(apologies if my search of the forum missed an existing thread)
I’m a T2. Until recently I’ve managed to keep my A1C just under 7. Since diagnosis almost 20 years ago I’ve wanted to know what happens to my BGL during the day and how it responds to certain foods. Since I don’t meet the Medicare requirement of using insulin 3x a day, I decided to purchase the Freestyle Libre 2 out of my own pocket.
I quickly learned what I wanted to know and it has managed me to get my A1C down to 5.1 as of yesterday in a 3 month period since my last A1C test.
I don’t want to get to where I have to use insulin 3x a day. I think managing to get to 5.1 without lows is good and I wouldn’t have been able to do it without the monitor.
So (finally) here’s my question - is anyone aware of Medicare making exceptions if supported by my dr? And has anyone had their dr fudge the insulin usage to get qualified (and I know this is unethical if not illegal but I had to ask).