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Cigna Insurance

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy Feb 11, 2011. 3 Replies

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

Which pump to choosed?!?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dude Feb 2, 2011. 10 Replies

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

Tags: Medtronic, Animas


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Feb 20, 2012
vani replied to Jax's discussion 'Ideas for a Medical Alert Tattoo- What do you have?' in the group Inked Diabetics
Feb 17, 2012
vani replied to Jax's discussion 'Ideas for a Medical Alert Tattoo- What do you have?' in the group Inked Diabetics
"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…"
Jan 24, 2012
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For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (…See More
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Inked Diabetics

If you have tattoos, or simply admire others' ink, this is your home! If you've ever had people say, "Tattoos? But you're diabetic!", come on in! Share artists, responsible studios, locales...A place to share your ink (keep it tasteful, kiddies!)See More
Jan 24, 2012
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"have you used this? I just learned about it. Seriously considering getting the prescription for it. it sounds great. Any feedback would be helpful and most appreciated"
May 23, 2011
vani replied to SiggyB's discussion 'Question Regarding the "Ping" Pump and the Calorie King carb counting feature.' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"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…"
Mar 28, 2011
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vani replied to Amy's discussion 'too long to write in a comment' in the group Animas Insulin Pump Users
"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. =]"
Mar 5, 2011
John left a comment for vani
"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…"
Mar 4, 2011
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Feb 28, 2011
vani left a comment for John
"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. :]"
Feb 28, 2011
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Feb 28, 2011
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Opening my new pump

"I'm jealous you are on insulin! I have to wait till March 3rd"
Feb 27, 2011
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At 12:27pm on March 4, 2011, John said…
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 :)
At 11:50am on January 28, 2011, Jax said…
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.
At 2:23pm on January 26, 2011, Jax said…
I like your tattoo! I am working on the design for my second one! And location for that matter. Are you getting the ping? I just got one a few weeks ago and I love it.
At 3:38pm on January 20, 2011, Doris D said…
Your more than welcome! Please enjoy it here with us!
At 3:12pm on January 20, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello Vani and Welcome. Great pictures!
At 9:40am on January 14, 2011, catlover said…
Hi vani- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.
At 12:37pm on January 13, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups on the site. It is a great way to get to know the community.
At 10:03am on January 13, 2011, Doris D said…
At 6:46am on January 13, 2011, Marie B said…
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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