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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V13 #375



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On Friday, February 21, 2014 2:05 PM, insulin-pumpers-digest
<email @ redacted> wrote:


insulin-pumpers-digest    Friday, February 21 2014    Volume 13 : Number 375



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Re: [IP] CGM and Dexcom vs Navigator
Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM
[IP] Medicare and CGM
[IP] insulin pill to replace shots someday?
[IP] Updated Profile of John R. Henry <email @ redacted>
[IP] Adjusting basal rates for surgery
Re: [IP] Adjusting basal rates for surgery
Re: [IP] Adjusting basal rates for surgery
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Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:55:23 -0600
From: Urb Anism <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM

Thank you! That's actually something we can all do! Even if we are
completely nuts.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Wondering why NH dems need to pass a bill for something that already
>  exists? CGM's covered by Medicare for those of age & on SSID. Been for
> years
> that I know of.  But, hey, our lovely government  at work doing whats
> already done.
>
>
> In a message dated 2/17/2014 5:52:31 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> email @ redacted <javascript:;> writes:
>
> Now that  I write a blog, I don't post much at insulin Pumpers anymore. I
> do
> read it,  but there is only so much writing I can do about diabetes.
>
> Sue Berger,  who is a contributor to my blog, wrote a blogpost today about
> what
> you can  do to support H.R. 3710: Medicare CGM Coverage Act. Sue has been
> in
> contact  with the Legal Assistant of Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1] who is the
> sponsor
> of  the bill and Sue outlines the steps that Shea-Porter's assistant would
> like
> us to take.
>
> The link for the post  is:
> http://testguessandgo.com/2014/02/17/join-the-crusade/
>
> I will be  on Medicare in 3 years and I can't imagine being without my
> Dexcom.
> The G4  has been a life-changing device for me. When I get to Medicare, I
> will
> have  been on CGM for almost ten years with full insurance coverage.
>
> If you'd  like to track the bill, the link  is:
> https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3710
>
> Although it is  unlikely that this bill will pass, I strongly believe that
> I
> need to  contact my representative following the instructions in Sue's
> blogpost.
> If  nothing else, many people and legislators will get education about the
> value
> of CGM and in the future, we'll see a different decision. And how can  I
> expect
> Medicare regulations to change if I'm not willing to try to get  them
> changed?
>
> You can contact Sue through the blog if you would like to  share your
> story.
>
> And check out my blog if you're interested:  http://testguessandgo.com
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Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:01:47 -0500 (EST)
From: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Adjusting basal rates for surgery

Yessi,

I can't comment on your question.   I'm sure they'd remove the  pump for
the day.  Consult your CDE.  But more importantly, Best of  Luck!


In a message dated 2/21/2014 2:15:00 P.M. Central Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

Ask the  doctors what they suggest. When I had my abdominal surgery they
were
afraid  it would get in the way and switched me over to injections for the 
day.

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> On Feb 21, 2014, at 1:51 PM, Yessi  Pal <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> I'm getting a  hysterectomy and bladder surgery this Monday.  Can anyone
> suggest  how to adjust my basal rates for this?  I've heard to reduce them
>  by 50%.  Any tips you could give me on this whole process would be 
great.
> I've never had surgery or full anesthesia before.
> 
> Thanks!
> Yessi
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