Re: [IP] New and hoping for a pump.
Louree, this may be a really stupid question, but have you had all of the
tests to determine if you might be a type 1 diabetic. I was originally
diagnosed with type 2, but I went and had further testing and found out
that I'm a type 1 for sure. I am also in Arizona and if you would like to
speak or a referral for a good endocrinologist, please let me know. Susan
On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 6:35 AM, SomeoneSomewhere <email @ redacted> wrote:
> My name is Louree Carter. I am 42 and type 2 insulin dependent. I have
> been following along reading posts for a week or so trying to get a feel of
> this list. I am not a pumper as of yet. I applied to the Charles Ray III
> Diabetes Association for a pump last week. My insurance, medicaid in
> Arizona, doesn't cover the pump for anyone over 21, but strangely does
> cover the supplies. They also cover the One Touch UltraLink meter/strips as
> the only linking meter, but I found out that the meter has been
> discontinued. They don't cover any CGM's. I really think they do that just
> to discourage people from using the pump. My medical bills in the last
> month from diabetes related stuff alone has cost them more than a new pump
> twice over I am sure. Let's not even go into what it's cost them in the
> last year! It makes no sense to me.
> I am really frustrated. My diabetes is really out of control. I have been
> swinging from ~400 to ~170 several times a day. Sometimes I go as high as
> 580, and I have been in the ICU for HHNS. My last a1c was 9.9 and
> everything we do doesn't seem to matter much. My CDE changed my Levemir to
> twice a day and I am swinging a little less. I am hoping with a steady
> basal dose 24 hours a day I won't swing wildly at all and I will feel a lot
> better. I have just about every known complication of diabetes short of
> blindness and amputation, although luckily at this point they are all mild
> to moderate.
> I have an appointment today to find out the status of my kidneys and also
> to find out what is going on with my known adrenal tumor. I am being tested
> for a pheochromocytoma. From what I have read, that in itself could be
> causing my diabetes to be so out of control. We will see.
> Anyways I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know what my
> situation is.
> Take care everyone,
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