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$10.41?! Why not just give the stuff away?

Friday, February 1, 2013

Did I really say, in my last blog, that expected payment amounts for Round 2 for diabetes test strips would about $15? Boy, was I (and, apparently, pretty much everyone else) wrong. The strips came in at $10.41.

Diabetes attacks!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The other day, there was yet another article in which a person with diabetes experienced a low blood sugar while driving. The driver had a "diabetic attack," said the article. Which led to commenters posting how much they hated that phrase.

GlucoseBuddy and the big fail

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This year, encouraged (dare I say, excited, even?) by Diabetes Forecast mag's annual product update, I decided to download an app, the GlucoseBuddy, so that I could log numbers and track patterns (when you have diabetes, it's all about the patterns).

The world around you

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

When you are immersed in a particular world long enough, you begin to see it everywhere. For example, I see home medical equipment in use everywhere I go. Prior to joining HME News, it might as well not have existed.

Bloody hell! My strips are going up.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Well, the lucky streak is over. After several years of fairly steady co-pays for my test strips, my copay for them will more than double in 2013.

Lucky 13

Thursday, September 13, 2012

I recently marked a rather unusual anniversary. As of late August, I have had Type 1 diabetes for 13 long, finger-pricking, needle-sticking years. Thirteen years of carb counting and insurance co-pays. Thirteen years since I drank lemonade or had sugar in my coffee. 

Rent your test strips here

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

If you are like me, you come back from vacation feeling, in some ways, out of the loop. You know, like when you learn America has invaded some small third world country or some such nonsense while you've  debating whether you'd rather kayak or sleep in.

Blogs, brownouts and other B words

Friday, May 18, 2012

This week in the online world there was something called Diabetes Blog Week, in which bloggers posted each day on a specific topic.