meter, who were working on an accessible pump. I haven't heard anything about its progress in years, though, and suspect it has…"
Jan 25
Jen replied to twinchick's discussion 'Are insulin pumps accessible'
"I've used iOS as an example of accessibility before that doesn't add anything to cost, weight, or sleekness. Plus, many people don't even realize that things like ATMs and ticket kiosks are accessible if headphones are plugged in…"
Jan 25
Janet Huyser replied to twinchick's discussion 'Are insulin pumps accessible'
"what would happen if a few of us who needed this technology were to sue them for failure to meet their ADA obligations? I'm willing to start a class action process... there's even a blind attorney in our region who might be willing to get…"
Jan 25

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At 11:54am on September 30, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home twinchick....
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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At 6:36am on September 30, 2012, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 4:06pm on September 29, 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 1:45pm on September 29, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY MY FRIEND!!!!!! Please enjoy it here with us!!!
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