Not sure if you got a chance to catch our conversation video yesterday, but we had American Idol runner up and type 1, Crystal Bowersox provide you the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) fact topic yesterday. Click here to watch yesterday’s video with Crystal and submit our petition to renew the SDP this year. Today’s fact has made a monumental difference in the lives of those living with diabetes. Access to better diabetes management devices such as CGMs provided by programs like DirectNet is the immediate result of the support received from the SDP. In Today’s video, Amanda, explains how the SDP makes access to better technology widely available.
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I use the Medtronic CGM. The metal sensor strip did not come out when I tried to remove it, so I have the strip stuck in my thigh. Anyone on your team every heard of this? And do you have any advice?
The video on Topic 7 CGM on the fast track has one very incorrect statement within it.
The comment was that the CGM is readily available to everyone! This is NOT an accurate statement because Medicare will NOT approve an insulin pump or a CGM for me! Also, most Providers do NOT know how to submit the correct paper work and coding to Medicare therefore, the CGM or pump is denied the diabetic patient!
Thanks to all of you that submitted a vote for your favorite Special Diabetes Program (SDP) funded research
To continue on the statement that the CGM is available to everyone is true, however, costly. As stated, most insurance providers do not cover CGMs and the age requirement for those providers is over 25 years of age. There are so many type 1 diabetics under the age of 25 whose families cannot afford the money for this technology. It is unfortunate that we cannot get insurance companies to recognize the need for all people to be able to take advantage of these medical advancements.