Morning Doris D....I was able to find a provider for insulin under Medicare Part B thanks to a member named Betty J. I phoned them. The name is OPTUMRx 1-866-208-7707. They had no problem with my request; however they stated that AFTER June 1st they will no longer take requests for testing supplies. The reason is related to the "July 1st" date. According to the person I spoke to the date has to do with "Competitive Bidding". Anyway...OPTUMRx will continue to provide the insulin for the pump.
Thanks for the kind welcome from all the folks. I Just found the site yesterday when I was looking for Medicare Part B provider for the Novolog I use in my pump. Hurray!!! Thanks to Bettty J I was able to connect with OptumRx at 1-866-208-7707. It was no problem for OptumRx however they did state that after July 1st they would no longer be furnishing diabetic supplies. Does anyone know what's happening July 1st? I've seen it mentioned several times but don't know what it's about.
Thank you Doris I really like this site. Just what I needed to see how others are doing their lives and on insulin and stuff. I've only had this for three years and spent the winter coming out of the honeymood phase. I made it. My numbers are good and steady at this time..
Thank you for the welcome. I have been looking for a site for support for a long time. I have some diabetic complications plus a few other medical issues. ( to be discussed later). my biggest worry is my daughters diabetes so it is information I seek!
Hi Doris; This is Gigi60 and I wanted to say thank you for leaving me your comment and to let me know where you live. that was a very nice way to welcome me to the page. I am really so overwhelmed with this whole thing with my husband having type 2 diabetes; but I really shouldn't be since my Mom had diabetes before she passed away from congestive heart failure and we took care of her. Then I have my own health issues to deal with; cancer returned and now I have found out that I also have reh. arthritics on top of every thing else. Going to get through this; because we have to deal with this and will be okay. Again thanks for sending me the message and welcoming me to the group.
Hi Doris, sorry I didnt come back on the chat last night,had to give the little one a wash she did a messy.lol Then my mother came to visit us so time just went so fast next thing I know it was time for sleep.
Forgive me I wasnt trying to be rude to you or the others.
Hello Doris We are in the second day of a mini hurricane. Streets washed out trees down a lot fell on cars and one on a roof. All the tons of sand they put on the beach washed away. Russ has fluid in his left leg amd a shin splint. After 4 doctor;s visit his insurance biyght the machine and he does it at home...a compression machine a big blue bAd the machine blows up andpump. He does 30 minutes in the morning 30 at night. He walks slowly now uses a cane but no moaning and groabing. I am better than I deserve..my major problem my knees butI can stand it. BG 108. Still pouring. Everything cancelled. How is Ken? I hope he is dong well. Catlover having a terrible time. Hope you are dong ok. HUGS,Reed
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