What’s the Problem Covering #CGM @Medicare?

DexcomIf you’re a person with Type 1 diabetes, who’d argue the necessity of a CGM for you? Those who don’t know, of course. The benefit of a continuous glucose monitor enables the tracking of glucose trends: is my bG falling? How fast is it going down? Life with diabetes is a struggle in and of itself. Why isn’t Medicare on board with supporting the costs of CGMs for people with diabetes? Of course, it’s not their problem until that person reaches 65-years of age, but like the Joslin Medalists who’re rewarded for making it 50-years with T1D, why isn’t Medicare giving them what they need to continue keeping it together? If I was a conspiracy theorist — I’d say the government doesn’t want to pay for an “expensive date” like us 😉

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