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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites

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I'd like to add two other websites that contain valuable information for T1s.  John Walsh, author of "Using Insulin" and "Pumping Insulin" has a website http://www.diabetesnet.com/.  That site contains information from and supporting the material from his books, but if you look hard, it also contains a bunch of specialized and more advanced information.  Gary Scheiner, author of "Think Like a Pancreas" has gone a step further and created a website with advanced courses (Type1University).  These courses charge a fee, but the fee is modest.  I've not been able to verify whether any insurance companies have actually coughed up coverage for the courses.

 

I also have taken advantage of Continuing Medical Education (CME) on diabetes, available at medscape.com, presentdiabetes.com, Joslin, and DiabetesinControl.

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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites

 

Posting this here for Angela (ajsammycat). Thanks Angela! She posted this at the follwing link on the T1 forum.

 

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http://community.diabetes.org/t5/Adults-Living-with-Type-1/Pre-Existing-Condition-Insurance-Coverage...


.Pre-Existi​ng Condition Insurance Coverage Informatio​n from US Federal Government.Options
10-14-2011 12:23 AM

 

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan

From: http://www.pcip.gov/  (call center, M-F, 8 am – 11 pm ET, 1-866-717-5826; TTY: 1-866-561-1604)

 

This program is meant to provide people who have a pre-existing condition with comprehensive health coverage at the same price healthy people pay while receiving benefits at any qualified provider of their choice.  It was designed as a bridge until the new insurance rules go into effect in 2014, when all Americans will have access to health insurance.  Currently, 27 states administer their own plans for their residents while 23 plans are administered by the federal government.  Thus, no matter which state in which you reside, there is an option.

 

The following conditions must be met to be eligible for this program:

 

•· You must be a citizen or national of the United States or reside in the U.S. legally.
•· You must have been without health coverage for at least the last six months. Please note that if you currently have insurance coverage that doesn’t cover your medical condition or are enrolled in a state high risk pool, you are not eligible for the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan.
•· You must have a pre-existing condition or have been denied coverage because of your health condition.
Income is NOT a factor in determining eligibility for these plans. 

 

Among the important benefits offered is prescription drug coverage – whether the plan is administered by your state government or the federal government. However, which drugs are allowed and the co-pay for the drugs differs from plan to plan. Check the federal database (https://pcip.gov/StatePlans.html) to see the different plans offered in the state in which you live.

 

If you live in a state with a federally-administered plan, please check this page (https://pcip.gov/Apply.html) for the application form. For people residing in places with state-administered plans, you will need to go to your state’s site to obtain the proper application forms (see https://pcip.gov/StatePlans.html).

 

All information is provided in both English and Spanish!

 

Remember, the main website is: www.pcip.gov.

 

A call center is available Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 11 PM Eastern Time:

1-866-717-5826

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  All brittle means, is that one has great fluctuations, which is pretty much hallmark for Type 1's. Some more so than others. - me
  First light brings a new day, new hope, new wisdom, and a chance to start fresh again. - me

If everyone were dealt the same amount of cards, there would be no challenges in life. Challenges are part of life's lessons, to teach us to grow in all aspects, and to learn what we need to learn, to make it in this world. Life was not meant to be fair. -me



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thiruvelan
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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites

DiabetesUK

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/


Canadian Diabetes Association

http://www.diabetes.ca/


American Dietetic Association

http://www.eatright.org/


Diabetic Retinopathy

http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/diabetic/retinopathy.asp


National Kidney Foundation

http://www.kidney.org/


Complications of Diabetes

http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Complications_of_Diabetes

 

Hope these diabetes resources are helpful.

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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites

Please Help!!!   I was diagnosed with DMT1 in Feb 2011 and have no insurance and need help.  I have a wonderful doctor that gives me samples of flexpens, please help me steer in the righe direction.

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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites


fdrl62 wrote:

Please Help!!!   I was diagnosed with DMT1 in Feb 2011 and have no insurance and need help.  I have a wonderful doctor that gives me samples of flexpens, please help me steer in the righe direction.


 

Her you go, fdrl62. There are several places listed, so read through all of them. The link is:

 

http://community.diabetes.org/t5/Adults-Living-with-Type-1/Prescription-Assistance-Programs-includes...

 

This link is always in my signature below. If you have any questions, need comfort, advice, or just want to join in, please let us know.

 

Trisha

 




Trisha

IDDM (Type 1 Autoimmune) 30+ years ~ Currently using MDI & Minimed CGM ~
Check out my diabetes blog!

  All brittle means, is that one has great fluctuations, which is pretty much hallmark for Type 1's. Some more so than others. - me
  First light brings a new day, new hope, new wisdom, and a chance to start fresh again. - me

If everyone were dealt the same amount of cards, there would be no challenges in life. Challenges are part of life's lessons, to teach us to grow in all aspects, and to learn what we need to learn, to make it in this world. Life was not meant to be fair. -me



~ New Type 1 Info ~ Insulin, Test Strips, Lancets, and other meds ~ Kidney Damage Info ~


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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites

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Here are a couple more excellent resources, courtesy of Joan. Thank you Joan, and for the corrected links! :smileyhappy:

 

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1.  FEDERAL QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER (FQHC): Unfortunately FQHC are not found in every state for their residents. Information about these federal health care centers are not always listed under FQHC but under HEALTH  RESOURCES and SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA) "Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These health care centers also accept those with  health care insurance. " 

http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx

 

2. TRI CARE FOR LIFE   is for retired military personnel and their spouse  age 65 and beyond. It is NOT the same as Tri Care (some medical staff become confused on the differences).  Access depends on enrollment in Medicare Part B which involves a monthly charge; the same as non military Medicare recipients.  

http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/Lea​rnAboutPlansAndCosts/TRICAREForLife? 


3.  TRI CARE: Active duty military and  family AND retired military personnel under the age of 65;  Co pays depend on rank status, and Plan chosen.. The following link will direct interested persons to the correct information:

http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/home

 


Joan


* Type 1 Diagnosed Nov 1957 (age 22)
* 50 Year Joslin Medalist Award 2007
* Medtronic's Paradigm Revel 523 insulin pump March 2011
* Food allergies: milk, yeast, corn ingredients.
* Hashimoto's disease, and a bit of arthritis; one kidney due to benign Angiomyolipoma..
* Hobbies/Interests: Wildlife Naturalists, artist, gardening, music, and politics

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Trisha




Trisha

IDDM (Type 1 Autoimmune) 30+ years ~ Currently using MDI & Minimed CGM ~
Check out my diabetes blog!

  All brittle means, is that one has great fluctuations, which is pretty much hallmark for Type 1's. Some more so than others. - me
  First light brings a new day, new hope, new wisdom, and a chance to start fresh again. - me

If everyone were dealt the same amount of cards, there would be no challenges in life. Challenges are part of life's lessons, to teach us to grow in all aspects, and to learn what we need to learn, to make it in this world. Life was not meant to be fair. -me



~ New Type 1 Info ~ Insulin, Test Strips, Lancets, and other meds ~ Kidney Damage Info ~


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leehr
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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites

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Hi Trisha: Thank you for posting  the  infor on Tri Care, FQHC and Tri Care for Life.  When I read the info provided again  I see where I should have added a bit more clarifying information.  More importantly the Links  are  NOW correct; seems as if the government CHANGED them since I first found this information.

 

Will you please delete my last post  entirely on this topic and post the following without this personal  italicized portion to you?  Might be best to include my name and signature  with the posted information.  

 



Please post the following:

 

1.  FEDERAL QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTER (FQHC): Unfortunately FQHC are not found in every state for their residents. Information about these federal health care centers are not always listed under FQHC but under HEALTH  RESOURCES and SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA) "Federally-funded health centers care for you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. These health care centers also accept those with  health care insurance. " 

http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/Search_HCC.aspx

 

2. TRI CARE FOR LIFE   is for retired military personnel and their spouse  age 65 and beyond. It is NOT the same as Tri Care (some medical staff become confused on the differences).  Access depends on enrollment in Medicare Part B which involves a monthly charge; the same as non military Medicare recipients.  

http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/LearnAboutPlansAndCosts/TRICAREForLife? 


3.  TRI CARE: Active duty military and  family AND retired military personnel under the age of 65;  Co pays depend on rank status, and Plan chosen.. The following link will direct interested persons to the correct information:

http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/home

 


Joan


* Type 1 Diagnosed for 56 years as of Nov 2013
* 50 Year Type 1 Medalist Award from Joslin Diabetes Clinic (Harvard Medical School)
* Medtronic Paradigm Revel 523 insulin pump as of March 2011
* Insulin: Humalog
* Food Allergies: milk, yeast, corn
* Hashimoto's thyroid disease
* A bit of arthritis
* One kidney due to benign Angiomyolipoma.
* Volunteer Community Disaster Co-Coordinator
* Hobbies/Interests: Wildlife Naturalists, artist, gardening, music
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leehr
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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites & other resources

Hi Trisha,   Not sure I have the correct location to provide some info for you. Anyway here goes.....


The Web site provided under your signature for the  Kidney Article is no longer available from what I learned contacting the source you provided,  The article on Kidneys in the archives is gone!  I can not find it using your description of how to find  etc.  So I contacted the source and they told me this....

 

The only way to gain a copy of this article now was for them to make a copy and send it to me via 1st class mail.   I now have the complete article.The employee found one copy of just the article and made a copy for me.

 

 I am willing to type it up or make a copy to send to you and then perhaps you could see that it has its own Tagged Web Site locations at the top of the T1 board???!!

 

Thanks

Joan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


* Type 1 Diagnosed for 56 years as of Nov 2013
* 50 Year Type 1 Medalist Award from Joslin Diabetes Clinic (Harvard Medical School)
* Medtronic Paradigm Revel 523 insulin pump as of March 2011
* Insulin: Humalog
* Food Allergies: milk, yeast, corn
* Hashimoto's thyroid disease
* A bit of arthritis
* One kidney due to benign Angiomyolipoma.
* Volunteer Community Disaster Co-Coordinator
* Hobbies/Interests: Wildlife Naturalists, artist, gardening, music
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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites & other resources

Joan, that is correct. That article has not been on those website archives, for awhile now. I went back through 50 or 60  pages last year, trying to get a link for it. The link in my signature, is to my blog, where I have part of that article. I still have the original article that was in the printed issue, but thank you for the offer to send it to me. I cannot copy the entire article, due to copyright laws. If you are also referring to my blog article not being there, it still is. After awhile, they fall off of that page and goes into a folder on the right hand side. I believe that is how it works, but will check it out. I can do a separate post in this thread, and put the link to my blog, for the part of the article that I could put in.

 

Trisha




Trisha

IDDM (Type 1 Autoimmune) 30+ years ~ Currently using MDI & Minimed CGM ~
Check out my diabetes blog!

  All brittle means, is that one has great fluctuations, which is pretty much hallmark for Type 1's. Some more so than others. - me
  First light brings a new day, new hope, new wisdom, and a chance to start fresh again. - me

If everyone were dealt the same amount of cards, there would be no challenges in life. Challenges are part of life's lessons, to teach us to grow in all aspects, and to learn what we need to learn, to make it in this world. Life was not meant to be fair. -me



~ New Type 1 Info ~ Insulin, Test Strips, Lancets, and other meds ~ Kidney Damage Info ~


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leehr
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Re: Here are some reputable useful websites & other resources

Thanks Trisha - As usual, you have it all worked out.  Just thought having that link to the article within your signature could be miss leading.   I knew you had the article but the one they sent to me in only two pages.  Might have left something importnat out but does not seem so.  Anyway know you will fix it  - just right.

 

Cheers,

Joan


* Type 1 Diagnosed for 56 years as of Nov 2013
* 50 Year Type 1 Medalist Award from Joslin Diabetes Clinic (Harvard Medical School)
* Medtronic Paradigm Revel 523 insulin pump as of March 2011
* Insulin: Humalog
* Food Allergies: milk, yeast, corn
* Hashimoto's thyroid disease
* A bit of arthritis
* One kidney due to benign Angiomyolipoma.
* Volunteer Community Disaster Co-Coordinator
* Hobbies/Interests: Wildlife Naturalists, artist, gardening, music