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  •  we will see for how long this is necessary (2+ / 0-)
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    4Freedom, greengemini

    if it is other than temporary we will explore the options.  For now the expenses are largely covered by her insurance and her medical savings account.

    We have a wonderful case manager from her insurance company whose training is as an oncology nurse who is helping us with all kinds of issues, and has already walked me through what to do if we want to appeal/protest a ruling on benefits.

    Again, thanks for the information.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 04:48:15 AM PST

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    •  Get the meter your insurance company covers.... (1+ / 0-)
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      teacherken

      ...even if it isn't the one the hospital gave you. I now have Kaiser and I used to have Blue Cross. They each favored different meters but if you use the ones they prescribe then the meter is free and so are the test strips. But don't worry about this unless you have too. What they have given you should probably last you since she is only testing once a day.

      Also, my one word of advice regarding blood sugar is cut the carbs as much as you can. And if it turns out that Leaves does develop a more permanent type 2, then check with me. I've been through it all with finding the right eating balance and you can have the benefit of my experience and spare the mistakes!

      Good luck, and so glad she's coming home.

      •  slight change - twice a dayb (1+ / 0-)
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        texasmom

        before bkfast and before dinner -  and we may already have a conflict between the meter we were given and the strips we got, but we will worry about that tomorrow

        we got home about an hour ago and are just settling in to the new set-up and letting the cats get used to is as well

        "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

        by teacherken on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 05:37:18 PM PST

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