Gucose sensors

By Keary Latest Reply 2010-01-30 17:53:54 -0600
Started 2010-01-30 14:07:33 -0600

My question is,"Why do so many insurance companies make it nearly impossible to get coverage for Glucose Sensors.
In my case they are essential for my safety and for those that I am around.

3 replies

Harlen 2010-01-30 17:53:54 -0600 Report

they cost a lot
and even when they work you must test to make sure its right.
If you have a lot of lows and you cant tell when your having them then it mite work for you ?
Best wishes

spiritwalker 2010-01-30 16:26:39 -0600 Report

By glucose sensors do you mean a CGM? A continues glucose monitor? Most insurances I know of won't pay for
this. They feel if people want them they can purchase them
out of pocket. I know of one person who was able to get one via insurance. This person is a brittle diabetic. He had to see 3different Endocrine specialists and they each wrote the
insurance company for him.

A tag refers to the topic of your discussion. Yours might
be CGM, as an example.

Keary 2010-01-30 17:02:09 -0600 Report

I've been on one for 2 years. Diabetics as they get on in the years and if they have a frequency of insulin reactions begin to loose the sensitivity to low blood sugars untill they are aproaching the low 60's(at least for me) thus the meter can gratly reduce the number of problem situations. I was checking my blood Glucoses ten or more times a day prior to this. Now I've had to take on a new insurance company(Fallon) who is quite oppositional to this.
I'm a teacher, so affording the sensors with out compensation is not within my current economic status.

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