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Old 10-18-2007, 12:11   #1
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Interesting video about a new trend in diabetes care: Continuous Glucose Monitoring


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Insurance companies...don't even get me started. "As long as you can monitor your blood glucose with finger pricks, insurance companies think constant glucose monitoring isn't necessary." Yeah well, those same stupid insurance companies also don't want to pay for the glucose sticks, either! I have good insurance, and they only want to pay for ONE glucose check per day, unless I'm on insulin. Um, I want to avoid going on insulin; that's why I want to check more than once a day! It's like they're just hoping you'll die before they have to pay out anything. If you've just been diagnosed with diabetes, what good is ONE glucose check going to do you? You need to monitor alot more than that, at least until you learn the ropes, learn how to eat, learn how different foods affect your BS. Insurance companies make no sense. Greedy, chiselin' weenies! grrrr

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Yes, I can see the CGMS to be of value especially at night to see the trends. Some say you have to test your blood with the meter also(I can see why, which would be a pain)some say you don't. I think I would until I was sure the CGMS gave me the correct results.

I totally agree about Type 2's needing to test just as much as Type 1's for a Good while until they know how everything affects them. It only makes sense. I don't know what these Doctors and Insurance People are thinking.

If a Type 2 knows how, what and when things affect their sugars then they can make a proper treatment plan to reach their blood sugar goals. It's only beneficial to the Patient cause he/she stays complication free much longer, to the Insurance company since it does end up saving them money in the long run and the Doctor cause it looks Good on him/her cuz it makes it look like he/she knows what he/she is doing about Diabetes for their Patient.

Sorry to hear that your Insurance doesn't cover for enough strips. That sux. I've often wanted to send some strips to different People in the US. I did e-mail the company years ago however and they said No. The Canadian strips do not work in the US meters which makes no sense to me since they are the same machine, aren't they except the name is slightly different and the measurement. Mind you it did have both measurements on our meters which I had no problem with. Then they changed that. I've never looked into it otherwise.

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I totally agree about Type 2's needing to test just as much as Type 1's for a Good while until they know how everything affects them. It only makes sense. I don't know what these Doctors and Insurance People are thinking.

If a Type 2 knows how, what and when things affect their sugars then they can make a proper treatment plan to reach their blood sugar goals. It's only beneficial to the Patient cause he/she stays complication free much longer, to the Insurance company since it does end up saving them money in the long run
Oh, get this! There is a monitor here in the US that has generic strips now, but you can't find the monitor anywhere anymore! ARRRGH So I asked about the Wal Mart brand of monitor and strips, which is Reli-On, and the insurance co. doesn't pay for those because...are you ready for this???.... they're GENERIC. What?? The insurance companies ALWAYS harp on you about getting generic equivalents so they don't have to pay as much out, but in this case, it's bass-ackwards. I finally said "SCREW you all! I'm getting a Reli-On monitor ($9!), and 50 of their strips are only $22!! So I don't NEED you, insurance company! I'll test as often as I want. So there. "

You would think they'd want you to prevent all those complications, wouldn't you? My guess is, they're gambling on the fact that maybe you won't get any complications, and if you do, well, they can always deny you, just to see if you'll let it slide. I bet they do that on most everything, because people don't think they can win against Big Insurance. sigh

Yeah, can we say "bitter"?

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I also use the Relion meter. My doctor will not approve my testing as often as I want. Mt insurance only pays for what my doctor allows. I buy my strips at Walmart for the Relion and test up to 15 times per day, especially when driving my car and exercising. I have found that frequent testing is very important in having good control and keeping my A1c below 6.0. I can detect highs and lows before they get very bad and correct them sooner that way. This is what works best for me.

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Richard, you are a Type 1 on Insulin, for heavens sake. I sure don't understand some Dr.'s and Insurance company's logic. They're just wrong. Well, I'm Glad that you have the Relion at least and are doing Good anyways.

Ouch! I hope I never have to test myself 15 times a day. I do between 7-9 normally unless I'm ill. That's all I need for myself to stay in a decent area.

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G'day Merien, A nice site that you have here and it's fast too.
I would like to try to put up a video in relation to our frustrating disease. On the subject though a CGMS is useful for those who not have natural regulation to insulin and in the long term that would ward off complications even further.
I would love to see the day where the CGMS would control the pumps insulin but not a set and forget as you will see that the BG's have a better regulation and still have a bolus function too, Since that we have less reaction to insulin than food.

It's nice to have a CGMS but you still need the other meter to calibrate with.

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Hi Peter:

Sorry, Merien is involved in a couple projects right now but yes you
may put on a video if you like. As long as it's not ballet associated.
Hey just kidding Peter...no I'm not...hopefully, it's about Diabetics doing
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Hi Peter:

Sorry, Merien is involved in a couple projects right now but yes you
may put on a video if you like.
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As long as it's not ballet associated.
Well that's what I like but it would be cool to do, Anyway I will not look at ballet for you because you said so but to get video some where in the forum would be good like some something like what you would do before you eat and make on video your lunch.
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Hey just kidding Peter...no I'm not...hopefully, it's about Diabetics doing
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I don't know of that one as I am shure that there is some talk about it but a video, I don't think so.

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here the insurence want not pay for the cintineu meter.
so only some children they may try it out for only 3 months.

maybe in the future maybe we all can try it.
for me than i don't have to test myself 8 or 10 times a day anymore.

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