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Re: [IP] Re: venting

How do you get ur A1c's like that?

Jamie Kovacs

On Jul 4, 2011, at 3:42 PM, Valerie Adams <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Harris,
> It's my quote that was repeated in Yotadog's post about not letting anyone
> harsh my buzz...
> My latest A1C was 4.9% I've had type 1 since 1992 and was originally told
> I'd never have an A1C under 6 but guess what? I've never had one over 6.0%.
> Every one of my doctors (dentist and eye guy too) tell me that if they
> didn't look on my chart they wouldn't know I'm a diabetic.
> I plan to keep it that way and I believe attitude is a giant part of my
> happiness and success. I'm quite open to new info and spend plenty of time
> experimenting and researching.
> I just don't have any need to hear all the dire facts that so many people
> want to toss at me when they hear I have a disease.
> You're correct about the insurance though; everything for my pump is free
> and I get 1500 test strips for $20 but Kaiser doesn't feel I need a CGMS
> (which they do cover). They feel I don't need it but my endo said she'd work
> with me to get one if I want to. After starting the process I realized it
> wouldn't really tell me anything that testing as frequently as I do would so
> I'm choosing not to wear/carry another bulky tool around at this point.
> Thanks for your concern,
> Valerie
> On 7/4/11 8:21 AM, "insulin-pumpers-digest"
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Yotadog,
>> I assume from your post that you have really good control. Sadly, that may
>> work
>> against you with the insurance company -- as stupid as that is!
>> It does trouble me that you seem a little closed off to info . Not to spoil
 >> your "buzz" but we are more prone to things, whether you "buy it" or not --
>> don't need to list them here. I've been thru the classes ( and taught them)
>> and
>> always keep my ears open for new ideas, and even "tricks" that I can pick up
>> from specialists and and other PwDM. i' m hoping you do listen to new ideas
>> (often found here) because your posting comes off a little strident and
>> close-minded; a dangerous way to be.
>> Hope you are and remain in good health.
>> Harris
> .
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