Category Archives: Insulin Pump

AskNadia: Should I get A Therapy Dog Because My Great Niece’s Fluctuating Blood Sugars?

My great niece was diagnosed three years ago with diabetes she is now 13.  She gives herself seven shots a day.  Her sugar fluctuates so much that my niece seriously wants to get her a therapy dog.  The problem is

Diabetes Health Type 1: The Knock Out Boxer

My diabetic educator fired up a video of professional athletes enjoying their chosen sport. A cyclist whizzed down mountainous trails in California with an insulin pump mounted on his hip. A swimmer dove into a pool and came up just …

AskNadia: Allergic to Humalog and Medicare Will Not Pay for NovoLog

Hello Nadia,

I got your email address from Insulin-Pumpers.org and hoped you can help me with an answer as to the current action of Medicare forcing people to use Humalog instead of NovoLog.  Medicare has refused to pay for the

AskNadia: The History of the Implantable Insulin Pump

Dear Jeff,

 I have had diabetes for 28 years and wore two different insulin pumps for a total of 8 years. I quit the insulin pump because of scarring issues that lead to insulin effectiveness issues. Now after many years,

Type 1 Diabetes: A Running Start

I’ve started running. To be specific, I’m using the Couch to 5K program, an iPhone app that leads you, or someone you love, through a series of intensifying workouts.

I’ve never been one for tough exercise. Even in grade school …

Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes: Doctors Using Technology to Help People With Diabetes

An online survey from Consumer Reports showed that the top complaint among 660 surveyed doctors was the failure of patients to follow advice or treatment recommendations.

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes can be effectively managed in most patients through …

AskNadia: Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover the OmniPod Insulin Pump

Whys doesn’t Medicare cover the OmniPod tubeless insulin pump?  I sure wish it was covered.

Cathy

diabeteshealth.com Subscriber

Dear Cathy,

Medicare has their own formula for calculating what is medically necessary for medical devices, which they classify as “Durable Medical …