I'm so glad to report that I finally got my new insulin, Novolog FlexPen, this week. I can tell already that my numbers are lower. The FlexPen is a common insulin for diabetics. I just couldn't afford both insulins I needed to take. Type 1s like me take a slow-release in the morning and a fast-release with each meal. My sweet little doctor worked with the manufacturer and medicare to get me a good price. It took six months but Yahoo anyway. The wait was worth it.
My Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) is also on order. Again it is the doctor, Dexcom, Medicare, and me all shuffling paperwork around. Since I've got that supplemental insurance, it should be free. Info from Dexcom.
A small, wearable sensor and transmitter sends your glucose numbers to a smart device† or receiver every 5 minutes. It's easy to wear and easy to use.‡
I'm worried about what supplemental supplies are needed and, more importantly, their cost. I'll cross that bridge when I get there. The insulin pump is still in my future.
Also in the medical/non-medical happenings is that I have been taking Elderberry Gummies for the last two months.
The berries and flowers of elderberry are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that may boost your immune system. They could help tame inflammation, lessen stress, and help protect your heart, too. Some experts recommend elderberry to help prevent and ease cold and flu symptoms. WebmdSep 21, 2020
Elderberry may lower blood sugar levels. If you are also taking drugs for diabetes, taking elderberry may increase your risk of developing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar.Feb 2, 2016 Broadlawns
Call me crazy but I've been feeling pretty good lately (aside from one bad slump) and I have to wonder how much the Elderberry has affected me. I've never been a vitamin taker.
Old school vitamins used to hurt my stomach but the doctor got me started on Melatonin for my sleep problems. Let me tell you, Gummies are the only way to go. So at night, I take two Melatonin Gummies and two Elderberry Gummies and I've been waking up feeling great. As far as the effect of the Melatonin (which I also never believed in before) on my sleep, I seem to be getting sleepy a couple of hours after the Melatonin but even better, I am staying asleep most of the night. Now if they would only make Allergy Gummies. Hahaha.
That's enough for now. More later ....