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RE: [IP] More about my Endo



Continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion.  Basically it means being on the 
pump.

Liz

At 05:24 PM 6/30/2009 -0700, you wrote:
 >ok this may be a stupid question but what is CSII?
 >
 >--- On Mon, 6/29/09, John S Wilkinson <email @ redacted> wrote:
 >
 >
 >From: John S Wilkinson <email @ redacted>
 >Subject: RE: [IP] More about my Endo
 >To: email @ redacted
 >Date: Monday, June 29, 2009, 10:13 AM
 >
 >
 >The following says 3 months for pump users.
 >http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/howto/medicare.shtml
 >
 >Continued coverage of the insulin pump would require that the patient has
 >been seen and evaluated the treating physician at least every 3 months. The
 >pump must be ordered by and follow-up care of the patient must be managed by
 >a physician who manages multiple patients with CSII and who works closely
 >with a team including nurses, diabetes educators, and dietitians who are
 >knowledgeable in the use of CSII.
 >
 >John S Wilkinson
 >Rome, NY
 >"You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money."
 >George W. Bush
 >
 >
 >
 >
 >-----Original Message-----
 >From: email @ redacted
 >[mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of
 >email @ redacted
 >Sent: Monday, June 29, 2009 10:51 AM
 >To: email @ redacted
 >Subject: [IP] More about my Endo
 >
 >
 >I just got off the phone with a rep from Medicare.   Actually, he was quite
 >good.   He did tell me that the number of times required to see an endo is
 >something a person sets up with their endo.   He said there is no rule
 >saying a person had to see an endo a certain number of times a year. Good!
 >Now I don't have to read that manual.   Woo Hoo!
 >My plan now is to not see her until sometime next year.   That might have
 >to be in the spring as Watertown, NY gets a lot of lake effect snow during
 >the winter.
 >I did set the active insulin time to two hours and I changed the battery in
 >the pump so the Wizard is working fine.   I am trying to test more and more
 >each day.   I just paid off our mortgage.   Another Woo Hoo!   No sense
 >trying to get the CGMS.   I would have to use my teacher's retirement HMO.
 >
 >Cheers,
 >Jim Durr
 >
 >
 >
 >**************
 >It's raining cats and dogs -- Come to PawNation, a place
 >where pets rule! (http://www.pawnation.com/?ncid=emlcntnew00000008)
 >.
.
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