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Another one bites the dust...

.. and by "another one," I mean ME!

My husband and his siblings and I all went out for a long bike ride yesterday (this is where the trouble begins). We like to ride a trail out by the lake. It's about 20 miles around... and really fun. Anyway, we were all riding, talking and laughing... having a good time. My sister in law was trying to tell me something. She was in front of me, so it was kind of hard to hear her, so I rode a little (okay--- really close!) closer to her to listen.… Continue

Added by Stacie on July 2, 2008 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Devotion - To What?

This morning, the insights of Oswald Chambers meant a lot to me. He was discussing the words of Jesus in Luke 14:

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple."

This saying of Christ has always been a mystery to me. Why would he want us to "hate"? It sounds like fanaticism on the surface.

What Chambers said though seemed to get at the root of… Continue

Added by Tom Gohl on July 2, 2008 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Archer Farms Diet Orange Cream Soda! has a review of Archer Farms Diet Orange Cream Soda. If you're into sugar free drinks then this is something you might really enjoy. One interesting tidbit - they come in four packs like Jones sodas.

Added by Glucoholic on July 1, 2008 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Unbiased Medical Advice?

First of all, a hat tip to Peter Rost, as the physician and former drug marketer for Pfizer turned whistle-blower and blogger featured this story on his blog late last week.

At issue is something Americans, and perhaps too often, patients with diabetes fail to consider, and that is when their doctor(s) recommend the latest and greatest new drug, insulin, device or other… Continue

Added by Scott Strumello on July 1, 2008 at 6:30pm — No Comments


I have been both personally and professionally affected by the ongoing denial of CGM coverage by medical insurance companies.

I have felt, since the first time I wore a CGM system, that this technology represented an astounding leap forward in the management of diabetes. To know what food, exercise, sleep, sex, stress, etc, etc, etc, actually does to blood sugar, was like lifting a veil that had covered my diabetes management for the… Continue

Added by Mick on July 1, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment


Well I Have Only Just Joined This But I Just Wanted To Let Everyone Know That

Diabeties Should'nt Stop You From Doing Anything That You

Want To Achive:)

I Have Been Diagnoised With Diabeties Now For Nearly 14 Years,Many People Say I Must Be Sick And Tired

Of It But I'll Be TruthFull With You Im NOT!

And You Should'nt Either.

We Are Just Like Anybody Eles Just That We Have To Check Are Blood Sugers + Do Are Insuline

I Think That We Should Be Proud Of What…

Added by Heather on July 1, 2008 at 4:42pm — 1 Comment

The Loudoun Times-Mirror

I had an article written about me in the Loudoun Times-Mirror. It was advertising my dance schools (Studio Bleu) Dancing For Diabetes Week. They offered classes for a dollar and all of the money went to JDRF. It was fun to be interveiwed but the picture guy was a weirdo! It was great for raising awarness about diabetes and my dance school. Here's the link to the article.

Added by Riley on July 1, 2008 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

China here I come....

So this Thursday I am heading back for my 4th trip to China, my second to work in an orphanage. However, this time I am heading off with two great tips I learned here since joining tudiabetes. I have been on a pump for 12 years now, but from this site I learned I can request a loaner pump from Animas, which I did. I feel much more at ease knowing I have a backup with me:) The other thing I learned about is the frio wallet to keep my insulin cool. In the past… Continue

Added by Toni Crebbin on July 1, 2008 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

denied CGMs by insurance


>_o i'm giving my insurance company the stink eye today as i unite my voice with the many other diabetics out there who wish for insurance to cover a CGM for their diabetic treatment. i have crap-tastic medicare who budges on nothing and cares for no one. to be honest i was actually quite surprised that they covered my pump, especially after a two day… Continue

Added by Bek on July 1, 2008 at 9:00am — 3 Comments


As I mentioned in my last post, Gina has had the wonderful idea that we all raise our voices today and let the insurance companies know how much we need them to approve requests for CGMs.

I've been on my pump for about 2 1/2 months. Before I took the plunge, I couldn't see how the "new" pump technology could really help me any more than taking injections. After all, both have the same end result - getting… Continue

Added by Karen Graffeo on July 1, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments


Dexcom have been helping me with this but I have been denied by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts several times. The good news is that I was told by my doctor (a senior researcher in the field) last week that some new clinical resarch has come out showing a marked improvement in patient A1c levels on CGMS. He believes insurance companies would start covering soon.


Added by Stuart McGarrity on July 1, 2008 at 7:53am — No Comments


I sought coverage from United Health Care for my CGMS that accompanies the Minimed Paradigm 722. UHC denied coverage, and I paid out of pocket for the cost of the CGMS.

Insurance companies need to GET A CLUE and realize that PREVENTING complications of D is a GOOD investment, and worth the money, in the long run!!

Thanks, Gina, for making today the "Raise Your Voice" day re CGMS denial. Anyone else who has been denied… Continue

Added by Katie I. on July 1, 2008 at 6:28am — 5 Comments


I wrote about it on my personal website ...

My Blog Denial

AND I wanted to post this before tomorrow becomes to busy .... Thanks!

Added by BlondeSwtP on June 30, 2008 at 8:42pm — No Comments

.... no good excuse

Wow i'm so bad at this!!! Being diabetic is such an important part of my life... i don't know i'm not better at coming here more often and chatting with everyone. Its amazing to know there are so many people out there that know what i go through. You all amaze me in your strength and kindness!! if anyone ever wants to chat or shoot me an email.. my email is!! i'd love to hear from you! :)

Added by Aimee on June 30, 2008 at 8:38pm — No Comments

oh it stings.

OK so I've been putting it off week after week, but my first bill is due tomorrow for the insurance plan that I'm paying for out of pocket. I got screwed trying to get individual coverage at a decent rate (another perk of being insulin dependent) so I'm paying a super monthly premium for continued coverage. I basically have to pay back coverage for the last four months plus July to keep myself current.


I break down and finally call the insurance company (to remain… Continue

Added by dino on June 30, 2008 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments


So this weekend my fiancé and I went to a wedding in Iowa. He was in the wedding party and I had to follow around the men in the wedding. Being on the men's side meant nobody knew what was going on, the groom had not organized anything, and beer drinking was certainly prioritized over scheduled meals. I didn't know anyone in the wedding and felt weird asking for special accommodations to find food just for me. I did however bring a cooler with snacks to hold me over in case there were no… Continue

Added by Kim on June 30, 2008 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Wii Sport!

My family broke down and purchased a Wii Sport console and sport games this past weekend! At first I'm thinking "another one of my husband's toys!", but after I played a game of boxing - I changed my mind really quick. It is awesome. I boxed against my husband and I laughed so hard it hurt! We boxed three rounds and when it was over, he was victorious, but we were both on the floor - breathing heavy, and laughing so hard. If you don't have one of these - GO BUY ONE! It was a workout and I still… Continue

Added by Ronda Darling on June 30, 2008 at 7:11am — 5 Comments

Iced by ICE

As I noted in my previous entry, I've recently had to replace my mobile phone. Along with the new hardware (a maroon LG Env2), new operating system, new firmware, and new contact-book organization system, I have a new contact category: sticking at the top of the contact list, the words "In Case of Emergency". The initial input was simple enough:… Continue

Added by tmana on June 29, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Summer Mornings

I was blessed this Sunday morning by spending time on the seat of my bike, out in the Cathedral of my Creator's own Construction. The privilege of seeing his creatures, in their element, as if there were no human civilization for a 100 square miles has filled me up with praise, and truly humbled me in his presence. I am so glad to have lost an hour of sleep to experience these moments! God, You Are Good!…


Added by Tom Gohl on June 29, 2008 at 1:33pm — 5 Comments

Infusion Set Bad Luck

Friday was a bad infusin set day. That morning I changed my pump like normal, and everything went fine. Later on the adhesive became loose, so I put tape all around it. Eventually it comes out. (This is all happending while me and my band are playing music for the youth group) So I call home get a new infusin set, and my BGs fine everythings good. Then me and my friends go to Canes (local fast food) and I realize the site came out. AGAIN. I eat without taking any insulin (not a very good idea,… Continue

Added by James on June 29, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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