Thanks Terry for the additional info on the Dex. I get about 7 days on the MM sensors…looking forward to comparing to the Dex. I read a research article in which they compared the Dex and MM simultaneously…and in comparison to lab tests…on the same test subjects. The Dex7+ looks like it will be the one…but, want to do a comparison for myself.
Yes, unfortunately I only have $1000 of DME/year ($100 deductible) and a replacement pump, pump supplies would come out of that amount. They said I could use any leftover medication coverage ($1,200/year) for pump supplies…but, I would not have anything left over:) I thought I at least had coverage for a new pump…as mine was off warranty, but that was when I found out how low my DME coverage was…and had to fund a new pump myself. I asked other grad students here on Tu what their coverage was like…many others have full medical coverage similar to what I had working…but, each university is different. I am grateful to have the coverage that I do, for a very reasonable price…compared to high risk pools. Goal is to finish the grad work and start teaching as soon as able.
You should consider getting screened for the Faustman study. I am pretty sure they want long standing D’s that are fairly healthy (cardiac, kidney, etc.). I am taking the trip up to Boston in Sept to give my blood donation…first step in getting in on the trials. I too have lived w/ this a long time and anything promising is worth the trip…plus I used to live in Boston and have lots of friends there:) I really hope Phase II shows promise and brings the cure w/in reach.
Be well Terry:) and thanks for your posts.