Monday, September 18, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
They seem to think, simply because they are the parent of a juvenile onset/type 1 diabetic, that they KNOW what it's like to actually live with the disease/chronic illness. Well they don't. Living with diabetes and being the caretaker or parent of one is not the same thing. Yes it's difficult to have a child with some sort of disease/ or disorder. It's not easy. It's harder on the person who has the disease or disorder. Especially when the person who is caring for them is a control freak.
Anyway, I found one forum where the parents don't post as often, and if they do, they listen to those of us who have had diabetes longer than most of these parents have been alive. We know what's it's like. We were alive before meters were used on a daily basis. We had to test our urine. We were lucky enough to use glass syringes and not the awful plastic syringes we are now forced to use if we use the syringe instead of the pen, which I won't ever use.
END OF THAT RANT.
I've been having a discussion with, I believe a type 2 diabetic who it looks like has Medicare, or about to go on it. Apparently Medicare is a bit upset with Dexcom because they only have FDA approval of the G5 mobile CGM for dosing insulin. So Medicare has told Dexcom to make a G5 receiver that cannot be connected to the mobile device.
This fellow is being really obtuse about my responses. He says he doesn't understand what I'm saying. I've said the same things two different ways. The last time being more specific. He's just being a jerk. I think he's being stupid because he thinks he's better than me all because I don't have a smart phone.
#1 my T:Slim G4 can't use the G5. It's still under the original warranty. So I can't get it upgraded to the new version of the X2 without paying around $500. So I'm keeping the G4. I'm not going to carry two diabetic devices just to monitor my blood sugar. AND, the top reason is. How do I know that the G5 will be any better than the G4 in what my meter reads and what the CGM gives me. I don't.
I can understand why Medicare is doing this. It's economics. If a person doesn't have a CGM or doesn't have the right type of smart phone and knows the only way "legally" they can dose their insulin is using the mobile app, there will be some who will actually believe that Medicare has to purchase the right smart phone for them. Granted not all people are like this, but there are some. So Medicare is trying to prevent this by forcing Dexcom to get FDA approval for the G5 receiver for dosing too. I don't know why they didn't do this too. Because everything I've read, the only FDA approved dosing is the mobile app.
NOT EVERYONE has the G5 or a smart phone. Is it fair to them that they can't dose from their receiver? Yes they can do it, and I'm sure a lot do. BUT if they are like me and have problems with the CGM the majority of the time being incorrect, they could give themselves more insulin than they really needed. And since the receiver hasn't had the FDA approval yet, would Dexcom be at fault? I think not.
So Medicare is just looking out for itself.
Friday, August 18, 2017
You are not born with the homosexual gene. You are not born with male sex organs then one day decide you're really a female. Both of those are mental illnesses. Hear me Left wing liberals. MENTAL ILLNESSES. Due to the political correctness and pressure, the mental health community removed them as mental disorders.
Abortion is murder. A baby is living breathing person at conception.
Nobody is better than me, nobody is worse. We are all the same in God's eyes. Every person is equal to me and I am equal to you. A movie star isn't better, a ditch digger isn't worse. We are all human beings. People we are all people no matter where we live, the color of our skins or how much money we make.
About this racist crap the left wing is going on and on about. I'm not sure what I'm suppose to call you so, don't get upset. All you blacks, Negroes or African Americans you don't have too much to complain about. The majority of you who are complaining were not injured in the slave trade. None of you were slaves. Maybe your parents and/or grandparents were around in the 50's and 60's when things were bad in the south. BUT you weren't there. So you have nothing to whine about. Sure, maybe you are descended from slaves, but that's all. Get over it.
The people in America who really have a reason to complain about racism are the American Indians. Look what we, as the white man, did to them. What the white people did to their home and country. The Indians have so much more to complain about. They have been shoved onto reservations. The black people haven't had that degradation. Think about it.
How would you black, Negro, African American's feel if you were to have been forced onto a reservation like the American Indian? Would you have liked that? The Indians LIVED HERE. The white people came and called them savages. We stole their land and country.
You don't see the American Indians whining about racism.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Alt right does not equal neo-natz or white supremacists. Stop calling people who are racist alt right. They are not. People who are in the right wing and consecrative are not racist any more than those who are in the left wing and liberal racist.
In both groups, those who were for removing the statue of Robert E. Lee and those who wanted the statue to stay, had both bad and good people in their groups. I don't understand why the media is going crazy because President Trump said this. It's true. People get your head out of your ass and THINK.
There are always kooks in groups of people. There are always people there who aren't sure what's going on. They are just there to be part of a crowd. They don't know what's happening, They are just there to participate in something, anything. They are basically gawkers. Just like at fires and car accidents. There are those people who like to watch what's happening. They don't know what's going on, but they want to watch, be a part of it.
I also don’t give a rats as what any actor, actress or other hollywood liberal person thinks about what has happened ANYWHERE. A good portion of them have biased left-wing beliefs. These are the ones who don't care about the average person. They don't know or don't care how the average person thinks or feels. They believe, because they are on the screen, that they should be worshiped. That somehow their thoughts, beliefs are more important than the people who pay to see them on the big screen or on their television each week.
I'm sick of the Republicans not sticking up for our president. They should since they belong to the same political party. They should support him in public. If they disagree with him, do so in private.
Also get your butts in gear, repeal and replace Obama Care. You've been promising that for 7 years. Do it NOW. You control the House, Senate and the President's Office. It's what we elected you to do. And Please remember congress. You're there because you've been elected, you can be replaced.
You morons also consider being in Washington your jobs. It was not set up to be that way. Our founding fathers did not want you to think of your being a US Senator or Representative as your sole means of supporting your family. You were to go to DC and do the countries work, then go back home, check on your districts. THEN go to YOUR REAL JOB.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
I'm so sick of the way the liberal media and the democrats in the senate and house are treating our legally elected President. If everyone would remember what President Trump said, they wouldn't be in a tither when he puts out his tweets. He said he'd fight back. If someone insulted him, he'd insult them. So people, if you don't want him to insult you, STOP making fun of him, his wife, his children, his policies. Instead start working on making America better. Do what you're suppose to do in Washington.
And why do the Senators and Representatives have no term limits? That is SO outrageous. This needs to be changed. Being in Washington D.D.was not suppose to be a persons full-time job. No, they were suppose to have another real job in their home state. They were suppose to come to Washington D.C. while the House and Senate were open to discuss whatever was on the agenda, then they went back to their homes and did their jobs there. AND they went around their home districts to check on what their constituents wanted, how they felt their elected official was doing in D.C.
And all the bull crap about Russia. Come on people. The Russians did not do anything with the election. They did not do anything with the DNC computers. If you remember correctly, they tried to get into the RNC's computers, not the DNC's. And tell me this. Why didn't the DNC allow someone outside of the DNC to look at their computer? Allow a real professional to check their computer? Why? Because they knew Russia didn't try to break into their computer. They just hate President Trump. They are cry babies and poor losers because Mrs. Slick Willy didn't get elected.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
I've also read on different diabetic blogs where the juvenile onset diabetics and type 2 diabetics talk about the friends they've made on-line.
Then I stop and think, what do all these people consider friends? I consider a friend someone with whom I've either met face to face, or have talked with on the phone or skype. I don't consider someone a friend because I'm following them on Twitter or Instagram or You Tube. I don't consider someone a friend just because I'm friends with them on facebook. And I haven't had a facebook account in over 10 years.
And why do most diabetics seem to feel they have to surround themselves with other diabetics? This is something I really don't understand. Are they so lacking in self confidence that they need other diabetics to put themselves up? Are they afraid to talk with their doctors? What is the fascination about having diabetic friends? I just don't understand this?
I'm not being critical. Maybe it sounds that way. I just don't understand. Up until I went to diabetic camp when I was 8, I didn't know another juvenile onset diabetic. None. I was the only juvenile onset in my hometown. There were no others. I learned about type 2 diabetics, who I, at the age of 6 called fake diabetics, because they didn't have to have shots. But I hadn't met any. Yes it was nice knowing I wasn't the only juvenile onset on the planet, and I did write to one for a while.
As an adult, I met and befriended one at my church. We didn't hang out because he worked and my job was taking care of my children. We'd see each other at church functions. When we saw each other, we didn't immediately ask how our blood sugars then later A1C's were doing. Those weren't what were important to our friendship. The diabetes was something I learned about while we were talking. He was the only adult juvenile diabetic I've ever met and befriended. Because we had to change churches, I no longer see him.
I've tried going on the different diabetic forums. I don't understand most of the people there. They all seem to agree with one another. Most people there seem to think that N and R insulin are horrible and should be thrown away. I don't understand that. I loved those insulins. I never had any problems with them. None at all. I didn't feed the insulin. I KNEW how to use it. I was on it from DAY 1. I started with U40 of Beef NPH, then went to U60, then U80. R was added when I was in high school. I was on a sliding scale up until I was switched to Humalog and Lantus in 2014 after my cancer surgery when I decided to try an endo.
My endo isn't a fan of N and R. She says that they are old insulins and don't work. Well they worked for me just fine. She also suggested I stop the sliding scale and switch to count carbohydrates. I only did both of those because I knew she wanted me on the pump and I knew it'd be easier using the pump on Humalog and counting carbohydrates.
I now wonder if I was right to switch to the carbohydrate counting. Why? Because the number of carbohydrates depends upon which book you use. Or which website you visit. There is a web site Recipe, Calorie, Carbohydrate that allows you to type in a recipe and it will give you the nutritional value of a recipe. The only problem is you have to figure out how many servings is in the recipe.
Most of the people on the forums seem to always agree with each other. And they seem to all like the same things. They seem to think that artificial sweeteners are the best thing in the world. I can't use them. They all, all of them give me head aches, I hate the aftertaste. I refuse to use them. So I don't. And eating low carbohydrates. They think if you eat over X amount of carbohydrates, you're basically killing yourself.
People, get one thing straight. All foods contain carbohydrates. All foods turn into sugar. All of them. Some have very very little some have a great deal. But all foods have some. Even an egg had some. Check it out, Google or Bing nutritional value of an egg.
My endo has a support group for juvenile onsets. Which I probably join. The biggest problem is her office is a one hour drive one way. And I have a very bad back. Driving there for my appointments kill my back for several days after the appointment. Driving there once a week, isn't an option. The endo in the city I live in does have support groups for juvenile onsets. Yet he has one BIG requirement. You have to be a patient of his or his partner to attend the support group.
So what's so important about having diabetic friends? I don't have any and I'm doing just fine.