"Thanks for all the replies. I don't think I can work directly with Dexcom - my insurance requires me to purchase through Edgepark.
And it *is* Edgepark's fault. I finally called my insurance yesterday and they indeed said that they…"
"Like Brad, I just work directly with Dexcom. Filled out some easy paperwork regarding my insurance and I was/am totally taken care of. You may want to look into this. Dexcom will obviously work extremely hard to help you and you'll be dealing…"
"I would agree with this. I find it has always been an issue with insurance and not Edgepark when it comes to my Dex or Pods. Talk to someone in the Medical Device Department at Edgepark not just CS. Also contact your insurance and prepare for the…"
"I think that it's an issue with your insurance or maybe the prescription on file with your insurance. I did have to order my Dexcom G4 sensors over the phone from Edgepark rather than by Internet ordering. I ordered a three month supply in the…"
"In January, I had to order my first sensors after the initial order and it took a while. I called and they told me that it's normal the first time of the year. They need re-approval by my insurrance (BCBS of NJ). It took around 10 buisness…"
"no....in fact I have to stop orders from autoshipping from Edgepark to avoid having too many supplies. (Because I usually get 2 weeks out of a sensor instead of 1). The autoship is set up for 4/month."
"I order directly through Dexcom and have Aetna insurance. For my System 7 I used to have to wait until the last week. I went on automatic shipment, and then they started coming earlier. I haven't had to reorder for G4 yet. If they are giving…"
i'm also a small business owner...the cost of diabetes kills me!! i always think of the nice things i could have but instead i have 3 novolog pens, 1 bottle of lantus and a bunch of needles and test strips...grrr...
Hello! I think we're in the same boat, although I did have higher cholesterol. I was diagnosed in July with a fasting number of 321. I was perhaps 5lb overweight, but that's about it. I Insisted that my doctor send me for the GAD and C-Peptide test as I thought I could be type 1.5. Turns out that I just have really crappy genetics as a young, non-overweight type 2. Six months have passed and I'm doing considerably better. I have also losened up my diet somewhat. My fasting numbers are still the worst and get better as the day goes on. I exercise 6 days a week and that helps, but probably not as much as for someone with some weight to lose. My first doctor put me on glipizide and I freaked when I figured out how it worked. Now on Actos and Januvia + Metformin. Let me know if I can help you!
Hi Barbara, I haven't gotten a c-peptide of GAD tests done yet, but my doc told me regardless of whether I'm T1.5 or T2, for now, the treatment will be taking Metformin, diet and exercise. Which is a bummer, because I do not fit the typical T2 profile so I'm afraid that losing more weight, while good for my self-image, won't do much in terms of making me less insulin resistant. As for exercising, I have been exercising 1 hour a day for 5-6 days a week for the past two months. This too hasn't had much impact on my BG. I'm not even sure if Metformin is all that great either for me because like I wrote below, how can I go above 250 after eating a bowl of rice? Arggggg. This disease is so frustrating.
Barbara, your situation sounds similar to mine. I am diagnosed as T2, I'm 32 years old, my cholesterol & heart rate are all normal, I am not overweight and seriously, I wish I had pounds to lose so that there would be room for improvement. The only thing that points to me being diabetic is that my father has Type 2. Although I am taking Metformin right now, my BG can go up as high as 250 when I eat a bowl of rice. I just read someone's comments about how your BG should never go above 200, and it's very depressing. Sure, exercise helps, but for me, it's that no matter how much I exercise or lose weight, with one carby meal (say two slices of pizza or a piece of pie) and I'll go way over 250 and it'll take me five hours to come back down to "normal" range. I wish there is a cure for diabetes, I really do, I get sad when I think I can never eat fruits or a loaf of bread.
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