Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's been almost 5 years

It's been almost five years since I posted here.  I started this blog for the Blogathon in 2005.  I was blogging for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Apparently there was no Blogathon in 2010 -- they took a year off -- but there will be in 2011 and I think I'll do it again.  In the meantime, I'm going to pick up this blog on type 1 diabetes and continue it.  I think it provides some useful information.

The interesting thing is that the last time I posted, I had just gotten my insulin pump.  My endocrinologist here in Seattle/Bellevue (he has two offices) asked me if my pump is out of warranty.  I think the warranty was five years (I'll have to check) so that means I have two and a half months before my pump is five years old and out of warranty.  The question is -- if my pump breaks, how will I get a new one?  This one was $5000, and right now I have crappy insurance.  I don't now how Medicare-based insurance (the ones the health insurance companies take over from Medicare) handle medical equipment like an insulin pump.  I'll have to check.

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