If anyone needs help on figuring out how to get a pump through their insurance, or even better - the pump and continuous glucose monitor, I am more than happy to offer my expertise. I am involved in both the pump and insurance world through my Job, and I have many years of experience in helping people.
Dont hesitate to contact me here or via email at… Continue
Added by Adam on January 18, 2008 at 4:13pm —
So Wednesday I had a minor medical procedure. Before the procedure on Tuesday I had to be on a liquid diet and take some medicine. The medicine was horrible and made me throw up. I really hate to throw up because I always think about the insulin that I have taken for that food that is no longer in my system. Therefore, I mentioned to my doctor on Wednesday that there should be a warning that it might make you throw up. The doctor then turned and looked at me and said that is normal to throw up.… Continue
Added by Erin on January 18, 2008 at 12:41pm —
i went to see my doctor today because i am still sick, almost two weeks already. She said it has been going around and that it has been lasting longer than usual for some people. Oh great. So lots of liquids and rest.
How am i supposed to rest with the Chargers in the freakin AFC Championship game on Sunday. (last week, major spike in my blood sugar after their win against the colts) :D
One good thing about the appointment. She told me the results of my blood work from early in… Continue
Added by Veronica on January 18, 2008 at 10:48am —
In March 2006 I got a severe case of Pancreatitus and was in the hospital for 81 days, most of that time was spent in the ICU. Five months later I was finally starting to recover enough to get back to work and life.
My doctors had been holding out hope that my pancreas might recover and that my diabetes would be a temporary condition. Tests last August confirmed that my pancreas is not going to recover so I am now facing the reality of being a diabetic for the rest of my life. I've… Continue
Added by Rob Martin on January 18, 2008 at 8:25am —
The following is the diet plan my diabetes dietitian recommended to me.
Bear in mind that this is based on my being morbidly obese and BG levels very high.
Each serving/exchange of carbohydrate is equivalent to 15g. (Carbohydrates are foods which contain sugars and starches) I must not have more than 12 serves (180g) of carbs per day.
Aim to have at least one… Continue
Added by Loren on January 18, 2008 at 4:37am —
On January 16th, Olivia had her endo appt. at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. Traveling approx. 3 hours to and from Pittsburgh was not very fun, but the appt. overall went well. Olivia was so well behaved and she just brightened the diabetes wing with her smile. Everyone stated how big she has grown since the last time she visited there and I see it too. She will be three on Febuary 8th and she already wears a 4T! When it came to drawing blood for her… Continue
Added by Ronda Darling on January 17, 2008 at 8:30pm —
Well i just got back from my first business trip since i was diagnosed. Things went well.
Peanut butter is defintely the ultimate food. And the packaged heat and eat LaBriute stuff isnt that bad either. It was easy to stay in control and I didnt have any lows which scares me much more then anything else.
Going to the MD tuesday of next week to get my results from the blood I gave for my evaluation after the first three months. I am… Continue
Added by Arthur on January 17, 2008 at 1:56pm —
Last night I came upon the next fad diet....the DQ Blizzard Diet! This is the first time I have had one since being on the cgm, so I was very curious as to what my overnight numbers would be. I ate the blizzard around 9:00 pm, and did a 40/60 bolus over 1.5 hours. Would you believe I had the best night on my cgm that I've had since I began wearing it last month?! I had no peaks, nothing over 120, and woke up at 82. Hmmm, I think I'm on too something!
*disclaimer: Although the above… Continue
Added by Toni Crebbin on January 17, 2008 at 6:31am —
For a while now, as i have already written in some of my other entries, since I have been on insulin my weight and all the other health problems, personal problems and life in general, have been really getting me down and on my last visit to my Endocrinologist I started crying and explained a little of how I felt so he spoke to my Doctor and together they suggested I go on anti-depressants.
I saw my Doctor about 3 weeks ago and he prescribed Efexor XR 75mg. I wasn't really keen to… Continue
Added by Loren on January 17, 2008 at 3:06am —
I decided to do some more research into getting an insulin pump and being on medicare. I figured there was some way to fight Medicare to get it without meeting the lab work guidelines. I was right. I called Medtronic, talked to a great Rep named Jake. He told me that since I am on so many shots a day, check my sugar so many times a day, and have complications related to diabetes there is a chance Medicare will approve me for the pump. So they are working on submitting the paperwork for me right… Continue
Added by Cody Turner on January 16, 2008 at 10:30pm —
I am so proud that SUM has been nominated for the 2007 Medical Weblog Awards at MedGadget! If you would like, please cast your vote for Six Until Me. Much appreciated, guys. :)
Added by Kerri Sparling on January 16, 2008 at 6:52pm —
I saw my family dr. last Wednesday for a very painful knee. He has recently become a sort of 5 minute dr. So he diagnosed a sprain, tossed me a handful of Celebrex samples and started to get up to leave. I quickly asked for a physical therapy prescription in case I did not improve.
he quickly wrote one and refused to give me anything for pain, saying "The Celebrex will take care of that." It didn't, so I called the office the next day to request pain medication, which I got. After 5… Continue
Added by jan rohrbough on January 16, 2008 at 6:51pm —
Hey guys. I'm on the hunt for a diabetes support group in the New England area that is for teenagers. If you are the member of a teen support group, or if you host one, please contact me at morrone [at] dlife [dot] com. dLifeTV is looking for you to be a part of our next season (premiering January 20th).
Added by Kerri Sparling on January 16, 2008 at 6:19pm —
Added by Rudy Sims on January 16, 2008 at 3:53pm —
Added by Rudy Sims on January 16, 2008 at 3:28pm —
I just recently received my Insulin pump. I am really excited to get started with it. So far I have been going through Medtronics Online Pump School so that I can be prepared for my pump training. I am very happy with my insurance and everything that they cover with my pump and supplies. Now, for those of you with pumps, you know one of the issues currently is the lack of support \ approval of insurance companies to cover CGMS. Unfortunately, I fall into this group as well. I decided to bite… Continue
Added by Chris Bishop on January 16, 2008 at 11:22am —
New Year, New Life...
I am glad to be finally back!
Today I am writing from our new house in Palo Alto, as you may know we moved from
Orlando during the holiday, and still re-organizing everything in my
house and life. One thing I know, a range of new opportunities are open
for me right now (I just need to know what and where they are, ha)...
it is very exiting and scary I guess... however, yesterday we got our
stuff from the moving truck… Continue
Added by Andreina Davila on January 15, 2008 at 11:07am —
Received my pump at long last, Paradigm 722 and can't wait for tomorrow to be set up. Will keep you all posted.
Added by Verity Gibbons on January 15, 2008 at 2:21am —
Wow! Just a few years ago, many on Wall Street were convinced that Pfizer's Exubera was going to be a surefire blockbuster. We all know how that turned out (see here
for my chronicling of that business debacle).
More recently, the worldwide insulin market leader, Novo Nordisk A/S has tried to temper expectations for their own inhaled insulin product, which the company… Continue
Added by Scott Strumello on January 14, 2008 at 3:06pm —
HI IT'S YAMI.ALTHOUGH IN TURNING ONLY 12 I HAVE EXPIERIENCE.WHEN YOU GO TO RESTRUANTS DON'T WAIT TI'LL THE FOOD COMES TO CECK BG.IF YOUR HIGH PUT SOME INSULIN TO BRING IT DOWN WHILE FOOD COMES IF ITS LOW SPAKUP IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANY SNACKS TELL THE WAITER ITS AN EMERGENCY AND YOU NEED SODA NOW AND THEN. FOR MORE TIPS YOU SHOULD RESEACH DIABETIC BROTHERS AND AUTHORS SPIKE AND BO. - YAMI
Added by Yami on January 13, 2008 at 2:23pm —