Re: [IP] Re: venting
Jennifer, I remember when I first attended classes at our local diabetes
center. I heard about how fantastic the classes were and I was very excited
to learn how to take care of this disease. This was just one year ago. I
sat through the first class where they talked about eating healthy and
exercising. I had just hiked the Grand Canyon and I could have taught the
instructor about how to eat healthy (she was at least 40 pounds over
weight). I had to leave the room and I just sat in the bathroom and cried.
I had the best education that money could by (I said good-bye to the
furniture I had saved up for to pay for this stuff), and it was awful. I
finally started reading and talking to any Type 1 who I could find anywhere
and asking them questions. I changed endos four times before I could find
an office that I could tolerate and they are nothing to brag about.
This is all to say that if I could not get a proper diabetes education with
good insurance and the best educators, can you just imagine what it's like
for people who are not as lucky as I am?
I'm glad you're getting the CGM and I sincerely hope that your insurance
will grant you one. Then you get to pay a fortune for the sensors every
month, but it's worth it.
Keep us posted. And, thanks for letting me mini vent. Susan
On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 5:58 AM, <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
> 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,
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> weight and exercise. Damn things have been on a permanent break since
> 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
> 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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