Hi THank you for checking in ! Things were a little hectic in December and I didn't see your message.
I am doing a little better.
Kind of retraining myself to see food, insulin and exercise in a different way.
Thanks for the support and the link to your blog! I sort of *punt* on reading blogs b/c there are so many of them and they are all interesting. I agree that the price of strips is ridiculous, particularly when BCBS can "leverage" deals at about 1/2 the market price? I read an interesting economic history book called "The Great Wave", a history of prices, which may sound a bit dull but it goes back to the middle ages to find that 1) fuel prices have led the way for inflationary pressure, going back to John I and the hysteria depicted by Robin Hood using the forest, fuel back then. 2) inflation has followed periods of foreign policy adventurism, governments spend to attack, whether John I in Aquitaine or George II in Iraq, etc. and people pay more for goods, which we are still doing. At the end of the book, Fisher advocates price controls and I agree that's needed, particularly for medical stuff. There's no reason 100 test strips should go for $133. That's absurd.
+1 on Donna's comments. on The Ladders, I know they have a questionable reputation, but I think my husband is going to go for the 3 month subscription. he's been out of work since last June. He's an upper management sales/marketing guy with many years experience working for food companies large and small. frustrating to get suggestions from places like "Careers in Food" for jobs like driving a Hostess Twinkee route, or giving out free samples and demos for Costco.
Hope you're having fun with your family this weekend.
I'll let you know for sure. I was thinking the fair could make a nice site for a meetup. I'm on what's called the "Home&Hobby" committee, so I could even get it a little publicity. I've been thinking about something like this for a while.
gosh, at the least, please make plans to visit the NJ State Fair, Sussex County next august with the fam. I'm there just about every day in the Richards building. It's a classic old fashioned good time.
Hi Scott. Happy New Year to you and your family! Actually, I made another comment this morning on that post, trying not to be pushy, but in fact what you said -- bingo! Sometimes I also wonder if anybody is actually reading what I write, but then I remember lurking on this site for a year before I joined, and the lurking and the joining and all the information I found changed my life. Please keep writing, and Cheers!
A New Year....already 2012!!! I have made SO many friends here at tu., some I meet daily, some I meet frequently.
Some...occasionally. No matter, I have been supported and have felt loved.
I don't know how I managed before "coming home"...but here is where I belong :)
Tu.diabetes is my second family...here, I need not explain nor defend myself. Here,
I am free to be me ♥ Thank you for your friendship Scott. The best in the New Year to you and your family....linda
Hi Scott, good news..., next Tuesday (Dec 20) I will get the MiniMed Paradigm VEO and perhaps at the same time the CGM (stop of the pump when you get tooo low and did not react to the alarm)! I am so grateful for the numerous of CGM-tips from the community and especially from you! Congratulation (a bit late, sorry) to mum and dad and kisses to Zachary James, so cute :-)))
That's one reason I didn't post on it. I'm terrable with words. I kinda speak my mind too often and I don't want to start a word war here. That one saying the mom was (more or less) hurting her child was so wrong. My mom tried everything when I was diagnosed to get it to go away and when my 11 (at the time) year old daughter became diabetic I would say that I tried everything to make it not so lifelong to her and so she wouldn't have all the trouble I did when I was younger but techology helped quite abit on that too.
Scott ur so right on that discussion going on in the Forum. I just wanted to stop by and say good for u. I didn't post in it b/c I thought there was some ridiculos stuff going on there. Hold Strong my friend! Your doing good!
Fabulous responses on on the discussion started by the Mom with the daughter who is honeymooning! Had to stop by to tell you how impressed I was with how you addressed some of the contentious stuff in that string -- so diplomatic that you made a point but also imparted good info on the topic at the same time. Great stuff!
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