Awh man. I wish I was paying that for sensors. Insurance is different for everyone in the US. I get mine “in house” as a perk from my county through the doctor’s office for those of us in the middle that can’t afford private insurance and also don’t qualify for government assistance health insurance. Mine is great for covering doctor’s visits for just a $7 US copay, and their favored prescriptions and DME don’t cost a thing. Unfortunately, CGMs are only covered for children, so I can’t get any assistance on those. I have to pay out of pocket, but it’s my only major health expense, so it’s not too terrible.
I pay just under $95 US per Dexcom G6 sensor and another $125 every three months for a new transmitter, and that’s actually a really good deal here going through a membership wholesale club (Sam’s Club), with a more expensive membership option that includes big pharmacy discounts as a perk. I also restart the sensors and can usually get a full month out of then, instead of the 10 days they’re supposed to last, which helps offset the price a lot.
I don’t think there are a whole lot of people in my shoes who would choose to pay fully out of pocket for the Dexcom G6, when the Freestyle Libre costs less. But for me, it’s been invaluable. There way it works with my T:slim X2 is life changing. My husband agrees, since it’s given him so much more peace of mind, too. I’ve scared the crap out of him more times than either of us care to remember. No more incidents like not being able to wake me when camping in the mountains because we didn’t know yet that high elevation crashes my BG. So we’ll keep paying the high price. It’s totally worth it.