July 1, 2008

CGM Denied

By the power vested in blogging by Gina Capone of Diabetes Talkfest, today has been pronounce CGM denial day. We tried to get one for Delaney.

Guess What?

We got denied!

To be honest we expected it. In part we tried just so there would be one more family on the big insurance radar screen.

We would love to have one, maybe less for the ever popular hypo unawareness than for basal rate tuning. Yes Delaney at 10 is at times hypo unaware. She is particularly so in school after PE. CGM would be a great back up to trying to teach a child to manage their diabetes in school. What we really want is help with the basal tuning process of Lather Rinse Repeat.


  1. One mile ambulance ride to hospital: $2920.00
    Hospital bill for useless tests: $33592.94
    Box of ten sensors: $350

    Denial of benefits: Priceless

  2. Thanks Bulldog, I could not have stated the need for CGM as well as you.

    It is LIFE SAVING and should be a ROUTINE expected DME (durable medical equipment) item for those with Type I diabetes.



  3. I started an online petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/CGMSdenial/signatures.html