DEXCOM is up and running with Medicare. Their marketing info is incomplete and caused me to rethink the product when I got the “kit”.
Buried in the MANY brochures and inserts is the only contraindication for use…Tylenol (ibuprofen). I have a LOT of joint and muscle problems and Tylenol is the only pain reliever my (many) orthopods suggest. It should be DISCLOSED BEFORE you order.
The “kit” includes a glucometer. Anybody who orders a DEXCOM unit already has a glucometer. The don’t tell you if other meters will suffice. I imagine the glucometer manufacturer pays a lot of money to give its glucometer away (to sell strips). I get my strips from the VA and doubt these strips are available and I would guestat’s a problem with many insurance plans as well. My guess is ANY glucometer will do.