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Will-Sandy
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   Posted 9/20/2016 7:42 AM (GMT -6)   
So how was this summer for you, for me it was terrible, too hot and humid shakehead too hot to even go out on the boat, I did my workouts but how I don't know confused might be time for AC my sugars where like a roller coaster my monthly average according to my pump was 7.1 which is not bad considering my pump results is usually higher than my A1C tests
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Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, Emergency open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

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Lanie G
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   Posted 9/20/2016 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Summer here outside of Memphis was (and still is) hot although we've had rain and don't have to worry about drought. In fact, sometimes we get too much rain that usually comes up from the Gulf. I have not been able to walk outside as I usually do because of the heat and I'm not about to get out there at 6:00 in the morning. Then there are mosquitoes around, too. And everyone is worried about Zika. As far as I know we haven't had a local case here but it's probably a matter of time.

Sorry about your hot summer and I hope it's starting to cool down!
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Will-Sandy
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   Posted 9/20/2016 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
We've have a drought still going on here, it has been hit and miss with the rain mostly miss, I have to use the bike in the basement because I haven't been out walking and that's early for me, I've kept up with the weightlifting but that is basically it
Diagnosed Type 1 May 1972

Using the Onetouch Ping pump

Gerd

Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, Emergency open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

Age 60

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 9/20/2016 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I am looking forward to some nicer days, we have copped some serious rain. soz about the drought, something my country knows about. I feel for the farmers and animals. cheers.
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Lanie G
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   Posted 9/21/2016 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Too much of anything is bad. Too much rain. Too much dry weather. Too much heat. We all suffer. Here's hoping for some better weather for everyone!

yeah
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msOuchie
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   Posted 9/22/2016 12:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi There Will!! Good to see you back. :)

I'm about an hour from you but we've had about the same weather. Hot, humid and not much rain except for a few days, here and there. As The Happy Turtle mentions, I also feel bad for the farmers, animals and for the provinces and states, that have had forest fires. Thankfully, I love the heat but do not look forward to the cold of winter, although I do love the sparkly snow.

We took a flight to Winnipeg and spent about a week there and had a good time. Much to see and do. We stayed at The Fort Garry Hotel. Fancy with great service. I didn't have to pay the $10. fee for the fridge, since I have Diabetes. We couldn't believe how cheap their taxi fares are there. Hubby said that's because they use Hybrid cars. You pretty well have to take out a bank loan here, just to take a taxi across the city. :) Uber is another story.

Last year my Mom's Doctor recommended that she receive total care in a Home, so since we are her power of attorneys, we have been looking after her property, bills, clothing, and everything else that comes up concerning her life, including agreeing to any changes of her medications, if needed. So that responsibility is ongoing.

My hubby hired some guys to get the squirrel nest out of our chimney and replaced the chewed up chimney caps. It'll be nice using the fireplace some evenings when it's cold out
during the winter.

I had my Carpal Tunnel Surgery in July and it healed well. Happy to get that done.

I have a new Endo. She's really nice and up to date on info and not pushy. I mentioned about getting a CGM since I have Hypounawareness. She said,"Sure". She suggested that I take the loaner for a week or 2, in case I decide that I don't like it. Do you have any recommendations, if I do decide to get one through our insurance??

Well, you did ask how our summer went.....:D There's more but I'll stop there. We hope that you are doing well.
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Will-Sandy
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   Posted 9/22/2016 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Doing fine and good to hear msOuchie who's your new endo is she at the Riverside sounds like mine great doctor and let me try out the pump first, I like my One Touch Ping by Animas, great service by the company, supplies delivered next day right to your door (if ordered in the morning the day before) did I mention it's waterproof as for insurance I was with the Government so Sunlife covers my supplies also you get $600 cheque every 3 months to cover your supplies also, they do have newer models but I don't think they are covered by the Government yet but the supplies are expensive and Sunlife might not cover all the cost
Diagnosed Type 1 May 1972

Using the Onetouch Ping pump

Gerd

Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, Emergency open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

Age 60

msOuchie
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   Posted 9/22/2016 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Will:

Thanks for the pump info but I was looking for CGM info. The Dexcom G4 Platinum goes with the Ping, I believe. Our Insurance did cover the pumps way back in 2006 when I was looking at the pumps at the hospital but I decided that I didn't want one after all. Then the Government took over paying for the pumps which makes no sense to me since the Insurance covered it but anyways......

I looked all over the net to see if our Insurance(Manulife) covers the CGM but no I didn't find
what I was looking for. I'll ask my husband to ask his Insurance but me thinks it's a "NO Coverage", for now. I did find that they cover Life Insurance for people with HIV though. Surprised! I don't think they cover Diabetics for Life Insurance. Mind you, I didn't ask. It would probably be expensive for both ailments.

YES! My second home is the Riverside. I'm not far from there or the General. Before I used to walk(on a good day) to the Riverside until my RA got really bad. I used to live at the General(they had a great cafeteria) until they moved my Specialists to the Riverside
for some reason. My Rheumy was not impressed. Me neither! Both our Kids were born at the G and everything happened there practically. All my Doctors were there. I hardly think that we have the same Endo however at the Riverside. There are a few there that fit my description. Her name ends in an N. That's all I can say about her name on here. Thanks! :)
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Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Xeljanz - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver Oil Caps - Vit D other OTC

Post Edited (msOuchie) : 9/22/2016 12:16:35 PM (GMT-6)


Will-Sandy
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   Posted 9/22/2016 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Don't know if the Government covers the CGM or not last I asked I was told no and insurance companies where not covering the supplies because of the cost but it could have changed now

My endo name ends with a t :-)
Diagnosed Type 1 May 1972

Using the Onetouch Ping pump

Gerd

Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, Emergency open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

Age 60

msOuchie
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   Posted 9/22/2016 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya, I'm 90% sure that the Insurance companies here, do not cover CGM's....YET! We'll have to fix that. :) They could at least pay 75%. CGM's were about $1,000. before. Not sure how much they are now. I'll have to do some research. I could afford to pay for the CGM and quite a few sensors but it sounds like they would continually burn a hole in my pocket. I wouldn't want my husband paying for them, since I feel he puts out enough for the bills, as is.

It has gotten cooler now, so go out and exercise Will. I'll cheer you on. :)
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff

Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Xeljanz - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver Oil Caps - Vit D other OTC

Post Edited (msOuchie) : 9/23/2016 4:49:08 PM (GMT-6)


Will-Sandy
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   Posted 9/24/2016 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
My whole pump package cost $7,000 and that is why they suggested getting my home insurance to cover it if it got stolen it will be five years for me with the pump in January which is the date when I can look at a newer model
Diagnosed Type 1 May 1972

Using the Onetouch Ping pump

Gerd

Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, Emergency open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

Age 60

jujub
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   Posted 9/24/2016 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Summer was hot and dry. So now autumn is brown and crunchy. I know there are a lot of areas getting too much rain. Could you please send a few inches to East Tennessee? Thanks.
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Lanie G
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   Posted 9/24/2016 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd love to send you some rain. If it were that simple, then ....

the Sahara Desert wouldn't be there! yeah Pass it on!
Lanie

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metformin
very low carb way of eating

Will-Sandy
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   Posted 9/24/2016 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Well we had our first full night of rain on Thursday into late Friday morning, steady rain something we haven't had this summer, did you know grass other colour is green smilewinkgrin
Diagnosed Type 1 May 1972

Using the Onetouch Ping pump

Gerd

Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, Emergency open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

Age 60

Lanie G
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   Posted 9/24/2016 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Green? I thought grass was brown!?
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MusicForLife
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   Posted 9/26/2016 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
We went from periods of rain with nice, green grass to the aforementioned brown grass! Not much of a nice medium.
This week is cooler, which I'm happy about! Not looking forward to snow, just those beautiful autumn days...
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Lanie G
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   Posted 9/26/2016 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Just as we speak, today is a lot cooler here outside of Memphis and we had about ten minutes of rain. Our dry spell was really just the past three weeks but we had a wet spring and part of the summer, really not complaining as some parts of the country are in drought conditions or have wild fires or have dealt with tropical storms. Overall though, Septembers have been a lot warmer since we've lived here for the past 30 years. I am really looking forward to traditional fall weather though.
Lanie

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metformin
very low carb way of eating

Will-Sandy
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   Posted 10/9/2016 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
msOuchie I did an interesting survey yesterday regarding CGMs and it kept on asking if I would get one even if the government or private insurance companies didn't pay for it they where proposing 3 different monthly payment options they quoted a start up price of $4000 and $364 a month for supplies, I still said no not until somebody pays for it
Diagnosed Type 1 May 1972

Using the Onetouch Ping pump

Gerd

Heart Attack Oct 6 2011, 3 stent inserted, Heart Attack Feb 13, 2012 Barbados, Blocked stent, new stent inserted March 7, 4 Heart Attacks July and August 2013, Emergency open Heart Surgery (Bypass) Aug 28, 2013

Age 60

Lanie G
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   Posted 10/9/2016 2:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I cannot for the life of me figure out why they and their supplies cost so much! mad
Lanie

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metformin
very low carb way of eating

msOuchie
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   Posted 10/9/2016 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Will:

Thank you for doing the survey and for saying,"NO" to purchasing such an expensive device plus paying the cost of those monthly supplies. Talk about greed! As I mentioned before, the last time that I checked the price of a CGM, it was $1,000. plus a cheaper monthly fee for the supplies which I thought reasonable. That monthly fee that you mention, is half of our mortgage which I prefer to pay off for the next couple years instead of wasting the money on a CGM. I will however borrow the offered CGM for a week, from the hospital at my next appointment. It will be interesting to see the results between my regular 8-10 blood tests a day, plus see what is going on while I'm sleeping. I usually wake up during night to visit the can and test afterwards anyways. Not many surprises.

I thought that I had signed a petition for Diabetics asking for the Ontario Government to cover the costs of CGMS plus part of the costs of supplies, I believe. I did not see the "Thank You" after submitting my response, so I'll have to look it up and try it again. The petition was by a lady who supposedly has "brittle" Diabetes and has seizures during the night. It was on www.Change.org but I forget the name of the petition. Just look up CGM paid by Ontario government or something similar and you'll probably come across it, if you wanted to sign it. She has 2,095 votes and needs 2,500.

The other week, I was sent to the ER with fever and chills, breathing problems, severe bodily pain in any position, etc. Turns out I had Pneumonia, my blood sugars went to mid teens, my new RA drug had started attacking my body. Fun week! They treated me well and fixed most of the problems with iv antibiotics, Morphine long and fast acting, high dose Pred again, new inhaler, etc. Someone did make the err of giving me Morphine and iv Dilaudid. Evidently a No-No. Who knew?? I feel better now and my sugars are back in my normal range usually. Routine is good!

Thanks again for the CGM information Will. It makes me feel even more set to hammer the Gov for a CGM while I'm still alive. :D Take care!!
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff

Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Xeljanz - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver Oil Caps - Vit D other OTC

msOuchie
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   Posted 10/9/2016 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Stock holders get a piece of everything that makes money Lanie! Have to keep them happy and ill people in debt!
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff

Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Xeljanz - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver Oil Caps - Vit D other OTC

msOuchie
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   Posted 10/11/2016 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Will, I found a Thank You note in my mail from www.change.org for signing the petition although I do not see it listed, unless I have to go through all the messages. Ugh! Seems like this petition started 11 or 12 months ago. If you decide to sign it, feel free to tell your family and friends about it also. The more signatures, the merrier. :) Here's the address, if you didn't find it:

https://www.change.org/p/ontario-ministry-of-health-and-long-term-care-minister-of-health-and-long-term-care-hon-dr-eric-hoskins-associate-minister-of-health-and-long-term-care-dipika-damerla-add-cgms-to-the-list-of-equipment-covered-by-the-assistive-devices-program

Sorry, I misspoke last post. I definitely did not mean to say that the CGM is a waste of money, since it does help many people.
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff

Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - long acting Morphine - short acting Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver Oil Caps - Vit D other OTC
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