ok…see you off line to discuss further.
Your nephew’s pump should put out a reading for him. They do it at my Drs every time I go.
He doesn’t have a pump yet either… needs insurance approval for that too. He’s doing needles and insulin with finger pricks.
Hi Julie, As “Gemstone” stated, a letter from his endo explaining the need for a CGM might help. Like many here, I have been a T1 for over 50 years. I have used a CGM for @ 4 yrs now. When I first got mine, my endo sent my records along with a letter explaining why she felt I needed a CGM. For me it was that I was experiencing some “hypoglycemia unawareness.” In your nephew’s case, the argument could be made that because he lives away at college/on his own he needs one. So, I would advise talking to the endo to see if they can do this for you.
T1D 54 1/2 yrs and counting!
I would wait as u been told bc they have a specific reason they want to see his logs what he eats every timw he checks he needs to be accountable enough to write down everything i would wait bc going around the system is not the proper way to do things i had to wait for mine too bc they need him to learn to not always having to rely on the dexcom bc the meter is always more accurate
Thst is what the docs want foe newly diagnoaed its prettu much protocal
I was advised by Dexcom that Cash Pay (w/o mentioning insurance) at CostCo can get you a G6 system. I think the Receiver would be $35.96 instead of $365, Transmitter for $28.88 instead of $237.50 and box of sensors for $318.29 instead of $349.
The low price for Receiver & Transmitter was mentioned as a ‘promotional price’ but the low cost has been in effect since late last year.