Dear Nadia: I use an insulin pump, and since we have changed insurance plans, I have a new Doctor, who will not give me enough insulin to last me a month. I have told him that I run out of insulin every month. Andrew Sacramento Ca Dear Andrew: That is outrageous. Is your physician an … Continue reading AskNadia: My Doctor Refuses to Prescribe Me Enough Insulin
Dear Nadia, My son was diagnosed with T1 when he was eight years old. He has been living in Saudi Arabia and getting excellent medical care from the time of his diagnosis. He started using an insulin pump at the age of 9. He is now going to Pomona, California and enrolling in intensive English … Continue reading AskNadia: Type 1 Son Coming from Saudi Arabia to America
Valerie June was exhausted, but initially thought it was her busy schedule, and maybe a bit of jet lag. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter was juggling a burgeoning music career along with numerous part-time jobs to keep herself afloat while she pursued her dream. Valerie would fall asleep standing up, and she struggled to do promotional interviews … Continue reading Singer-Songwriter Has Type 1.5
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 she is a single mom with two other children trying to put herself through college … Continue reading AskNadia: Should I get A Therapy Dog Because My Great Niece’s Fluctuating Blood Sugars?
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 long enough to start a perfect breast stroke. These were supposed to be my new … Continue reading Diabetes Health Type 1: The Knock Out Boxer
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 NovoLog and I am allergic to Humalog. I was told you might have some useful tips to … Continue reading AskNadia: Allergic to Humalog and Medicare Will Not Pay for NovoLog
Dear Nadia, How do I find a type 1 insulin support group near me? I am in an online group but it would helpful to be part of a live insulin pump support group with monthly meetings. I am in the Atlanta, GA area about 30 miles outside the city. Please help. Sandy Dear Sandy: … Continue reading AskNadia: How Do I Find an Insulin Pump Support Group in My Area?
Those who have type 1 diabetes know how important exercise is to maintaining their glucose levels. However, exercising at unplanned times can lead to hypoglycemia. Individuals who use a closed-loop insulin delivery system have wondered if they were at a greater risk of hypoglycemia if they exercise at an unscheduled time. A study conducted by … Continue reading Diabetes Health in The News: Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Provides Glucose Control after Unplanned Exercise
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, I am starting to suffer from the long-term effects of diabetes. The implantable insulin pump … Continue reading AskNadia: The History of the Implantable Insulin Pump
Dear Nadia: I was at a restaurant. After we’d ordered, I tested and dosed. I received a hostile look from a lady at another table. I smiled and said, “I could drop my trousers and inject in my butt, if you’d prefer.” A few moments later a waiter came up and asked me to … Continue reading AskNadia: Asked to Leave Restaurant for Openly Injecting Insulin