Hi, I've been pumping for about 16 yrs now. My pump is the Medtronic Minimed. It's the only one Kaiser Permanente will help pay for. I do like it very much. It's better than 5-6 shots a day and my latest A1c was 6.4. Only problem is I have a profound hearing loss so the "beep" warning is useless to me and the "vibration" warning is too as I wear it on the outside of my pants at the waist and can't feel it. I guess I could stuff it someplace else...LOL.View Thread
I've been a type 1 for 27 yrs and I need a hearing aid. The audiologist says my particular hearing loss (over 50% loss) is caused by my diabetes. My HMO won't cover an aid for me. Is it possible to have a hearing loss from diabetes? and then doesn't this make it a "medical" need? I'm on the pump and they cover that!View Thread
I looked it up on WebMD and it said something about blood supply being less. I had to go ahead a bbuy the aid on my own at costco...$2095.00 for two. I only wear them when I go into meet and mingle with people. Sure is nice to hear better again.View Thread
Hi Julie, I've been type 1 for nearly 28 yrs now. I am H G U also. It's not much fun. I have been down in the low 30's before I realize something isn't right with me. A few times I've been in the high 20" too. I mainly get a little mental confusion so when I finally figure out to test my BG I'm in a real danger zone. I always test before I drive my car as it scares the heck out of me. 1life2livefor is right on when she says to look for "other" symtoms and I say look for some new unusual ones too as we don't all have the "traditional" symtoms. Hope this helps.View Thread
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