I am back to normal Joanne. I was going to get a new A1c last week but I lost my slip - my doctor gives me one for a year so I can just go. Have no idea what I did with it. I remember putting it someplace safe but I can't remember where that is!
Hi Joanne. Windy and rainy here, taking down even our green leaves. We hiked along the Maumee River last weekend, and it was absolutely gorgeous. Still today is perfect for a nice cozy glass of wine, maybe a little guacamole -- Cheers!
Hi Joanne. I already lost round one before I even started. When I called my insurance company last weekend, the guy I talked to said he had to put a note in for the pharmacy department to return my call and they would give me whatever I needed to actually make the request. He later called back with a phone number for me to fax the request to. This morning some guy from the pharmacy department called to tell me that my request was denied. Apparently the customer service guy put it thru as just a request for the exception. Of course they would deny it because there was nothing to support why I needed it. I decided that instead of faxing it (which is a pain for me because I have to get someone to take me and nothing is close), I am going to send a letter to their appeals department. I want to make sure all my i’s are dotted & t’s crossed because there are several levels of appeals. Most of the plans will cover both doctors and hospitals, but there are some that you can get that only cover drugs. I need one that covers doctors & hospitals.
My first choice of ice cream is pumpkin and second, coffee. Ice cream is just chock full of healthy calcium, isn't it?!!! Edy (Dreyer on the west coast) makes the pumpkin seasonally in a fairly light type they call 1/2 churning, coffee the same and available all year. In October, I start adding a dash of pumpkin pie spice to my morning mocha latte. Since I've given up most baked goods due to diabetes and celiac (make my pumpkin pie w/o a crust), I have a little fruit or ice cream for dessert. Life's too short to give up every single thing that tastes good.
Hi Joanne. Had a virtuous day with a bit of beer, no chips or dips, and lots of salad and veggies for dinner. Also pumpkin ice cream. I plan to celebrate autumn, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas -- all with pumpkin. Cheers!
Peetie, I was going to fax my appeal yesterday - they wanted it faxed in and the closest fax is a bit of a trip for me since I have to ask someone to take me. I decided to wait a little bit because I am looking at other plans. Right now, I am pretty sure that I am going to switch to one of their other plans because it is cheaper. The big thing that I will lose is the dental. If I switch plans, it probably doesn't pay to send the appeal in because I will have to do it again with the different plan.
Boston is a looong way away, I was 5:18 and need like 3:30 for Boston! I had run 20 mile in 3:10, which is why I was very disappointed w/ my time but maybe 4:30ish or so? Thanks again for the congratulations1
Hi, there Peetie! Sorry, I've been so silent! Hope school has been going well! Since my dx as MODY3 things have been a little nuts. TaRavel to & fro Michigan, trying to get my meds right. I got a bit out of whack and my eating is off. My doc switched me from Humulin to Novolog to - but combined w/ the insulin booster Onglyza I was going low on the Novolog.and I just hVent gotten back on track.
But I'll get ther! Big work day gotta hop in shower! Thanks for the Bday wishes!
It was interesting, I ran too fast out of the gate and blew up so it was like 3 hours of torture, but my BG was ok and the experience was wonderful. I will certainly have to be more careful next time...
My Classic (I really mean inexpensive) Gewurtz + veggies & dip = a nice Sunday evening with 80 degree temps. Relaxing to sit and watch the leaves turn... Hope your weekend has been pleasant, relaxing... Cheers!
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