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Forum: Diabetes 12-11-2017, 21:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By BobP
CGMs

Saw an ad on TV today for the Dexcom continuous glucose monitor. They claim it's the only CGM covered by Medicare. Looks interesting: 7 day cycle, trim, wireless display, 2 fingers sticks a day...
Forum: Diabetes 12-11-2017, 21:22
Replies: 15
Views: 2,362
Posted By BobP
itissteve, I take your point about the...

itissteve,

I take your point about the difference in overhead between Amazon and brick-and-mortar stores. Nonetheless, there does seem to be a tremendous markup.

I have since successfully...
Forum: Diabetes 09-28-2017, 22:28
Replies: 15
Views: 2,362
Posted By BobP
div2live, Thanks for the note. In my weak...

div2live,

Thanks for the note. In my weak moments, I too am tempted to throw up my hands and go to e-bay or Amazon, and eat the cost. I connect with weighing the cost of the emotional energy...
Forum: Diabetes 09-28-2017, 22:22
Replies: 15
Views: 2,362
Posted By BobP
Bounty, After another frustrating attempt to...

Bounty,

After another frustrating attempt to straighten out a request with the mail order supplier, I went to a nearby Duane Reade. The pharmacist seemed familiar with the paperwork and routine...
Forum: Diabetes 09-28-2017, 16:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,362
Posted By BobP
Test Strip Suppliers

I test 10 times a day and have been receiving supplies from a mail order vendor. I use the One Touch Ultra system and prefer it to others I've tried. The Ultra Mini tester is compact, reasonably...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-26-2017, 22:04
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By BobP
Thanks

Thank you for the welcome. Looking forward to frequent visits.
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-26-2017, 16:21
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By BobP
Many thanks.

Many thanks.
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-26-2017, 15:15
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By BobP
BobP

Returning to the forum after a couple of years away.

I'm 70 years old and have been a type 1 diabetic for 35 years. Am in pretty good control - A1Cs consistently in the mid- to low 6s. Switched...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-08-2015, 22:57
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 2,224
Posted By BobP
If you're going from syringes to the pump, you'll...

If you're going from syringes to the pump, you'll find the pump infinitely more flexible and convenient. Good luck.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-08-2015, 22:32
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 2,224
Posted By BobP
Richard, Lots of information in your post. ...

Richard,

Lots of information in your post. Thanks.

I too can live with the 5-year cycle for pump replacement. I too am using a Medtronic, this is my third: they seem well made; Medtronic has...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-07-2015, 14:21
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 2,224
Posted By BobP
Thank you for the welcome.

Thank you for the welcome.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-07-2015, 14:20
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 2,224
Posted By BobP
Thanks for the welcome.

Thanks for the welcome.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-07-2015, 14:18
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 2,224
Posted By BobP
Thank you. This information will save me a whole...

Thank you. This information will save me a whole year.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-07-2015, 14:16
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 2,224
Posted By BobP
Thanks for the note. Sounds like this is...

Thanks for the note. Sounds like this is something worth investigating. Thanks for the welcome and for the information.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-06-2015, 17:39
Replies: 13
Hi
Views: 2,224
Posted By BobP
Hi

I am a 68 year old diabetic from NYC, recently retired on Medicare + a Medicare supplemental plan, diagnosed with Type 1 over 30 years ago. Have been (happily) using a pump for ca. 10 years.

I...
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