So I have applied for continuous monitoring for a type 1 patient who has multiple hypos affecting daily living. He is on a top plan of momentum (I have other patients on this plan who fund continuous monitoring). I then appealed and put in a second appeal to their DECLINE.
We have been told in writing that they have declined it a third time but with no reason and that they are withholding their criteria from us.
This is common garden crime!
I say this is bullshit! to put it mildly.
In south africa where we have human rights we have a very progressive legislation and law. We have so much and yet we have nothing.
Medical aids keep moving the goal posts and now we don’t even know what they are in this case.
NO transparency. NO patient care. NO clear communication.
I believe that there needs to be a tide by both patients and doctors against this kind of bullshit decision and policy.
Let me know if you are in and we can go to the ombudsman.
To be or not to be – TYPE 2 I mean. Lifestyle induced diabetes. This is a disease that we hardly saw 100years ago. It’s a new thing really.
A question of quality of life I believe. Both to prevent it and to “cure” it. Type 2 diabetes is essentially “toxicity of life” disease. Too much sugar, too much bad stuff, mainly sugar that causes inflammation generally but is specifically bad for the pancreas and the reason being it is like flogging a horse. Every time YOU demand insulin of the pancreas (every time you eat sugar or carbs) it has to produce it. Only it only has so many b cells to do this and the harder you flog it the harder those cells work and you literally flog your pancreas. At some point – once you have lost 50 % of those cells you become diabetic.
Now here ‘s the interesting thing. At 49.9% you are not diabetic but at 50% you are – go figure. Like with a lot of things there is a spectrum. So, surely you understand that one can “pick up ” this continuum BEFORE you qualify for type 2. SO why not find out??
Once you have type2 for real it is a matter of time before you flog those last 50% and then need insulin to save eyes, heart, limbs etc. However IF you take it seriously and “recruit” dying cells that are about to become apoptotic you can actually turn it around a bit, not back to 100% but you can slow the progress and retard the disease. So why not do that?
To be or not to be ? The choice is yours and the decision in your hands for the grab or not?
I know that we have a lot of interesting things happening in the banana republic of south africa. You gotta love our pres and one of his wives looking so sauve at the G20 as if all is just peachy (not to mention dressed to kill).
But hells bells Bell Pottinger please could you go on a quick course on how not to screw over a “cowntry” in a few short months unethically purporting shit.
What I am battling to get my head around is how this happens? And they are just going to get away with it????
I guess in a world where Donald Trump is the US president and making “deals” with Russia (his new/old best friend) and Brexit goes forth with all those shenanigans I should not be surprised by a PR company that is able to purport shit that affects everyday normal multi-coloured (rainbow-nationed) people.
The average person is worse off Bell Pottinger because you sided with a bunch of criminals and chose to spit out trash.
You are the devil along with Donald Trump and all the other role players quickly killing this world. And I guess in this world where the one with the most money gets to be a bully and get away with it this kind of thing will continue to happen. How you sleep at night I do not know.
Wouldn’t it be nice if one could get paid large sums of money for a more mandela like society in Mandela month. How I think he would cry at the likes of you and what you have done.
Why is it important to see a team when you have diabetes?
Well because complications are preventable. Dialysis, amputations, blindness, heart attacks and strokes are sequelae to sugars above 10.
Why? This is like pouring coke on the floor, the vessels stick to each other and everything else – creating a sticky stuck mess. Hence blindness, renal failure, amputations etc.
The answer is to be vigilant. See your team every year at least once a year and some of them twice a year, some even 4 x like your doctor if you are a type 1.
The team : dietician (1-2), the podiatrist (1), the educator (1-2) -essentially also the co-ordinator, GP (2-4), or endocrinologist, ophthalmologist (1). Additional benefits : psychologists, biokineticists, nutritionists, life coach.
The patient driven and marketed libre has arrived in south africa.
R990 for a reader once off which is a meter for both glucose and ketones.
R990 for a sensor that lasts 2 weeks and so i.e. cost per month if worn every day is R990 x2
You scan your button and get a reading every 5 minutes. The device has functions like worked out a1c (3 month average) as well as about 100 more. See the website.
You need to fill in a form, pay the amount and it gets couriered to you.
Contact me for forms
26 hilton avenue 033 343 1826
Innate hilton is hosting a diabetes winter ball : 26 August 2017. All welcome (i.e. you don’t have to be diabetic). It will be at La Rose Des Vents in Hilton. http://www.larosedesvents.co.za
We are hosting it in aid of one child not on medical aid who is type 1 as well as to raise awareness regarding both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Tickets will be on sale shortly.
Please contact Sarah : 0845450848 if you would like to sponsor or buy tickets.
We will kick off the evening at sunset with Tanya Nicholson and St John Haw and canapés and drinks. Followed by a mediterranean dinner and dancing.
Whilst the world (rightly so) is horrified at the current state of zuma/zupta/corruption in south africa to the absolutely insane attacks in the UK but ALSO the ongoing terrible and unacceptable carnage in syria, iraq, afghanistan (this list is way longer and way worse than most of what the “west” has seen).
I would like to bring all of your attention to something that is “silently” killing way more people. Diabetes. Don’t believe me – look at the horrendous stats. They do speak for themselves. In both the west as well as the east as well as the poorest of the poor.
Diabetes is a scurge that is on the surge. And with no even small little sign of stopping.
What is type 2 ? A disease of wealth but also of abnormal eating. There is no reason to get type 2 diabetes unless you have actually “abused” your body OR if you have had cancer or a tumour of your pancreas.
It is a disease of too much sugar into the body. Too many simple carbs stuffed into a single body and the pancreas says ok well enough is enough and all of a sudden once you have lost 50% of them pancreas cells you find yourself diabetic.
Type 1 however is a different story. This is a case of severely unfair dishing out of disease. Mostly children and young adults who out of the blue have total pancreas failure. And become dependant (i.e. you die without it) on insulin.
Type 1 is NOT avoidable by anything you do or do not do.
Type 1’s rely on insulin, without it they die.
Diabetes is killing and causing loss of quality of life for many many people.
Educate yourself and be aware of what you say. Prevent yourself from getting type 2 and help others understand the difference.
I am privileged to watch womb’s bloom. From a tiny teeny little bud of a being to filling up the whole womb with no space to move. From a dot of a heart beat with unfolded heart to a racing raging beating beast of a heart from which the life force flows.
It is a miracle before my eyes and plays out in different ways each time. The fusion of an egg and a sperm that happens so easily sometimes and with so much pain and difficulty at other times.
Life unfolds literally. It starts as and egg and a sperm which merge and then divide and divide and divide until the trophoblast bursts forth a little heart (unfolded) which then takes up the fold. The embryo tucked into itself almost like a little sea horse which then spirals in on itself to further divide and subdivide until by 12 weeks all the organs are formed. Poetry in motion. A privilege to witness. An 8mm miracle at 7 weeks that grows steadily and miraculously until the birth thereof.
Life, the life force, the presence or absence of a new life. It is a strange beautiful mystery of a miracle and it gets me every time.
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A HUGE thank you to Candice Christie for this amazing amaze balls website !!!