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. "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
Sorry, Merien is involved in a couple projects right now but yes you
may put on a video if you like.
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.As long as it's not ballet associated.
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.Hey just kidding Peter...no I'm not...hopefully, it's about Diabetics doing
The Navigator is pretty new, so I don't have another report for you besides mine. Reports from the beta testers were really good though, which weighed in on my decision. It was approved in March I think, and began shipping this summer.Lloyd
So great to be able to communicate with someone who has some time logged on these devices. Hopefully, you have seen Richard's post on his experience with the MiniMed Guardian. I am looking at the Paradigm combined pump/CGM, but was really disturbed to see the wide inaccuracies of Richards set.
From what I could tell, the Navigator also uses interstitial fluid -- and very accurately for you. Do you know if their device has the same problem relative to acidity in insterstitial fluid? Some have reported that this is the source of the problem in the MiniMed.
Reading the website info, I gathered that the Nav is purely a CGM and does not have a pump. Is this correct?
The Navigator sensors cost me $56.25 each (you buy 6 at a time) and last 5 to 10 days.Lloyd and Richard
I have read that the sensor that gets set into your skin costs about 35 bucks and has to be changed out every 3 days (possibly 5 for some makes), and that insurance does not pay for these. Yikes!
Have also read that some units require expensive batteries as often as 6 months -- again, no help from health insurance.
Does any of this ring true?