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Diabetes Testing under US Medicare
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I don't think anywhere near enough noise has been made about loss of earned benefits to our generation Sad
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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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#12
Hello together...
is any relationship between Diabetes II / Melius and using a CPAP machine?
Are the values of the diabetes then better ???
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#13
Guten Tag,

There may be a link between sleep quality and insulin resistance.
Insulin resistance is a primary component of DM Type II.

Gruss aus der USA

Mongo
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(07-15-2016, 02:21 PM)DariaVader Wrote: I don't think anywhere near enough noise has been made about loss of earned benefits to our generation Sad

I think it's largely our own fault. We were told that we had to learn to do more with less, and silly us, we fell for it. Thus the results we see now.

We should have insisted that we get more for less.
Ed Seedhouse
VA7SDH

Your brain is not the boss.

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(07-15-2016, 02:21 PM)DariaVader Wrote: earned benefits to our generation Sad

Please elaborated on what earned benefits you are referring to.?Thinking-about
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My last employer, whose revenue is nearly 100% from USG contracts, promised retiree medical care.
When the ACA passed, they dropped us like a hot potato. That was an earned benefit for years of service to the company.

That resulted in my Rx coverage having a Part D doughnut hole. Test strips carved out of the Rx benefit and made a Medicare Part B item.

Not to mention that I paid into SS and Medicare for all my working life at or near the SS yearly cap.
(They took the annual cap off of Medicare wage deductions.) Was Medicare not also earned by virtue of paying the tax?
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I agree that the false advertisements by both governments and private employers reguarding promises to their workers is criminal at best. History tells us that it in not unique to our generation

From the Roman Empire to the modern nation states, employers have found it expedient to provide pensions for the workers who perpetuate their regimes.

More than two thousand years ago, the fall of the Roman republic and the rise of the empire were inextricably linked to the payment, or rather the nonpayment, of military pensions.

During the American Revolution army pensions became such a sensitive issue that only the personal intervention of George Washington prevented a mutiny of Continental troops over their promised pension payments

(07-15-2016, 02:21 PM)DariaVader Wrote: I don't think anywhere near enough noise has been made about loss of earned benefits to our generation Sad

(07-17-2016, 05:55 PM)justMongo Wrote: My last employer, whose revenue is nearly 100% from USG contracts, promised retiree medical care.
When the ACA passed, they dropped us like a hot potato. That was an earned benefit for years of service to the company.

(07-17-2016, 05:55 PM)justMongo Wrote: Was Medicare not also earned by virtue of paying the tax?

One of the bigest benifit withdrawals in history was the in 1933, when the American automaker Studebaker, went into receivership. And the company’s president, Albert Erskine, resigned and committed suicide. Studebaker eventually rebounded from its financial troubles, only to close its doors for the final time in 1966

On July 21, 1930 U.S. President Herbert Hoover issued executive Order 5398 - Establishing the Veterans' Administration in an atttemp to correct benifit failures promised to WWI verterans by Woodrow Wilson

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JustMongo, Bayer Contour NEXT is an excellent meter. It also meets the new Federal guidelines of 15% error rate (was 20% before 2016). New to this model is the ability to add more blood within 30 seconds - fewer wasted strips with that stupid error code of not enough blood.

There are several models - the EZ does NOT have a cord available for you to plug your data into the computer. You want the regular Contour NEXT or the USB NEXT at this time. You can always get a free EZ later on when they get the cords in by calling customer service.

I am presuming that you do not have a handy pharmacy or you wouldn't be restricting yourself through mail order (it's only the mail order that is limited unless you have Medicare Advantage and I know nothing about that plan). You should check to see if your local pharmacies have a mailing option - My sister's local Walgreens is 45 miles away and so long as it is not a controlled substance, they will mail her hubby's prescriptions (as will the VA). Costs $5 but that costs her more in gas to go back and forth.

As to payment for Medicare, you've had to pay for Medicare monthly since the late 80s (I can't remember which year that was). Prior to that, Medicare covered hospital and Xrays/lab tests only - no doctor's office visits, etc.. With more and more things being done outside the hospital, that became untenable, thus the monthly payments. I handled the finances for my late great-aunt which is why I was kept abreast of these changes.
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(07-17-2016, 11:23 PM)0rangebear Wrote: One of the bigest benifit withdrawals in history was the in 1933, when the American automaker Studebaker, went into receivership. And the company’s president, Albert Erskine, resigned and committed suicide. Studebaker eventually rebounded from its financial troubles, only to close its doors for the final time in 1966

On July 21, 1930 U.S. President Herbert Hoover issued executive Order 5398 - Establishing the Veterans' Administration in an atttemp to correct benifit failures promised to WWI verterans by Woodrow Wilson

The Great Depression was an Extraordinary period in history that my parents (and I suspect yours too) lived through.

It would seem we are again in extraordinary times when there are people who think the murder of police officers is justified. It's like the world has gone mad. (I diverted from the thread topic -- but, I need to vent on that subject.)
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(07-18-2016, 08:25 AM)justMongo Wrote: It would seem we are again in extraordinary times when there are people who think the murder of police officers is justified. It's like the world has gone mad. (I diverted from the thread topic -- but, I need to vent on that subject.)

To further hijack the thread. . .

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