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Re: [IP] c-peptide test criteria



 My insurance up to December didn't limit me. I am just know using my new
insurance so I'll see what happens.

Stacey M

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> On Feb 7, 2014, at 9:46, Susan Lane <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> John, all insurance companies are only allowing you three strips a day, but
> they can't do that if your doctor writes them a letter of medical
> necessity.  Have you tried that?  Susan
> 
> 
 > On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 5:46 AM, John S Wilkinson
<email @ redacted>wrote:
> 
>> I was using 10 strips a day for 5 years. Insurance said I could only have 4
>> strips a day. My A1c went from 5.6 to 7.
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: email @ redacted
>> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of
>> email @ redacted
>> Sent: Thursday, February 6, 2014 5:40 PM
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: Re: [IP] c-peptide test criteria
>> 
>> John, maybe your doctors are doing you a favor by charting you as having
>> type 1. It would make getting overage for your pump and strips easier.B  I
>> find that to be one of the "benefits" of having type 1. In fact in Oregon,
>> the commission that makes the policies regarding Medicaid coverage was
>> discussing limiting people with type 2 to one test strip a week.B B  What's
>> the point!?!?
>> Granted most people with type 2 don't need to test as often as type 1, but
>> one of the uses of testing is the before and after. Can't do that with one
>> strip a week.
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> 
>> From: "John S Wilkinson" <email @ redacted>
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:23:04 AM
>> Subject: RE: [IP] c-peptide test criteria
>> 
>> Steve I am a type 2 insulin dependent. I will never be a type 1. My C
>> Peptide was 0.07ng/ml. Normal is 0.9 to 4.0 ng/ml.
>> So my pancreas doesn't produce very much insulin. I use 400 units a day of
>> insulin. I use U-500R in the pump and U-100 for boluses
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> John S Wilkinson
>> Rome, NY
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: email @ redacted
>> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Steve's
>> Sent: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 10:56 AM
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: RE: [IP] c-peptide test criteria
>> 
>> John.
>> B B  B  Thank you for providing that website to view. B It confirms what
>> I've been told that the doctor MAY ask you to top taking meds prior to
>> testing.
>> This is confusing to me as others report that their providers do not
>> require
>> it. B How does one know which way is the right way to go in order to get an
>> accurate test? Why the discrepancy? B I will need to follow up with my
>> endocrinologist about this. B I am a diagnosed Type II but using insulin
>> with a pump for optimal control. B All of the doctors that I see refer to
>> me
>> in their charts as a Type I. B I would like to know for certain which it
>> is.
>> Frustrating!!!
>> 
>> Steve
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