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Diabetes = Human Voodoo Doll



This is my contribution to Diabetes Art Day! If you click the picture, you can read some notes about the supplies I used to create my voodoo self portrait.

Added by Karen Graffeo on September 1, 2010 at 9:28am — 9 Comments

REQUEST FOR CGMS: DENIED BY INSURANCE

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

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

High Expectations . . . .

not perfect
So, yesterday was my second follow-up visit with my endo after going on the pump in mid-April. It was also time for my next A1C test. For once, I was excited about this. When last tested, in February, I was at 6.8. I couldn't wait to see what the lab had to say this time. Maybe I would finally have fallen below 6.5!!!



Well, I was quite disappointed when the doctor told me my A1C came back at . . . . 6.7. I only went… Continue

Added by Karen Graffeo on May 30, 2008 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Needles, needles, needles

-This is another old post I've imported from DiabetesFriends.net. Unfortunately, we lost Charlie on February 9th, just a few days after I wrote this post. I still miss him terribly.



As a diabetic, we are all very used to needles. Blood draws, finger sticks, and for some, insulin injections. How many times a year do we deal with needles? Too many.



I've never really thought much about it, and never… Continue

Added by Karen Graffeo on February 6, 2008 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Introduction

-I wrote his post in January when I jointed DiabetesFriends.net. I thought I'd post it here too!



I've been a Type 1 diabetic since I was 11 years old. Needless to say, there have been a lot of changes and improvements in those 28+ long years. I do believe a cure will come some day - I'm not so sure I believe it will be in my life-time, but I sure do hope so.



My biggest hurdles currently… Continue

Added by Karen Graffeo on January 30, 2008 at 8:30am — No Comments

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