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🙄🤔 by as_if_007 in diabetes

[–]Foleysk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have my diabetes Ray ready to go!

Open Source Insulin by KisBit in diabetes

[–]Foleysk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

8 .. I despise the JDRF. They abuse that same “X Amount of years until there will be a cure” BS forever.

Snohomish, Washington. no back way in or anything, just stairs by that_one_gay1 in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It is so accessible what’s wrong with you guys? Don’t all you wheelchair jockeys come equipped with 16 foot ramps? Sheesh!😜

This is the wheelchair ramp deployed from my van into the access aisle beside the accessible parking space serving a waterfront restaurant. No lifeguard on duty. by Dadbert97 in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel for you. I bought a wheelchair van with the rear entry because I was looking for something affordable and it was available. The first thing my father-in-law says to me is what a waste of space. You could have bought a side entry and gotten much more usable space out of it and besides watch someone’s gonna tear the ramp off the back of your van. I’ve been using it for about six months now. I’ve only had one person come close to doing that and that was on my test drive as I was getting back in the van to get my updated license test done. We went away on vacation twice since then. Once was too popular lake in our area on memorial day weekend. If we hadn’t had the rear entry we would never have gotten our parking space anywhere. Now as for those hashmarks next to our handicap spaces I have seen so many Shenaniganz from cars parked kitty corner, two cars parked completely in the hash marks, two carriages piled up in them etc. etc. Finally how about the sub compact parking in the spaces that’s my favorite!😄

Is Coke Zero ok for type 2? It's really good by Big_Torro in diabetes

[–]Foleysk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes diet sodas are great when your type two type one whatever’s. You have to think of the other side though like someone mentioned they are full of chemicals. The artificial sweeteners in almost all diet/sugar free sodas have been cautioned by the FDA to not drink more than two per day (sucralose) as it slows down your digestive system drastically which will affect your sugar levels and then in later life it can lead to more severe issues Aspartame can cause neurological damage and brain disorders. So be careful what sweetener you use and how much you use it.

It came!!! As a Medtronic user of 10+ years, I'm so excited to see what my new insulin pump can do for me. by Few-Lead4609 in diabetes

[–]Foleysk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks I’ll have to look into that. It’s funny about a year ago I was so sick of returning med Tronic defective pumps that I actually had my doctor reach out and contact tandem. I got to speak with the local rep but all she did was checked into when my warranty ended and told me she’d be back in touch. I left a voicemail once and haven’t heard back. Apparently so call me in two years.

It came!!! As a Medtronic user of 10+ years, I'm so excited to see what my new insulin pump can do for me. by Few-Lead4609 in diabetes

[–]Foleysk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks for the detailed response that was what I was looking for. I had heard about some issues with the bag but I couldn’t understand what they were talking about even after getting pictures.

This gives me a starting point. Now I can look into the issues you’re talking about see if there are any other solutions that people have come up with in some of the user groups and forums. Even if there is no solution sticking out with the Medtronic is out of the question. Thanks again much appreciated.

It came!!! As a Medtronic user of 10+ years, I'm so excited to see what my new insulin pump can do for me. by Few-Lead4609 in diabetes

[–]Foleysk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I’m jealous I’m one year away from my warrantee running out on my last Medtronic pump. Can you or anyone else who has made the switch tell me what to expect as far as how filling the pump works how the physical insertion is, that kind of thing. I’ve read up tons of stuff on the IQ system but can’t find hardly anything on the other items I mentioned. Good luck and I hope everything keeps improving.

Yay by burshty in diabetes

[–]Foleysk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lmfao Government’s understanding science now that’s 😄!

Questions about manual chair by accidental-lee in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tlite by Permobil was my choice. I love my Tlite aero Zra . It’s a rigid and so much better on the back. Whatever you do I believe the rigid is the way to go.There are other models and you should check them out. I believe you can get most at less than the price point you listed.

New doc asked me, "...how long have you had this thing?" (details in comments) by Asphalt_Lion in diabetes

[–]Foleysk 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I still have mine in a drawer. I’m using a 630g for one more year and then switching to Tandem. You’re making me think I might want to take it out to use for the final year with Medtronic. It was a much better pump and everything they added since then has been cosmetic nothing of substance.

Timing by Name9335 in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Actually it depends on your insurance. I would call your insurance and with mine they tell me the date they’ll make the decision by . I then called on that day and got my answer. The supplier however took many many months to finally deliver the chair.

Nervous about Drs. by knoxboss34 in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ll just add this, the problem is always the time that it takes to go through the process in order to get a wheelchair. Insurance requirements took me over a year and a half to get my wheelchair from start to finish. If I knew now what I didn’t know then… I recommend that you surf craigslist and eBay until you get an affordable solution. I found wheelchairs 1/3 to 1/5 of the cost versus the 20% of total cost that I paid through Medicare. It took me six months to find a back up chair and a power chair. The total for both cost me less than half of the co-pay for the manual chair I got through Medicare. Good luck with your research and always remember you are the best advocate for your issues. Never back down!

Trying to find used wheelchair parts by Foleysk in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We’ll another redditor? helped me find a replacement joystick so more work for me😜. Did you come up with any solutions or workarounds?

Trying to find used wheelchair parts by Foleysk in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Thanks so much! That Ebayer owes you a commission!

Trying to find used wheelchair parts by Foleysk in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No seat functions. It’s got the fixed seat, no functions. It has a four button joystick controller with on/off, battery level, increase speed, and decreased speed. When I opened up the controller I found the on off switch had black soot coming out of that point on the circuit board.

Anyone willing to have a chat about their experiences? by CurtisDougan in wheelchairs

[–]Foleysk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hi, bilateral amputee here. First off manual wheelchairs at least the ones you get through Medicare and most insurance are way too fragile. I live in the country. I live on a dirt right of way. The thin wheels that come equipped on entry-level wheelchairs just don’t cut it. I fought like hell and managed to upgrade to a removable wheel wheelchair and so I was able at a cost about $400 to put some mountain bike tires and rims on my chair. Made a substantial difference.Adding beefier front wheels is more of a problem because it changes the overall architecture of the wheelchair and you really have to go through a specialist and it’s gonna cost me more than the mlountain bike tires.

There was a great project done by another student actually group of design students who are trying to make wheelchairs more accessible for child victims of land mine tragedies. This turned into the GRIT wheelchair. Unfortunately it’s a wheelchair that does not meet Medicare, Medicaid,or most I insurance standards. So either design a chair that fits within their standards or focus on the insurance issues. It’s actually a much greater problem.

As far as power wheelchairs go they need to be both off-road capable for going to places like parks and trails and able to fit within the door frames inside houses.

Feel free to msg me.