25
Oct

Minimal damage, and feeling grateful

6 unopened vials of Humalog. 2 unopened Humalog Kwikpens. 5 unopened Humalog penfills. 4 unopened Levemir penfills.

All of this went in the garbage today, the result of losing power and having all of my backup insulin hit room temperature in the tornado that hit my city a few weeks ago.

So many people lost so much. People lost their homes, their furniture and belongings. I am very thankful that my insurance plan covers 90% of the cost of insulin. I can restock my backup supply, and I feel so fortunate to be able to do that. My home, my family, my loved ones are all safe, and I won't be left struggling to pay for replacement bottles of this lifesaving drug. Just feeling grateful today.

16
Sep

The big 20 starts it all...

So this month marks my 20-year anniversary with type 1 diabetes, and to help me celebrate my insurance company decided to end my 4-month fight and tell me that yes, they will cover cgm supplies.

 

I've been hoping. I've also been making phone calls, sending emails, regular mail, and faxes. I've been back and forth between my insurance company, my doctor, and the pump reps who've been helping me through the process. I finally brought my case to the HR department at work, and they were able to have my case reviewed SO much faster than all of my efforts over the past few months. I know it will be a few months before my doctor's office can send in my ADP documentation and can fit me in for pump training, but I'm excited to have finally confirmed that I will be able to add not just a pump, but also a cgm to my list of diabetes tools.

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I've also been thinking for a long time about sharing some of my thoughts and stories about my t1d life. I wanted a place to talk about the process, my process, in preparing for and starting to use these new devices, as well as anything else about life with diabetes that happens to be on my mind.

 

I hope you enjoy reading!

 

 

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