This is where the rubber meets the road, my T1 story, truths and life on December 2, 2014.
An exciting day today with a few friends for a video shoot on a topic that has many long-term type ones up in arms. In fact, ever since the day my insurance rep told me that Medicare would no longer cover Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), I’ve been on my social soapbox. After many years of living with diabetes, my body can no longer alert me to falling glucose levels until they have become dangerously low. For many type ones, the use of a CGM eases this burden and prevents a much bigger problem.
I wrote a letter to the president of the United States and didn’t stop there. My friend, the talented actor and activist Geri Jewel (Facts of Life, Deadwood and spokesperson for persons with disabilities), suggested that I write a parody. An idea was brewing with a song on the tip of our tongues. I composed lyrics for Medicare and Mondays and now, here I am with Annice P., Marcos L. and John R. shooting the video. I’ll post the finished product on this site and my YouTube Channel once we complete the editing. I hope you’ll share the link to call attention to the bill in Congress (Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014) that would have Medicare cover the cost of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices.
With Type 1 diabetes, there are good days and bad, ups and downs, highs and lows, but I speak my truths, tell my story and live my life.
How was your day?