I can’t thank you enough for your response. I had no idea that Medicare is
covering CGMs. So congratulotions! I live in a small town so Medtronic has
monopolized the industry here. Service is great, but like you, I’ve
replaced at least a dozen sensors. I use different tapes and adhering
solutions. But it is always hit or miss. They were great for about the
first year, but for the last year it has been a major pain in the as.what I
like is the connection with the pump. That is really the benefit. And I
like the arrows…knowing when my BS is trending up or down. And for year,
I used those OneTouch meters that recorded BSs on the pump. Then J and J
bought Animas and Medtronic switched to Bayer. Now J and J let go of Animas
and they are going with Medtronic. What the hell? I don’t think any
insurance company covers Bayer strips…even though I actually loved and
used a Bayer meter for years…until I switched to J and J because the
strips correlated with the Medtronic pump.
Are you familiar with Bigfoot? Just curious. Seems like this start up is
forming a relationship with the G5. So, I would read my sensor numbers
through a separate device, yes? Argh! Seems like such a pain but I suppose
I need to convert.
I have United Health Care through AT&T. I hit my $3000 deductible months
ago so am now stocking up on supplies. I believe they’re going to switch to
BCBS. Not that my coverage will be any cheaper but maybe some flexibility.