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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
> where
> you're coming from.
> I don't allow my  doctors to tell me I'm more prone to anything just
> because
> 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
> buzz.
> 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,
> it
> has
>  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
> endo,
> just
> 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
> thing
> 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
> drop
> weight and exercise. Damn things have  been on a permanent break since
> 1977.
> 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:
>  you
> said that your 10 year old saves  you from severe lows.  Did you ever have
> a
> continuous glucose  monitor?  I've been using one and I just can't be
> without
> it.  It's  hard to afford, but I afford it anyway.  Is there any way that
> you
> could  possibly get one?
> .
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