how to control diabetes naturally

Were investigating that for another piece, but totally belongs in this one too. Thx for flagging that Scott,  I have been dealing with all of that. Finally, got my son’s novolog covered but won’t cover tresiba. Here’s another gripe. His endo appts aren’t covered. They aren’t considered wellness checkups. So I have to pay out of pocket. We are going on 2 years since dx and I need those endo appointments. We go over his #’s, carb counting and make adjustments. The Dr reassures me that I’m doing things correctly and encourages my son. I can’t afford very many of these appts a year now. I don’t know what to do. I guess tell my Dr office what’s going on and see if they can figure it out, You have some very lofty goals. My kids (ages 11, 9, and 6) are more capable of working together and compromising than all our politicians combined. Pathetic.
The ACA and 8 years of Obama has done nothing to bring down drug and insulin costs… Let not stick up for bad be it republican or democrat… Both are hell for diabetics Smarten up, So…does this mean we’re covered, or they still have things to sort out? I don’t really understand the language, or the process, of all this, Yes, this is the policy outlining the billing codes, process for obtaining now-covered Dexcom G5 items under Medicare. This is a nationwide rule, going into effect retroactively to cover G5 items as of the Jan. 2017 date the earlier case-by-case determination was issued. -MH.
Not really difficult criteria to meet. Seemed a little ironic that to get a CGM you need to do at least 4 tests a day and Medicare allows you 3 tests a day unless you apply for “over-quantity” strips. Your government at work, Where is the actual document from CMA … AKA: Medicare? I still can’t find anything on their website and I’ve been up to a level 3 support person at Medicare and they are clueless about CGM and Medicare coverage, One more question (for now anyway  ) I’m assuming the MACs are all the regional distribution centers that Medicare currently uses to supply products for us? In my case (North Texas) I am covered by Diabetes Management Supply out of New Orleans. Will they now have this criteria?
Or is Medicare making some subtle changes to have only select locations able to provide the G5 system, That’s my understanding. There are 2/3 MACs that have contracts, and in total they cover the nation. All of these policies are the same, and that’s what is used by the Medicare suppliers to use in CGM coverage procedures, Is there a concise list of those MACs? IE: Is Diabetes Medical Supply in New Orleans on the list to get the CGM contract for Medicare? I talked to them this AM and they said they have not heard a word from CMS/Medicare. They supply my insulin pump products and they cover Texas and some other states, The only thing I don’t really understand, and I’m sure it’s simple, is the requirment that our insulin treatment regimen requires frequent adjustment. My basal and i:c ratios are the same throughout the day. However, I do have to make adjustments for correction after meals sometimes. Is that what they are talking about or does your basal rate and/or i:c ratio have to be different throughout the day, Very interesting article about twins. Mine are fraternal but looked identical until they were about 10. One is ty , Right on! SURVIVOR! My pump light has gotten me out of some tight situations, but nothing like this! She’s a fighter, and I am so glad she used her instinct. Way to go, So glad that she is o.k. She really had her wits about her at this very frightening time. May she be blessed, Kelly- fellow Type 1 and pumper,  It seems like a good starting point, as pointed out by Novo. Hopefully, it doesn’t take long to expand to include NovoLog. -Mike, Hypothetically: What happens when Lilly and Sanofi join this CVS-started program in a couple months with their insulins, and in 6 months CVS-Novo agree to include NovoLog? Is this current “starting point” btwn CVS and Novo still viewed as not good enough? -MH, And it’s sad that Apple hasn’t kept up. When you ask Siri on an iPhone what the BG reading on the Dex app is, the app is opened up but she doesn’t speak the number. Kind of useless, Apparently, there is a workaround — saw it on the CGM in the Cloud page,  First of all, I would not eat anything if my starting blood sugar was as high as some of the starting blood sugars in this experiment, until my blood sugar was in normal range. Then you eat a food that you know consistently will raise your blood sugar much higher. I like pizza too but I don’t eat it often because its too much trouble. I use an insulin pump and try to keep my blood sugar in range as much as possible because complications are ugly and I have learned from mistakes of not paying attention when I was younger, The only way I dare to eat pizza, is in the middle of a rigorous hike, after a ton of yard work, or my personal favorite, scoop all of the cheese and veggies on top of mixed greens, and throw the crust away.. Also, try making homemade, from scratch pizza, it’s not nearly as much of a nasty guessing game, Ah the struggle is real-I am T1D with gastroparesis so add that into the mix and pizza creates havoc. Temp basals, dual wave bolus and most times am still high but it won’t stop me from eating it, I thought it was going really well till the ‘rage bolus’!Pizza is much easier with an extended bolus on a pump. On MDI you really need a second injection after two hours to head off the rise at 4 hours from combining fat and carbs, I have type 2 diabetes and own a Pizzeria that uses a 120yr old sourdough starter to make our crust. The struggle is rea.

Michelle Cervantes

Michelle Cervantes

Hi, I'm Michelle and I am a committed campaigner for the promotion of healthier lifestyles. I love my mom, I've tried to have a healthier lifestyle for my mom. Everyone should be happy and healthy life

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