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    1. Mama Belle
      Mama Belle
      Ha ha ha!!! Nice. When was the last time I posted here? I guess I could change my profile pic, but just visiting this place increases my heart rate.
    2. Seans Mom
      Seans Mom
      I can completely understand why. ;) Hope you'll let him know he's still thought of and missed. Congrats on getting the Pods covered !!
    3. selketine
      Wow! Who is the adorable young lady in your photo and what did you do with cute little Emma? She really has grown!
    4. Seans Mom
      Seans Mom
      Love the new photo of Emma, always the cutie. Hope your dad is doing well, still miss him around here.
    5. karpoozi123
      Thats so cool. You can tell your big bosses that the guy cut me off at an all way stop. ;)
    6. karpoozi123
      Hi! I saw a truck marked "The Scooter Store". Would that be you? Do you guys deliver all the way out here in NY state?
    7. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Oh, thanks so much! First time I read that straight, then I read it again and thought you were admonishing me and I couldn't have been more dejected! So glad I misunderstood. Good luck with all.
    8. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Phony? Is there something hinky about this? My brother is about as straight-laced as they come, and he got advice from an agent, I assumed this was fine. Did you think I was encouraging you to commit fraud? And here I was so puffed up, thinking I was being helpful. . . won't bother you again.
    9. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Yep, it's possible. Aetna for example lets you purchase insurance directly
      from them as an individual or family:

      With SIL's health problems, we couldn't get stand along insurance for the
      family. I'm assuming people are saying the same thing (i.e. due to the
      pre-existing condition of diabetes, they can't get insurance either).

      We were told by an insurance broker how to do it however. We formed a
      partnership (me and Becky) and call ourselves a company. We then applied to
      Aetna as a small business. The requirement is that you have to have a
      minimum of 2 people enrolled in the plan. So our insurance costs doubled.
      I am on it as a single person, Becky and K are on it as a family. We pay
      about $800 a month right now total, to Aetna. (We don't really pay it, Jim
      and the company do). We could've signed up on XXX's plan, but they didn't
      have the right insurance plan for SIL's doctors.

      You have to file all the right tax forms at the end of the year (we just
      show a zero income of course) and provide those yearly to the insurance
      company. There are cheaper plans, think we could've gotten away with $500 /
      month with much bigger deductibles, etc.

      However, I don't know how this works with pre-existing conditions. Becky
      was denied due to the pre-existing condition on her own, but not as part of
      the "company". It's definitely a look before you leap scenario.

      I'd much rather the insurance guys just say "pay us twice as much and we'll
      insure you" (which is what it essentially is), but nope...has to be
      complicated :)

      Hope that helps Lisa...let me know if you want more info....
    10. Lisa P.
      Lisa P.
      Figure you don't want to see my name again, but when I chickened out and tried to go anonymous I couldn't find a way! Saw on your blog that you wanted to start a business and had insurance questions. My SIL had breast cancer, so when my brother wanted to go that way he figured out a solution. Don't know if it would work for you, but I'm posting in the next message his answer to me when I queried him, maybe it's one piece of the puzzle. No need for reply, use it if you can, ignore it if you can't!
    11. Mama Belle
      Mama Belle
      Hey. I didn't want to bump the dad thread since it dissolved into something awful, but I did want to say thanks for the comment about Samantha's picture in my signature. I just found my camera from when we moved and I still has our pictures on there from our last trip to visit the in laws down South. It was like Christmas seeing all of these pictures that I had forgotten I took to begin with!
    12. yeswe'rebothD
      Aww, there's no way you could run out of stuff to say... Well Amy's blog Saturday was "nuff said" for a while, eh? :rolleyes:
    13. TripleThreat
      I changed my user name now that there are 3 type 1 in the house, thanks
    14. yeswe'rebothD
      Hey Nick-- love your blog. How are things with Emma?
    15. Mama Belle
      Mama Belle
      Aw. Thanks for the feedback.
    16. TripleThreat
      "Hi" lol just had a site failure and thats what meter has been saying to me, wasn't able to get home to change site for a few hours.

      Hello to you too Nick

      hope you are having a great day with your family.
    17. TripleThreat
      I read on your blog about Emma, maybe missing mom when whe goes away with brendan and grampa.

      One thing that might helps, that has worked here is getting your wife to go to dollar store. There she get a gift for each day and have her write a little note to Emma, maybe even include a picture of just her and mom too .

      it worked great for us
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    Clovis, NM
    Director of Information Technology
    Who has diabetes?:
    I do (type 1)
    Does your family have celiac?:
    40 years old, type 1 since 26, on insulin pump. My daughter, Emma, was dxd at 9 months and pumps.


    Type 1 Diabetic since 2001. Minimed 722 with Apidra and CGMS.

    Dad of Emma, age 10, diagnosed at 9 months pumping with MM REVEL CGMS and Novolog. She also has been diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Glomerular Nephritis, Multiple-Autoimmune Complex, along with lots of other stuff that makes doctors shrug and say "I dunno."

    Brenden, age 16. Tuba and bass player extraordinaire.
    Husband of Emmasmom.

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