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KWeaver
Dallas Texas
I teach technology and computer science in Dallas, Texas and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2002.
Interests: Dog Agility, Diabetes, Computer Science, Java, Visual Basic, programming, web design
Recent Activity
Two weeks ago today, I saw an endocrinologist for the first time since February. I like her and saw her again today. She asked me a question that hadn't been asked in a really long time -- what happens if... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
A1c is 7.9 My endo of 15 years retired in January. I saw a doctor he liked in March as a meet and greet. In April I got notice that his practice was shutting down but that he was opening... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I Sadly, I have always been attracted to activities that are male dominated, so I have been subject to harassment on an almost daily basis. From subtlities to out and out harassment. From the Civil Air Patrol adults who called... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Technology and CS in Dallas
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This post was sponsored by Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Personal opinions and thoughts are my own. Long term readers of my blog will remember that my father and I were both diagnosed with diabetes when we were 42. Shortly after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Needless to say, I have been exhausted. Last Saturday I went blind. This is the first time my dry eye affected both eyes. Usually I put a patch on on the affected eye and get on with my life. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
First, the plans worked well going and during the stay. I had a bit too much medical stuff, but that’s okay. Better too much than too little. The first disaster was that Summer got bit or stung by something. Just... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Got another couple of hours of driving. Taking a little bit of a break. Yesterday was interesting, my insulin pump alarm went off saying I needed a new battery. Of course this is something I can get any truckstop but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I’m on my way to Aldie Virginia. I have been involved with beagles for over 30 years. I have always wanted to go to Institute Farm and do something with my beagles. My first Beagles were hunting dogs. I never... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
This morning and was going through memories and realized that I was diagnosed with diabetes 15 years ago this month. We had a flexible staff development day. I had done the training in the summer so had the day off... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I'm going through a Python course, and the designer of the course sees the need to spend an entire section on String manipulation. Now, I've work professionally as a programmer and have never had to do string manipulation to this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Technology and CS in Dallas
I love my job. This is my third year anniversary of teaching online. In theory we can have school based students but that has not happened yet. Well, once, but the student didn't finish the class. I teach students from... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Technology and CS in Dallas
I had used a prescription company that packaged the drugs in advance and initially deal with the PBM and all issues. It cost more, but I could also take advantage of some of the savings plans. It was worth it... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I have been having problems with UPS deliveries for years. This week was the absolute worse. In an attempt to get my diabetes devices and supplies, UPS has screwed up numerous times and I have used numerous solutions. This is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Thanks Lawerence. I was actually told by a CVS/Caremark representative that I could use the same pharmacy I had been using. Yes, the co pay and formulary has also changed. But our benefits havent changed. ;) Get Outlook for iOS
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Our benefits didn't change but I get a letter on September 2, telling me that I need to change my network pharmacy. Yeah, I found that out when I refilled my Celebrex (generic version). And of course, the network pharmacy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
The old insurance limited the amount I paid. Our prescription costs were managed and limited. We paid so much for each tier of drug. That’s gone now, and I have to pay 20% of the total cost. The good news,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
So the first part of the savings is to move all of the retired teachers (probably all teachers) in Texas from Express Scripts to CVS/Caremark and I quote, "Your benefits haven't changed". Really, then why can't I get my Enlight... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I had a complete pump failure last Sunday. You have to understand that over night on Sunday means Tuesday morning. With the insurance changes coming up, I had decided to investigate another method of diabetes management. Now, I have some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Yep that's the one. They tell me it's a software failure.
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The good news, is that so far, my blood sugar has been good. Yesterday when I got home from the dog show I went to change everything out. I got a critical failure. The fun part, was that the Medtronic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Last year I went to a diabetes conference sponsored by AstraZenca. At the time I was still using old, faulty, CGMS technology and a service dog. Yesterday, a social media site posted a picture from that conference with some really... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
So I'm down to the following types of Mystery Shopping: Grocery stores in the very local area - got to go there Gas stations (but absolutely no audits) in the immediate area Shops that are fun and near somewhere I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Technology and CS in Dallas
Went to refill my blood sugar test strips. Can't do it on the app, have to call in and get a supervisor to override even though I have pre certification, etc. Representative told me that while someone else is filling... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Man, that was fast. Bill passed last week of May, board meets and passes insurance changes. On September 1, we move to CVS Caremark. I have already seen their formulary and looks like I may be going back to Novolog.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Interesting month mystery shopping. I was out of the country the first week. I over scheduled the second week to the point I decided I needed to quit. I still have almost a week and I have over $500 of... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband