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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
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I'm going through a Python course, and the designer of the course see 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 6 days ago 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
A bill passed the Texas State Legislature that is supposed to address the insurance issue. The good news, is that changes won’t come in effect until January 1. We are supposed to get free generic prescriptions – everything is currently... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Yes! My A1C is 6.9. Not bad for just getting off a cruise ship. Vitamin D low but acceptable. Cholesterol is high but have been off statins for a year. Get Outlook for iOS Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
Now that I’ve learned that a) you can make some extra money mystery shopping and b) that is hard work, it’s under control now. I’ve got some ideas for some apps that would help shoppers. Just got to get the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I know i won’t be listened to, but the retirement system needed to go back to the school district when they saw our costs were exceeding the intake. The state needs to help too. I’m a huge believer that if... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
It’s sad. I’ve always chosen jobs based on their insurance – primarily because of my father’s health issues. Now, because of my retirement and just the way things are, I may be losing that good insurance. I’ve spent a lot... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
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We have one of these. This is the new one before caulking: The old one had been in place for over 17 years. We have had beagles, border collies and a guest GSD use the door. It goes out to a little dog run. I got it from http://www.dogdoors.com/ They have kits for these doors to go through the walls or doors. Get Outlook for iOS Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Adventures in Training the Beagles
I blogged about it at http://blogs.kweaver.org/blog/2017/04/mystery-shopping-update.html and probably meant to do it here. Last month I did over $800 in Mystery Shops, most of them paid me less than $10.00 Yeah, that’s a lot of mystery shopping. I had a... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Technology and CS in Dallas
It was from Kristina Curtis, and she told me she included me in a post at http://www.fittous.com/diabetes-blogs/ Quite an honor. I just got back from my fourth cruise. I had everything I needed but restless leg medication so I am... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband
I have been shopping since mid-February and am doing quite well. I have flaked a few jobs. One of those jobs were because of the directions, and that company when immediately off my list. Another job was gotten and done... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at Living with Diabetes and Lapband