Re: [IP] Re: venting
I assume from your post that you have really good control. Sadly, that may work
against you with the insurance company -- as stupid as that is!
It does trouble me that you seem a little closed off to info . Not to spoil
your "buzz" but we are more prone to things, whether you "buy it" or not -- I
don't need to list them here. I've been thru the classes ( and taught them) and
always keep my ears open for new ideas, and even "tricks" that I can pick up
from specialists and and other PwDM. i' m hoping you do listen to new ideas
(often found here) because your posting comes off a little strident and
close-minded; a dangerous way to be.
Hope you are and remain in good health.
On Jul 4, 2011, at 9:00 AM, "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Thanks for the support everyone, sometimes I guess we all just need to
> vent. Thanks :)
> Valerie, I LOVE your outlook!!
> At least you've got a safe place with with IP, where we all understand
> you're coming from.
> I don't allow my doctors to tell me I'm more prone to anything just because
> I'm a diabetic. I tell them to keep it to themselves because I just don't
> buy it. Whether or not I am actually prone to anything, I work very, very
> hard to keep everything in normal range and I don't need them harshing my
> Susan I actually just did my first 3 days with a CGM through my endos
> office. The economy being what it is, even with insurance over the years, it
> been hard to pay for the prescriptions that go along with type 1, and have
> extra funds to cover everything else (doctors, etc) so I have been
> skipping on things that I didn't really NEED, not to say I dont need an endo,
> saying if it comes between paying my copay for a specialist, and paying my
> copay for my meds, well then meds it is. I am finally digging out of my
> financial hole, and starting to get the proper care back on track. Had a CGM
> put in for 3 days, just went over the results with the nurse, they will be
> fighting my insurance company to get me a CGM, but who knows how long that
> will take. My endo has me attending an diabetes class as a refesher,
> HAHAHA I keep laughing since I am halfway through and haven't learned a thing
> that would apply to me, everything seems aimed at type 2's, and though
> educational, I dont see my beta cells getting a much needed a break if I drop
> weight and exercise. Damn things have been on a permanent break since 1977.
> But I am told it is another step to show the insuance company that I am
> serious about control.
> Jennifer, I'm glad you could vent to all of us. I do have a question:
> said that your 10 year old saves you from severe lows. Did you ever have a
> continuous glucose monitor? I've been using one and I just can't be
> it. It's hard to afford, but I afford it anyway. Is there any way that
> could possibly get one?
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