"Thanks. I'm having a rough time...I found a "Diabetes Center" that is staffed with NO Endos or CDE's. They have an internist, MD, who refers to himself as a "diabetologist". Some had suggested I give him a chance but…"
"My BG's don’t change at all with showers...as a matter of fact I've never heard of that happening and think its pretty interesting!
The only time I do rise around a shower is if I unhook my pump, so I don’t do that anymore.…"
"Thanks for your input everyone...
My issue seems to be btw 1 and 130am and yes, it is an ongoing problem as a matter of fact it has happened for AT LEAST the last 4 nights. BG's btw 250 and 350. Everything is fine before I go to bed, last night…"
"In case the conclusion after all the testing is that you have to adjust your basal the rule that they have thaught me is that your basal is correct if before bed and before breakfast it does not differ more than 1.7 points.
Hope I make sense
I noticed one of your posts regarding Metformin. I've been wondering if it would be a good treatment option for me. My Endo seems to think it 's only effective for treating Type 2. I'm just curious what it's been like for you.
I have the POS plan. The guy I spoke to verified that I would be paying 90% after meeting my $100 deductible, sounding like Dexcom is in-network...otherwise out-of-network would be paid at 80% after meeting a $300 deductible.
My husband called Dexcom yesterday and the rep gave him codes to ask Keystone about; maybe you can call Keystone and reference these? It may make it easier for them to give you the correct information. The Dexcom rep called them "HCPC codes," and they are A9276, A9277, A9278.
I have high hopes, but I need to see it to believe it! ;)
Hi Stacey, I wonder if it has to do with the whole HMO/POS/PPO thing. I was connected directly with my company's insurance line. I'm going off what the Keystone agent told me yesterday afternoon, after putting me on hold for 10 minutes (maybe he was speaking to a supervisor?). He said, "We cover invasive CGM systems, but not non-invasive" (meaning they cover the systems with the sensor going under your skin but not the experimental "wristwatch" type of monitors). I asked if they covered any particular brands, and he said, "No, we don't limit you to any one brand."
I'm hoping this guy was actually correct. There's a thread on the forum about BCBS of Illinois approving the Dex as of 3/1/09, so I'm hoping it's across the board for ALL BCBC plans!
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