Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #889
I am appalled at the difference in Kaiser across the country. My husband
and I just loved our doctors and PA's in Georgia and any other specialty.
We never had a problem asking or receiving care when we needed it. I am
now self-managing my diabetes without doctor's help, except to review
annual blood tests and writing annual maintenance prescriptions. I am
still in touch with one of the doctor who offers to perform this annual
If we choose to reuse reservoirs, tubing and syringes, it is a personal
decision. But for a healthcare professional to suggest it, it is
unconscionable. Syringes are not called "disposable" for nothing. Your PA
must have had a God syndrome. Your should have reported him.
On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 9:03 PM, Jeffrey R. Dempsey <
email @ redacted> wrote:
> I left Kaiser because of a PA in the Kaiser Sunnyside (Oregon) location.
> Luckily, we had a baby at the time, and was able to use a b life eventb to
> change providers, and Ib ve never looked back. That PA was one of those, b
> you donb t have the technical know-how to use a pumpb kind of people, even
> though I brought in my blood sugars, showed the mean, median, and std
> of my blood sugars for a given timeframe done on Excel.
> He did let me go on a pump in 2004. Luckily, I had a 507C that I kept, so
> let me use that one, and had to be sure that I b could handleb a pump.
> Previously, for MDI, he suggested that I can re-use my syringes. I told
> him that
> I eat 4-6 times/day, so Ib ll need a 3 month prescription for 700 (1 for
> and up to 6/day for boluses) syringes. He then suggested I re-use them,
> and I
> asked him to put it in writing, as to how many times I am to re-use
> how long to re-use them, and how to handle them, as I hadnb t seen
> for those on B-D or Monoject websites. He got the sputtering b um-uhb&b
> didnb t write the scrip for the 700.
> What a jerk that guy was, and I called him out on it.
> On 12/30/15, 4:55 PM, "email @ redacted on behalf of
> Annabella Lewis" <email @ redacted on behalf of
> email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Unfortunately, Kaiser only covers CGMs in California. They were sued &
> > verdict/ruling only covers California. I'm up here in the NW & the only
> >I get is that all
> >supplies are at the Kaiser reduced price, but I have to pay.
> >Date sent: Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:47:35 -0800
> >Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #889
> > From: Valerie Adams <email @ redacted>
> >To: Fellow Insulin Pumpers <email @ redacted>
> >Send reply to: email @ redacted
> >> I'm in Northern California, and Kaiser has been covering my CGMS for
> >> over a year now.
> >> Valerie
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