oh @mohe0001 you are so kind! But I just put a new sensor in and it should last till we get home. If not we will just go without. I will order some back home so that they will be there when we get back. I pay $340 Canadian for a box of 4 sensors, which is roughly around $265 US. Am I right, is it cheaper to buy them here?
After reading all your posts it would make sense that Dexcom would like it to be covered as a pharmacy benefit so that Insurance companies would have to cover them. If that’s the reason then now I wish that we had to get a prescription for them in Canada!!
Because we have our socialized heath care in Canada, if you have insurance it just cover’s the ‘extra’s’ that our heath care doesn’t provide. But most insurance companies won’t cover CGM’s likely for that very reason, they aren’t doctor ordered. Now your dr can write a letter you can give to your insurance company saying that you need one, but even that won’t force an insurance company to cover it.
Now our family doesn’t have extra insurance at this point, and even if we decided to pay for our own insurance coverage out of pocket they can refuse to cover Sarah because of her pre-existing medical condition, so we just go without. But thankfully since January, our heath care now covers prescriptions for children up to the age of 25 so at least we don’t have to pay for insulin or test strips!