I am not in the news business, but if I were, type 1 diabetes would be front page, top focus, the lead story. It would be 24 hours – round the clock- coverage with no commercial interruptions. Why? As I channel my inner Howard Beale, the fictitious character in the Oscar-nominated film Network, and shout, […]
Continuous Glucose Monitoring
This is where the rubber meets the road, my T1 story, truths and life on June 18, 2015. I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Sheena Metal Experience with Sheena Metal. Sheena graciously allowed me to provide a snapshot of my life living with type one diabetes and a soapbox to encourage […]
This is where the rubber meets the road, my T1 story, truths and life on March 9, 2015, a day when I discovered I made the list of famous celebrity diabetics. [View the story “Making the Celebrity D-List, Now What?” on Storify] With type one diabetes, there are good days and bad, ups and […]
Here’s an episode of Inside My Blue World and my take on where things stand with H.R. 5644, a bill to have Medicare cover the cost of Continuous Glucose Monitoring devices. listen to ‘Inside My Blue World – CGM Legislative Update February 2015’ on audioBoom
I am proud to debut Medicare and Mondays, my musical, impassioned, plea to Congress to pass H.R. 5644, the Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014.* H.R. 5644 would have Medicare cover the cost of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices. CGM technology is a life-saver for many diabetics, including yours truly, who are insulin-dependent.
A petition created by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) underscores the legislation’s importance and urgency.
The continuous glucose monitor (CGM) has been shown to improve glucose control — preventing dangerous high and low blood sugars — and is recommended by national diabetes clinical guidelines and covered by nearly all private health plans.
However, Medicare does not yet cover CGM devices, leaving seniors with insulin-dependent diabetes vulnerable to high rates of hospitalization and emergency room visits.
Please, please please share the video, spread the word and sign the JDRF petition urging Medicare to provide coverage for CGM technology.
This singing sister of the pump thanks you!
*Update: This bill died in Congress, but a new bill, H.R. 1427 Medicare CGM Access Act of 2015, was introduced on March 18, 2015. Please subscribe to this blog for my updates.
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 […]
This is an issue that has many type ones up in arms. So I decided to write this letter to the president: November 19, 2014 Dear Mr. President, I know you’re a busy man, so let me cut to the chase. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 47 years. Unfortunately, as often happens […]