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REQUEST FOR CGMS: DENIED BY INSURANCE



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So, it was an ugly fight, with my HR department and my threat of a civil lawsuit later that I have now been on the CGMS for d days and 2 hours.



It has already caught a very bad high that I was able to treat and caught a nasty very rapidly falling BG when it hit 70..wnet down to 60 before I got it back up--but… Continue

Added by Denise Bevard on June 21, 2008 at 4:47pm — No Comments

REQUEST FOR CGMS: DENIED BY INSURANCE

Gina over at Diabetes Talkfest has declared July 1st as Continuous Glucose Monitor System Denial Day. I personally have not been denied the CGMS . . . . but that is partly because I haven't tried to get coverage for one yet. The way things seem to be going, once my doctor and I decide I am ready to use one, chances are very good the insurance company will say it's a no go.



This is completely unacceptable! Let's raise our… Continue

Added by Karen Graffeo on June 21, 2008 at 1:47pm — No Comments

is it just me?

today i'd like to touch up on the subject of mood swings and mental health disorders. i'd like to know, is it just me or do you all have raging mood swings and other problems too? i'm currently on three psychological medications - one for bipolar, one for anxiety, and another for ocd. perhaps it's just the life i've lived that has left me in this state. but perhaps diabetes had at least some hand in it. i won't go into the specifics of my life because 1) i don't need to sob on every stranger's… Continue

Added by Bek on June 21, 2008 at 10:31am — 4 Comments

Don't keep your Diabetes Pent-up Inside You

I realize at times, sometimes I do keep my Diabetes pent up inside me. SO DONT. Like the subconsiouss things it made me doo. I was going through a bad BG time, so I was very anxious about my sugars I would cover up screen of my meter and slowly look at the numbers hoping for a 1....no 3s which was my problem.



Diabetes is something we need to share. At times when I was first diagnosed I would break down crying wondering "why me", but now it has made me stronger. Its a burden and, in… Continue

Added by James on June 21, 2008 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Crunchy Cheesy Rice Balls w/ Cumin Chicken

Last night I made the rice balls I've been describing and contemplating for so long. I had two thawed chicken breasts, and my mother requested my Cumin Chicken dish. To accompany it I sautéed some carrots & onions, and Steff made a spinach & arugula salad with grated carrots and green onions.…







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Added by Walker on June 20, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Diabetes in your 30's

It's very interesting to see how my body reacts to certain things now that I'm in my 30's. I have a theory that after 26 years of having diabetes, my body has been worn down in ways that I (and doctor's) don't know--. I find that at the end of the day, I seem to be more exhausted than the "average" person. I am an early riser and I do work out everyday but I find that if I stay up later than my normal routine, I'm absolutely knackered! Especially if my day has been filled with rollercoaster… Continue

Added by K.Coops on June 20, 2008 at 12:32pm — 5 Comments

I guess I can't help everyone

I have a co-worker who is T2 and she doesn't follow or even attempt to follow her diabetes routine! She drives me up the wall...lol I know I shouldn't force people to follow any routine but come on....when will people learn!!! I know some people are stuck in their ways but come on you have a disease that you can manage if you choose too! I told her that she is more act risk for cardio disease, stroke, rheinopathy and neuropathy to name a few... she said she knew...I watched her take 2 Olive… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on June 19, 2008 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

fifty.

my blood sugar is 50. i treated and im just sitting here feelin fifty and typing. took too much insulin.

i have a theory that low blood sugars kill brain cells over time. just thought i'd letcha know.

Added by dino on June 19, 2008 at 6:47pm — 7 Comments

Bummer

Today, I just got the device needed to make the carelink program work for my pump. I spent a while just trying to make it work. Then I discover that the data isn't presented in a organized way. All I wanted was to see BG, Carbs, and Insulin over the course of my meals and 2hr posts for 4-5 days. Something presented in a spreadsheet type way. OH :( well I guess I'll go back to writing down my BGs.

Added by James on June 19, 2008 at 6:44pm — 3 Comments

Experiencing Grace in the Summertime

Hi Guys!



Happy (almost) first day of summer! I just wanted to let you know I'm still alive and kickin'! Last month I celebrated my 31st birthday and 20 years of complication free diabetes. I am now a member of the Diabetes Daily family, and a regular contributor to their website through my blog, "Amazing Grace." I have been on my insulin pump (Paradigm) for several months now… Continue

Added by Amylia Grace on June 19, 2008 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

if at first you don't succeed...

i'm engaged. that, of course, means i'm going to be getting married. and in my mind that can only lead to one thing - babies. so here i am, a young woman without the greatest track record in the world in regards to my health, trying to figure out how i can have them healthily and without everyone in my life trying to wrap me in bubble wrap so i don't get hurt. i've been doing research and since i have no indications of any looming complications my only real barrier at the moment is my A1c.… Continue

Added by Bek on June 19, 2008 at 8:49am — 6 Comments

6 months

I've been something of an emotional wreck over the past week -- there's been a lot going on, and my communication skills have been, well, shoddy. I've felt isolated, but unable to reach out, overwhelmed, but unable to ask for help, and fatigued, but unable to close my eyes and sleep.



In the past seven days, we've had appointments with Richard's pediatrician, his endocrinologist, his insulin pump trainer, his physical therapist, and our family's social worker. I've exchanged emails… Continue

Added by Katie B on June 19, 2008 at 7:43am — 3 Comments

Team Type 1

They are truely inspirational, last year they won the annual Race Across America by an incredible three hours!



Team Type 1 manages their diabetes during this grueling event with Apidra Insulin, Abbott Diabetes Care Freestyle Navigator , a continuous glucose monitoring system, Omnipod Wireless Pumps , use Dex 4 fast acting glucose, and race on the best of bikes, Orbea.



"Team Type 1’s goal is to prove that by using the tools provided to manage diabetes, exercise and healthy… Continue

Added by James on June 19, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Starting the Byetta pen....WOW!

I've finally gotten over an intense fear of needles (with the help of a great counselor), and I took my first injection of Byetta today without panic or wincing. Autocover needles helped too!



After taking my first shot, I proceded to eat a Swanson fish TV dinner (the 89 cent jobs). Bad choice I know, but the veggies in them are pretty good. I ate the whole thing, but it took me over 15 minutes due to the way the meds were making me feel! Before, I could eat 2 of those things in 5… Continue

Added by Kris Gainsforth on June 18, 2008 at 4:53pm — 1 Comment

DiabetesTalkFest and DiabetesDaily sport new Home Pages!

Our friends over at DiabetesTalkFest and DiabetesDaily are sporting new home pages.



DiabetesTalkFest

Gina and Jon's site dedicated to diabetes chats now sports a fresher look with a new color palette where the services of the site are easier to visualize (big type!) You can access the past chat transcripts and stay abreast of upcoming guest chat sessions.…



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Added by Manny Hernandez on June 18, 2008 at 12:41pm — 4 Comments

HEY!

Hey my name is James, and I am 14. I love music and play the piano and guitar. I also love to run CC. I'm into martial arts, are there and jujitsu people out there? My screenname for AIM is jmw10456 if you ever wanna talk.

I was diagnosed on Feb. 13, 2006, the day before Valentines Day! I've been on the pump for a little over a year, and its great!

Added by James on June 18, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Yo-yo sleeping

Yesterday, I went to the Endo and he said I was experiencing the Dawn P. WE adjusted my insulin to .60 from 12am-6am. I woke up this morning at 94, not too shabby.

Overall my appointment went well. He suggested I put in a request for the Dexcom system, I agreed and I am going to try it. I know how tricare works...I am going to have to appeal their decision. I am prepared.

I don't get insurance companies...



One more thing, I am so Happy that the Boston Celtic's beat the LA… Continue

Added by Sweeter Cherise on June 18, 2008 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

Fish Tacos (better than you'd think)

I had about 2 filets left from my Spicy Citrus Tilapia, along with some onions in the fridge that I'd prepared earlier. I've got chicken thawing for tomorrow's dinner, so I decided to raid the leftovers and make something of them. I've got to start keeping some lettuce or such on hand for the sake of pictures.







The recipe below calls for twice the fish I had on hand. After I simmered… Continue

Added by Walker on June 17, 2008 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

Changes..!

I recently have had such an attitude change, and i'm not sure how it came about. but, now i jus am so full of life! and i love every second of it :). i've had diabetes since 2001, and a little while back i got depressed over it [like i'm sure everyone has gotten].. and stoped checking my b.s. but now i've had a change of heart. i've been checking my b.s., writing it down.. getting ON top of my diabetes :). i've finally realized what i should of known the whole time.

i'm guna have diabetes… Continue

Added by Katie on June 17, 2008 at 4:13pm — 3 Comments

Denied CGM Coverage.

My insurance company has denied my claim to have my CGM covered. So now we battle.

I've written a letter to Oxford Health (posted on my blog) and am now waiting for Round Two of the appeal process. Diabetics and their caregivers deserve to have access to all available resources to manage their diabetes. Insurance companies should be able to put a price tag on my health, or on yours.

I'm not going down without a fight, damnit.

Added by Kerri Sparling on June 17, 2008 at 1:59pm — 4 Comments

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