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For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") device

Just as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.

It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.

We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (http://www.cr3diabetes.org), which accepts unexpired glucometer and insulin pump supplies, or alternatively you may talk to your physician's office or other local medical group to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance.

Thank you all for kindly refraining from this activity.

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Comment by MikeO on December 14, 2011 at 7:24am

I did a little homework on Medicare coverage of CGMs and this is what I found. It seems that Medicare isn’t totally ready for all the type 1’s they’re getting. To be totally frank, we type 1’s didn’t used to live long enough to be on Medicare. Now there are a lot of type 1’s and the system doesn’t have the authority to cover innovations like CGM’s. It may take legislation to change that.

Still, it is possible to get an exception to the general rule on a case-by-case basis. See JDRF’s “how to” guide: http://www.artificialpancreasproject.com/about/medicare.html. If enough people get exceptions it will build momentum for changing the rules.

Comment by Steve D on December 13, 2011 at 10:15am

I have heard the same thing....Doug. I have Medicare and there is NO COVERAGE, I also have Anthem BC/BS and they do not cover the Dex OR my omnipod equip. That is strange for Anthem because they have a Diabetes "support" program to "edycate: us and offer all the "support we need" (ironic?0

Comment by MikeO on December 13, 2011 at 6:09am

Hi - I understand that some people have had trouble getting their CGM covered by Medicare? Do any of you have Medicare and what’s the story? Thanks - Mike

Comment by Brian on December 10, 2011 at 9:23am

Well I think I have solved my Dexcom conundrum and the solution was to read and follow the instructions in the Green Book 3.5 . I had omitted the vital step after inserting the sensor of retracting the needle so I was withrawing the sendor still attached to the needle. A stupid and expensive blunder.

Comment by Allen on December 8, 2011 at 7:40am

Various people have had different experiences bringing Dex back from the ???. Mine has come back by itself on occasion. In my experience, though, if it is more than a week old, it is often an indication that its useful life is over.

Comment by Allen on December 8, 2011 at 7:38am

Comment by Brian on December 8, 2011 at 6:13am

My new Dexcom has frequently not shown glucose level but ??? instead for some hrs. Now its been ??? for 6 hrs. No sensor dead symbol but should I change now?

Comment by olu Oog on December 1, 2011 at 12:11pm

I got mine 2 days ago.

Comment by jrtpup on December 1, 2011 at 11:42am

Kate - WTG! Gives great readings for me, and lasts up to 3 weeks. Playing with my upper/inner arm now, and the readings are awesome. The only problem is I need someone willing to do it for me as I can't reach myself. Took advantage of family at Thanksgiving ;)

Comment by jrtpup on December 1, 2011 at 11:41am

I got it, got the code yesterday in my junk email box, from CustomerVoice.

 

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