I just received an email from Ascensia (Contour) regarding the Eversense CGM system; I imagine many of you have also gotten this. This is a CGM that is surgically implanted (meaning you can’t do it yourself ) that lasts “up to” 90 days, rather than Dexcom’s 10 days. It claims over 200 million of us have insurance that will cover it, so I guess it’s been approved by whoever approves that sort of thing.
I have to admit I haven’t heard of this before, even though it was in the news starting at least two years ago . The last it was mentioned on this forum (AFAICT) was over a year ago. So…has anyone heard anything recently? 90 days sounds good, though not great, but “surgically implanted” four times a year does not sound so great. The rechargeable transmitter would be nice.
For us oldsters…uh, that is, more experienced users, it’s nice that it’s now covered by Medicare.
The absolute main thing I would ask: does it talk to my Tandem? or other pump? That’s sufficiently important to me that I probably wouldn’t even consider the Eversense until it did. There’s nothing in the downloadable manual, or in the FAQ, or anywhere in Support, that I could find, so I’m sure it doesn’t now/yet. I wonder if the two companies are negotiating this.
Anyone else know anything I don’t? (wouldn’t be hard ) I may even submit a request for info later today, much as I hate doing things like that; if so, I’ll let you know if I find out anything interesting.