We voted them into office. Tell them to #Vote4DM.
There are three diabetes bills that are currently in play up on Capitol Hill.
S539/HR1074 – National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (Coordinate)
S945/HR1274 – Access to Quality Diabetes Education Acts (Diabetes Education)
S2689/HR5644 – Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014 (Cover CGM)
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"SAN DIEGO, Oct 20, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dexcom, Inc. DXCM, +1.16% a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device: Dexcom SHARE"
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I may be a bit absent for a while as tomorrow we are putting our 13 yr old Boxer to rest. He has had Diabetes since March 2013 amongst some other health issues and due to his old age and partially Diabetes I think, his health has just crashed this past month, well really this past year. Im a total wreck over this and Ive cried all day for the most part, so if you leave me comments and I dont get them approved or message you back its because I cant read my phone screen while crying like a baby. I cant even talk about it anymore.
I did the information online but it didnt work so I ended up calling them and they did everything over the phone with me, gave me all the numbers for the ID and the bins and all that jazz then mailed me the actual card in the mail.
My co-pay for Humalog and Novolog are $50.00 for every refill. Humalog/Eli Lilly doesnt offer any programs for people with Health Insurance/people who pay an arm and a leg to have health insurance. Novolog/Novo Nordisk does offer a discount card and I think its wonderful that they are willing to help their customers out with their copays. So now I pay $25.00 copay for every refill. It may only seem like a small amount but when you add up a whole year, I save $300.00 After you pile that on the over $10,000 our family pays for health care every little bit saved helps.
So if you are on the fence about switching and need to save some money I highly recommend this program and their customer service has so far been really great!
Novolog savings card: http://www.novolog.com/NovoLogSavings/NovoLogSavings.aspx
Interview with Harvard’s Professor Doug Melton, the Harvard scientist who discovered how to generate functioning beta-cells from stem cells (reported on last week). More hope for a type 1 Diabetes cure.
Interview with Harvard’s Professor Doug Melton
Scientific research is painfully slow and hard. Fifteen years ago we began our work in the lab with stem cells and a few weeks ago we finally discovered how to produce functioning beta-cells.— Professor Doug Melton
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