SIGN THE PETITION: CGM Monitors for Type 1 Diabetics on Medicare

Please consider signing this petition, http://ht.ly/zWalS. I have reached out to my local senators about this issue as well. Here’s what I wrote:

I believe all Type 1 diabetics have the right to a CGM monitor to help relieve some of the burden this disease imposes. Sugars can rise or drop unpredictably and rapidly, and we all have the right to best manage our health and improve our quality of life. CGM monitors eliminate the need to constantly prick fingers for manual blood sugar readings. They also provide much more valuable, consistent and accurate readings all day long, so that individuals and their healthcare providers can choose the best course of action medically. Elderly individuals are at an even higher risk of developing complications due to Type 1, and so it it our duty to give them the resources needed to help them stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your consideration. 

 

Check it out here! 

http://ht.ly/zWalS

 Thanks!!! 

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JDRF One Walk Fundraising!

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in January of 2014, and my world hasn’t been the same since. This illness impacts my life each and every day. It has proven to me that I am stronger than I ever could have imagined, but it is also a humbling disease to live with. Between the finger pricks, multiple shots daily, highs and lows, and doctors visits, each day is unpredictable, presenting new challenges, obstacles, and triumphs. I am thrilled to be walking in JDRF’s One Walk this fall. I walk for a future without diabetes and the daily struggles it comes with. I also walk to spread awareness about T1D in order to reduce stigma and misconceptions. If you fell inclined to donate, I urge you to support this meaningful cause.

Please Donate!

http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=3895&pg=personal&px=9228853