I use Dexcom G6 CGM sensors under Medicare. G6 sensors will only work for 10 days, at least if you want to control BG with Control IQ. Medicare will only send you 3 sensors every 30 days. This seems perfect except real situations interfere. Here are some issues:
- Your doctor doesn’t send in medical notes every 60 days, so the supplier won’t issue the G6 order so delays.
- Your renewal date falls on a weekend or holiday, so there are delays in shipping.
- The supplier has to do a yearly audit before shipping, so more delays.
- The shipping company (FedEx, UPS) doesn’t deliver on weekends or holidays so there are delays in receiving the G6.
And there are your own issues like pulling out a sensor as an accident or similar.
Does anyone else have these issues? If so, how do you overcome them? And, isn’t it ironic that CDC guidance says, “Have 60-90 days supply of your medicines” while Medicare says “we won’t ship you even enough to cover your daily needs”. I would really like to hear how others cope with this situation or tell me I’m alone in it.
Thanks very much!