Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Ride to Cure! I'm In!

I've gotten the info on the Seattle JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, and training has already started!  I'm going to start going to the bike rides THIS SATURDAY!   It's 25-35 miles Saturday -- I am pretty sure I can do it, we'll see.  I hope there aren't too many hills!!!!!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

My sentiments exactly....

Ride to Cure Diabetes?

I was just reading about the JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes.  I think I might like to do that.  I would have to get past that block of asking people to give me donations for the Ride, but I like the idea of it.

Animas or MiniMed

My insurance company is STILL looking into getting me the new pump.  Not much progress on that front -- the woman who called today wasn't even clear what kind of pump I was looking for.  So I told her to check out the Animas pump again, but also suggested she get info for me on the MiniMed, since that's what my doctor likes.  I also put a call in to his office asking whether he would prefer I get a MiniMed this time.

The only drawback on getting the MiniMed is that I have lots of Animas IR1250 supplies.  But if my insurance agent was correct, the supplies have zero deductible.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Insurance -- Hopefully New Pump

I've now got Puget Sound Health Partners and Animas is working with their provider to get me a new pump.  My pump has been out of warranty for a year, and it's not safe to take the chance that something might go wrong with this one and I won't be able to get it replaced.  The provider is something called Byram Health Care.  I understood from the agent who sold me the insurance that 100 percent of my supplies will be covered under PSHP, so that's a boom.  I still owe Animas for supplies from the last (lousy) health insurance!