HI JOSH , I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT YOU HAD TO DO TO GET YOUR CGM MONTOR I HAVE BEEN TRYING & THEY TELL ME MEDICARE DOES NOT PAY FOR IT & MY INSURANCE WONT PAY UNLESS MEDICARE PAYS FOR this. I REALLY NEED ONE IF MEDICARE CAN PAY FOR STRIPS WHY CANT THEY PAY FOR A CGM. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO GET ONE. THANKS. MARY
I just wanted to stop by to see if you've done your Big Blue Test Today. Dont' forget that every time you log a Big Blue Test $5 is donated to diabetes charities that are providing life-saving supplies and services.
Hi, Josh -- I disappeared for a bit. But I'm working my way back into to mix. If SteveD suggested we connect, it must be a good idea. I'm sorry for the millenium of delay before responding. It's kind of a long story that you would probably not find at all interesting. I look forward to making your acquiantance now that I've resurfaced. :)
Hi Josh, Sorry I missed you a couple weeks ago. It was crazy timing you had; I was seeing friends from Diabetic Camp that I had not seen in 20 years! It was super awesome to spend time with them again.
I am catching up now on things. So, I just read your update from earlier this month. DAMN! I am so sorry and bummed that you are going through this and have to deal with such heavy feelings. Sometimes things get a little bit worse before they get better. Perhaps, that is all this is. Hopefully, this is a minor setback, but since you are under better control, things will begin to improve. Good blood sugars can cause improvement. I hope that your new better sugars will cause your eyes to heal, it can happen!
I think that since you are so communicative about it all, it totally helps. Instead of bottling it all up. This illness is a nightmare, honestly. I am trying to go gluten free. But, we all know that changing food means changing everything. I had a bad low in front of a friend and I was pissed about it. It's not like we can just be nonchalant about anything. It's fracking annoying.
Thanks for keeping in touch. Hope things have mellowed for you since earlier this month.
Nice to finally meet you, too :) Sounds like you're taking amazing care of yourself! I aspire... I make many great choices and some not-so-great choices (I'd put my choice to eat ice cream for dinner last night in this category. Big surprise: that didn't work out so great). Cudos to you for all the exercise and healthy eating!
I go on and off my Dexcom in order to not lose my s**t completely. When I can't stand one more blood test I put it back on, and when I can't stand another moment of bad news and itching I take it back off :)
Hey thanks for adding me :) and no apology necessary, you're not intruding- More like a well timed reminder that i have this account as well :) glad you like the blog. It's a little neglected though oO hang in there with all your struggles- and give yourself a break every now and then too. I'm learning that stress isn't all that helpful at controlling bg ;/ Have a good weekend!
hi josh,did you know that neurotic diabetics take better care of themselves? my former endo did not want the pump for me ..he said because i am neurotic..he said i should look for someone else...so i did..& have been on the pump for 11 years & love it.
Hi josh, did you call your company HR about the DME they are the ones that set up the plan, dealing with the insurance co will be frustrating. they may not realize the plan is set up this way and want to actually help you, imagine that, it is worth a try. but anyways i think you should feel great about your A1c at 5.6 you are clearly more in tune with yourself than you think, maybe it is not the right time to go back to a pump if your mood is low, my son has been on the omnipod for a year and his A1c is deffinitely higher due to highs after pod changes and pod errors he only wants the omnipod, but funny how you always think things would be better if only ... are you into martial arts? my younger son practices kempo he loves it, it is a great way to connect to your inner power and live in the moment, this moment only mantra my favorite, i am a yoga instructor and would be lost in the world and in my own melancholy thoughts without my practice. well hang in there just wanted to offer up some support, by the way we are "neighbors" we live in southern mass, my son loves going into boston. he wants to go to MIT, god help me! amy
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