CGMS Poll


#1

The poll is a great idea, but it leaves out choices that apply to a lot of us.

I’d love to have a CGMS but local insurers won’t consider them for non-Type 1s. So an option like, “Wish I could have one but insurance won’t cover it.” would be helpful.

I actually plan on buying one some day with my own money, but not until the technology shakes out a bit more and, ideally, the sensors become more affordable. So another option might be, “I want one (self-paid) but waiting till the costs come down and reliability goes up.”


#2

Good point… :S


#3

The CGMS (as I am now on month 3) trick is all in a good calibration. The problem with a bad calibration is just that…a bad starting point for the sensor. I can attest to many re-starts because of being anxious to get going. There are other issues too but over all we are moving in the correct direction.

Staci


#4

Staci,

Are you paying for your sensors yourself?


#5

Since this is my first set yes. I will be applying to BCBS for reimbursement. But my endo warned me that since I am using my 522 paridigm for CGMS only and not insulin delivery they could very well deny it. Minimed has a no interest program that I can pay monthly for supplies if necessary. And so it begins…

Staci


#6

I only pay a small percent for my sensors so I am pro CGMS , The trick is when to calibrate so after a few mths Im happy I got it. If I had tp pay full price I would probably not use it as much .