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The only thing that has helped me get my a1c to acceptable levels is the pump and CGM. There was such a dramatic and immediate difference the out of pocket was well worth it. My insurance covered 80% if i recall. My out of pocket for everything (plus a little over a years worth of supplies) was right at $6K.
true story... you know what made me get my shit together? A buddy of mine has diabetes that he doesnt control at all and his cock stopped working. scared me straight for sure.there was also a good dude from the forum that i chatted with a bunch years ago. thanks ben.
ahh teh wonderful FDA. @Jr Mouse thinks theyre just amazing.
just one... nobody else in my family has any form of diabetes either. Guess im the lucky one hathats great. my a1c had been around 11ish for years. after i got my pump, got it down just below 7.I use the medtronic CGM. its been accurate, and a HUGE help.
well said! haha
i got it when i was 19.... doc said it was probably due to me being on antibiotics for an extended period of time. Said after it killed the infection, it couldve turned on my body and destroyed my pancreas. odd.I think if the drug companies were as competitive as the tire market, a lot of these problems would sort themselves out.
i was on the fence for years... finally got a really good doc and decided to try it out. such a huge difference. My A1C has dropped dramatically and keeps getting closer to normal.
type 1 diabetic as well. I just had to pay $6K last week for my supplies and insulin pump and CGM. Moving to the pump was the best decision ive made, but holy shit it was expensive.When i used the pens, my copay was $30 for a pack of them. (4-5 pens in the box if i recall) I remember when i was without insurance i had to pay thousands out of pocket for those few months. Kinda terrible... 2 choices... pay it, or pretty much die.
I think its an odd thing... .drug prices are so subsidized by insurance companies, that they can get away with it fuckall to uninsured folks. The entire industry is a fucked up place and glad fixing it doesnt rest on my shoulders.thanks P! she's doing great, like nothing ever happened. Having no idea what was going on, scared the living shit out of me.im 50/50 with you on the tire analogy.... where you lose me is the life/death importance of medicine vs the luxury of...
^fairly certain CJ for Polo is tagged the us size... but CJ is tagged UK sizing. odd.
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