hey everyone, i actually an international student in UK and a diabete just like u :),

i want to know about information about the coverage of CGMS, because i have dramatic fluctuation of my blood sugar so i think an CGM could be helpful,anyone know wheather i can get one from anywhere(hospital,distributor..)?And what about the price? Can i get one free? I think my visa include some medicine insurance but im not sure if it can cover a CGM...

Can i get some help and information? THX :)

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I don't know how the NHS works with foreign students, but seeing as most UK residents have to self fund if they want CGM, I very much doubt you will get one free. People have to fight very hard to get CGM in this country, nearly as hard as they do for a pump.
Where do you get your diabetes care? Do you go home for it?

Hi, I live in the UK and have a CGM on the NHS. I initially lost my Driving Licence due to hypo unawareness having had type 1 for 46 years. However it has been a lifesaver as I now have my licence back and although it is a very time consuming and often very frustrating piece of equipment it has stopped me from having black outs due to dangerously low sugar levels. I know that the CGM and all its components are not cheap though.

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