I am planning on going on the pump in the next month or so (if all goes well!) but am extremely interested in getting a CGM too. I am always obsessive about checking myself and am always scared about going low or very high (especially at night) and it would really be nice to know if I am going up or down at any given point in time.
However, I do not have hypoglycemia unawareness and it sounds like approval is really based on this factor. I do drop very quickly but I always realize I am low when I am around 60-65. Every now and then I will get down to the 50s or maybe the high 40’s before I realize it but I have always been able to be coherent enough to give myself juice or something sugary before a serious problem arises. This has been true since my diagnosis 12 years ago and even when I had A1c’s in the low 6’s, this was still the case.
I was wondering if anyone here WITHOUT severe hypoglycemic unawareness has been able to get insurance approval for CGM. Especially if they have BCBS Federal (I talked to them directly and the person I talked to seemed clueless about CGM and just kept telling me about their preferred providers and Liberty Medical so I give up haha).