My doctor approved me to get a pump a few weeks ago. I chose to go with Animas and have been waiting weeks since till I can get approval from my insurance. That seems to be the only thing they are…Continue
I have finally been approved to get a pump by my doctor and met with both the Animas and Medtronic reps over the last two days. I was completely decided upon getting the Animas, as the pump stands…Continue
"This thread is pretty old, but I wanted to post a picture of my upcoming medical tattoo. It's a pretty rough sketch and the tattoo artist is drawing up several ideas for me and tweaking it. I'm going next Monday to get it done and I'm…"
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"I thought I would use the calorie king in the meter-remote more than I actually do. I did go in and put other stuff in and delete things, but it's honestly just a lot of scrolling up and down to get to the things. I could probably add most of…"
"Woooohoooo Congratulations!!! I've been on insulin in mine for one week.. my numbers are not so great right now though.. they are all over the place! Keep us posted on how you're doing. I hope everything runs as smoothly as possible. =]"
"Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I should call them and see if I can get a dexcom test drive kit, obviously you got to try it out easily you're self. I'm also working on my insurance to get me one at some point, hopefully only a few more…"
"Maybe you could call up whoever did your training and ask them to use the Dexcom for a week? If not them then I'm sure perhaps maybe someone from Dexcom would let you.. I am really starting to like it a lot! I think I may look into the cost. :]"
Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I should call them and see if I can get a dexcom test drive kit, obviously you got to try it out easily you're self. I'm also working on my insurance to get me one at some point, hopefully only a few more months left :)
I want to get a DM med alert tattoo. I haven't decided between the Caduceus and the Staff of Asclepius. I love medicine/healthcare so I was going to get something similar before my diagnosis so now I am just changing it a bit. I will post ideas once I figure out how to do that! haha I also really want the new international DM symbol, baby blue hollow circle on my wrist but I have to be able to cover it with a bracelet or watch so I am holding off on that now.
hi vani, welcome! if you click on "Forum" on the top banner you will find hundreds of discussions on pumps. I have the Accu-chek Spirit, not the most popular, but I appreciate that you get a backup pump for those rare times when there's a malfunction.
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