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This Article Might help with Questions About Medicare

Dear Marci,

My doctor told me that he would write me a prescription for a walker that I need. I need this walker to get around inside of my home. I have a Medicare Advantage plan. Will Medicare help pay for my walker?

- Glen (Honolulu, HI)

Dear Glen,

Medicare can help pay for walkers and other types of medical equipment you use at home if they are considered to be Durable Medical Equipment (DME). According to Medicare rules, an item is considered to… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on June 2, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Using Your Medical Insurance Card

When making an appointment and asked to give name of insurance, always give all names listed on the card. Example: My insurance is called Advantra, Health America from Conventry Health Care. Although I go to one hospital for everything, each office lists insurance as something different, yet, all computer systems are linked. One office lists my insurance as Advantra, another uses Health America, another uses Conventry, and another uses Health Co. When you make an appointment and the operator…


Added by mistressbinky on May 1, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

How I Got My CGM through Medicare Supplemental plan

1. You must have Medicare Supplemental Plan

2. Endocrine must diagnosis you with hypo/hyper unawareness

3. Endocrine has to get pre-certification for a 3 day trial on CGM.

4. CGM rep will make app't to connect you to device

You will receive a Glucose meter/CGM which will be synchronized with insulin pump by time and date. You'll have to test 4-5 times/day and record results along with exercise/foods eaten.

5. On the 4th day, rep will disconnect device and connect…


Added by mistressbinky on April 30, 2014 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Eaves Droppin'

Bus passengers' conversations are engaging, humorous, sad. I don't know how you'd rate this one. However, either the doctor wasn't clear in relaying his or her message, or he or she just didn't care. Ooor, some doctors believe if you don't ask questions why waste their breath.

Man 1: My sugar's high.

Man 2: So is mine.

Man 1: Doc said I eat too much sugar.

Man 2 : It's my mother's fault. She gives me cookies, puddin' and cake.

Man 1: I'm goin' back to…


Added by mistressbinky on April 29, 2013 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

Baby Gadgets & Diabetes

I'm writing this blog because I witnessed a friend w/ diabetes become stressed w/ operating a baby gadget that is suppose to be simple. By the time she got situated, her blood sugar elevated. Before buying baby gadgets ask the following

1. Do I need it?

2. Is it easy to operate?

If you're unsure, take inventory. Test equipment before buying. Is it difficult to handle or fasten? If you find it hard to carry or fasten don't get it. Most manufacturers don't care. They're just out…


Added by mistressbinky on March 19, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Wheat Free Miracle Noodles

I found wheat-free(2 carbs per serving) noodles at Whole Foods Market for $1.99. Noodles come in a pouch, enough for 3 servings. No cooking needed. Stir fry or sauté veggies and serve over Miracle Noodles. It's simple, fast, nutritious. If you're allergic to soy there's No Noodles made from yam flour.



Added by mistressbinky on February 27, 2012 at 5:29pm — 4 Comments

workout gear/how to buy sneakers/when to toss sneakers

Keeping it Real with Karen McGovern-Owner of Rittenhouse Sports 1717 Chestnut St in Philadelphia

By Daily News staff writer Regina Medina

Q: Welcome to Keeping it Real, Karen. We know that you own and operate Rittenhouse Sports Specialties in Center City. Tell us a little about your background.

A: I graduated from Penn in 1983 with degrees in education and math. I competed in track - javelin, pentathlon [and] cross-country. I am the Irish National recordholder in the…


Added by mistressbinky on February 3, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Which flowers are the safest To eat? from www.cakecentral.com

This morning I picked nasturtium flowers at the neighborhood community garden. My sister said it could be use in salads, as cake decorations, enhance vegetables dishes, etc. Below is info on edible flowers. To decorate a cake you must make a sugar solution to dip flowers. I'll post the salad I made later. Enjoy…


Added by mistressbinky on October 11, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Eat raw and cure all that ails?

Sitting in the vestibule was an Eat Raw flyer stating benefits, price, fund-raiser, and classes. Eat all you can eat for $35! Why would one want to eat hours on end? To think this chick was promoting healthy eating. So I continued reading ad's spill, "Learn about diabetes, cancer, arthritis..." Is she a nutritious? Is she knowledgeable on all types of diabetes, cancer, arthritis, side effects?

I eat healthy, along with being mindful about ingredients, preparation, portion control. I… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on September 19, 2011 at 5:49am — No Comments

Plain old disgusting

While shopping in Whole Foods Market

1. a woman eats from salad bar

2. a man stirs food at hot bar as if he's serving

3. a child sticks fingers in couscous

4. a man samples chicken wings, returns with same container to sample macaroni, then veggies.

If it doesn't come from behind the case handled by a server server, I'm not eating it. One day someone's going to spread some incurable contagious virus.

Yeah, I know we can fight bad bacteria, but I refuse to eat…


Added by mistressbinky on September 17, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Last page for Glycemic Index

Added by mistressbinky on September 14, 2011 at 8:39am — No Comments

buttermilk cornbread recipe from about.com w/o the sugar and high fat content

Scroll down for more cornbread recipes.

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


1 cup cornmeal

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

1 cup buttermilk


Combine dry ingredients; add beaten egg and buttermilk, mixing well. Pour into greased, heated 8-inch or 9-inch iron skillet. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes, or until… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on September 13, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

page 4 carb factor

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page 3 of carb factors

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page 2 of Carb factor

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Carb factor page 1

Added by mistressbinky on September 12, 2011 at 2:21pm — 3 Comments

How to Dispose of Unused Scripts

-Don't flush or throw unused meds in trash
-Return all unused meds to pharmacy so they can dispose of them properly
-Disposing of meds improperly causes damage to our water system and harms wildlife/humans

Added by mistressbinky on September 5, 2011 at 9:29am — 1 Comment

Best Place for Insulin to Stay Cool and Not Freeze

Place insulin in egg compartment of frig.
Where should you place eggs? Keep eggs in carton and place on first or second shelf on the side (best place for eggs).
Egg compartment doesn't keep eggs cold enough.
Milk should also go on first shelf in rear (coldest area of frig).

Added by mistressbinky on August 27, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Dear User

If you receive an e-mail, USPS mail, etc. notice that calls you Dear User for a product that you use or own, don't respond. Better yet, even if they call your first or last name by name call them directly using the number you have on file and verify information. E-mail provider contacted me saying, "Incomplete details and wrong passwords forwarded may result in account closure for security reasons.

Kindly confirm by filling the information's below urgently for the exercise upon… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on August 27, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Telephone and social media posting alert

Today, I received a call from my telephone provider (supposedly) crediting my bill for 15% of the total for a mistake made last month. Providing I give the solicitor my account number, the credit will appear next month. I told rep if I'm due a credit , he should know my account and name. He said,"I do know your name. It's M. Gordon." My mother didn't name me M. Gordon. I review my bill thoroughly every month and there's no mistake. Goodbye."

1. Your utility company will never call to… Continue

Added by mistressbinky on August 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments



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Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Spare A Rose, Save A Child for Valentines Day

Here’s a new way to celebrate Valentines Day: Buy a dozen roses, spare the cost of one (about $5) and donate to IDF’s Life for a Child program. By doing this, you will help children in need of life saving insulin. Those of Read on! →

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