Cost of a CGM

By brazosbelle Latest Reply 2014-11-27 02:42:27 -0600
Started 2014-11-25 13:53:06 -0600

Had the experience of pricing a CGM and thought I would pass this info on…

When I visited with the nutritionist at my doctor's office a couple of weeks ago, she asked it I was interested in a CGM. Not knowing much about them, I said I would like to know more. She explained a little to me and asked if I wanted to check into whether my insurance (Medicare plus supplement) paid for one. I said ok, and then about a week later, the CGM company let me know that it did not.

Anyway, I thought some of you might be curious as to the cost, as I was. The monitor was $1,500.00 and they said the supplies ran from $299 - $349 per month. They asked if I wanted to pay for it myself, but I declined. From what I learned from the nutritionist, you still have to do a manual finger-stick twice a day to calibrate the equipment. I realize that there are some big benefits to having one, but for now…I'm good, since my bs does not fluctuate that much anymore~

8 replies

lilleyheidi 2014-11-27 02:42:27 -0600 Report

My state Medicaid program will pay for a CGM IF you have a pump, but if you are not pumping they will not. I was interested in one at one point as my numbers were going quite low for a while, 40's and 50's and i didn't have a lot of symptoms that I recognized at the time, so I checked. I'm pretty consistent most of the time with my numbers now, although I do still get a few lows and an occasional high, but I recognize the symptoms now and can treat.

sandyfrazzini 2014-11-26 10:53:07 -0600 Report

I am very lucky because my insurance pays for all of my pump supplies and my CGM supplies at 100%. If you have the insurance I would recommed one, a few minutes ago my blood sugar was low and I did not know it yet, the low BS alarm went off prompting me to check and it was getting a little too low for me. I also don't always feel my lows, so this is a great help.

brazosbelle 2014-11-26 10:57:19 -0600 Report

Yes, that is wonderful that your insurance will pay. I can see where it would be a great help in detecting lows or super highs…Thankfully, I don't deal with that too much and I have always (so far) been able to feel my lows~