I Have Type 1 diabetes,recently on Tricare insurance.
Which paid for all my medications making it as little as 14 dollars for 2 bottles of Novolog. I was recently cut off my dads insurance because I turned 21.Ive called the insurance and there's ABOSOLUTELY nothing I can do (Obama has only extended it to 28 if your in school in which im not in school).SO I HAVE ONE BOTTLE OF NOVOLOG LEFT THAT WILL MAYBE LAST ME 2 WEEKS...I HAVE NO INSURANCE,WHICH NOVOLOG IS OVER 200 $ FOR 1 BOTLE WITH…
What has helped you find comfort in living with diabetes? Read how Cynthia Jones found local support after her type 2 diabetes diagnosis in our latest Discuss Diabetes post.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 10, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
I was at a conference late last week and my blood sugars were great! Average of 7.8 mmol/L (140 mg/dl), which is great considering I was travelling for 12 hours each way and crossing time zones. (I live on the west coast of Canada, the conference was on the east coast of the U.S.) Also, the fact that I hardly ate probably helped ... I was just too busy to eat, and/or slept in and missed breakfast, and/or the foods were all pure carbs, and/or my plate was taken away before I was done eating…Continue
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2011 during my 23rd year of teaching in NYC's public school system. I intended to quit immediately, however, at the request of my principal, I decided to stay until the end of that school year. During those four months, I secured a Health Coach and Personal Trainer. As a result, I lost 25 pounds and looked and felt so much better. The following month after my retirement from teaching, I began an online course in nutrition. By the end of that…Continue
How many items do we collect in our lives that remind us of prior times, both good and bad? I know I have several, and I treasurer all of them. For instance I have a picture in my work area of my mother and Father when they were dating. It was made in a photo booth around 1952 or 53 and it gives a glimpse of how happy my parents were at that very moment. It is not something I could ever replace no matter how hard I…Continue
I am not asking you to deny the reality of what you are living with each day. I'm encouraging to take your life back.
Added by Mom of a Winner on December 8, 2013 at 10:43pm — No Comments
Kennedy has a skin infection from a pod and we changed her out this morning,
bizzarely while filling the pod with 200 u, some insulin came out the fill port, in a little pool. So I said to myself crap, I really need this 200 units in here cause of puberty and she uses every bit of it,
i tried to put a guesstimate more in there from how much was in the pool,
it calibrated fine, and when she inserted she felt it go in, but then we saw a big pool of insulin in and around…Continue
I dont see why we call it diabetes so from now on im gonna call it live-abetes! just sayin'!!
December 7th, 2013
Type 1 40+ yrs
Thank all of you in the tudiabetes community. I have found the comments, advice, suggestions not only helpful in allaying my fears but also increasing my personal awareness and instilling a wider care for ALL of us and others w/ chronic diseases.
The previous link to my blog didn't work. Everything is well again. Enjoy. I hope you are blessed.
Diaguy (Legend In His Own Mind)
Have you met Diaguy? If you have you will never forget him. He is employed at the local hospital mostly as a janitor, though he does get to sweep the lab occasionally. But Diaguy will never willingly tell you about what he does. He is a sleek guy, he carries his pump low and he will tell all who listen that he can draw it low and slow for that quick, unsuspecting bolus. He often hangs at the bar impressing…Continue
When our child is newly diagnosed, feelings of great guilt and anger overwhelm us. You are not alone. Maybe this can help...It's Not Your Fault
Added by Mom of a Winner on December 4, 2013 at 9:26pm — No Comments
Just spent 20 minutes sending and writing a message to Lotsofshots who's smiling face does more to lighten my burden than all the tablets insulin and pain killers what an awful thing pain killers why not pain relief or pain inhibitors or just Fred I am lucky because here in the UK my medication and everything related to it is free, well not free you have to pay National Insurance all your life to qualify but the State does take care of you,as Christmas approaches for me there is something…Continue
This is my first blog post and I can't wait to hear from the TuDiabetes community. My wife has been diabetic for 26 years. She was diagnosed when she was 8 years old. She has always been fairly stable and since I met her she hasn't had an A1c above 7. We have a 19mo old son. The only problem is that she is facing blindness in her left eye (and possibly right) and none of our doctors can explain why. I am sharing our story for a number of reasons. My first hope is that…Continue
It is now very clear to me that I happened to be the recipient of a bad lot # in my shipment of the "new" Omnipod. Here's hoping things can change! I really want to stay with this system but it definitely had a very negative impact on my Thanksgiving out of town... (and no, the desserts did not help matters!)
Added by jen627 on December 4, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments
What diabetes milestones have you celebrated? Read the story of Richard Vaughn, a.k.a. Richard157, who has lived with diabetes for 68 years and is a Joslin 50-Year Medalist in our latest Discuss Diabetes post. Best, Laura K.
Added by Laura K, Sanofi US Diabetes on December 4, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
While doing birthday greetings this morning I went to the page for “Bebo321” and she has a simple yet provocative question on her page. “Diabetes blogging, how do you advocate”? I suppose it is provocative for me since I started blogging.
By the way this is blog number 131, of my personal commitment to write 200 blogs. So I have written 130 blogs, and Bebo on her page asked the question, how do you…Continue