I have Type I. I have been in contact with another Type I (in Kansas City) who also uses the VA. I found out he has a CGMS provided to him free of cost - including all supplies - by the VA. I asked my VA endocrinologist in Durham, NC about getting one from them. “No dice” she said. The VA does not cover it. When I told her about the vet in KC, she seemed surprised. A week later, I talked to a senior staffer about this, and she shared a secret. Different VA networks cover diabetes supplies differently. In KC, you can get a CGMS if Type I or Type II. You can’t have one in Durham, NC regardless of type. But Durham gives out meters and strips to Type I and II. But if you are in Fayetteville, NC’s hospital, you get a meter and strips only if Type I, but not Type II.
Inquiring minds want to know one thing: WHY?