Financial Strain

I’ve been pumping now for 10 years and now with retirement in the near future I hope I can continue with the financial obligations that come with this disease. I am sure others are a lot worse than I am.
I struggle daily with keeping my levels close to target and not feeling hungry. My A1C is rarely below 8 and I wish there was an easier way.
I currently use a Medtronics Minimed 630g with no CGM and would like to try the 670g with auto. The affordability is what concerns me, as it is in Canada and with my insurance provider they will not cover any of the CGM costs.
Any help would be appreciated.

@Danboy I wish I had better news, but I don’t think you’re going to get any help from your provincial healthcare insurance.

Without private insurance or a spouse who can get you group coverage on work related plans, if you want a CGM you’ll need to pay for it out of pocket.

I’m not sure what province you’re in, but this is how it is in AB (self employed without medical insurance).

Unless you can qualify for some type of disability insurance, any CGM will need to be self-funded.

I suggest freestyle libre 14 day sensor. You can also get a transmitter to link to a watch etc like bubble. You will still have to pay but prices continue to come down. You don’t need to change your pump. Average cost of libre is 25 to 30 dollars a sensors depending on where and how you buy it. The libre 2 is also a option with alarms as well.

I thought that Medtronic issued extra help with supplies during covid…or was that Dexcom???