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Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily

Started this discussion. Last reply by jims May 22, 2013. 15 Replies

Has anyone else encountered this?I have a support group participant who has been advised by her physician to test 2 times a day to see at what time and what insulin to prescribe. A PA was written…Continue

Dropped the D**n thing.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Aug 7, 2013. 12 Replies

I dropped my CGM receiver (Dexcom G4) on a tile floor while cleaning it. It was out of the case.After being on hold for about 10 minutes, the tech service person informed me there is a 'one-time…Continue

stupid kidneys

Started this discussion. Last reply by smartblnde Jan 31, 2013. 3 Replies

Good morning, everyone!To sum up the reason for this title of this post....I have had T1 X 44 years. I got it relatively well-managed 5 years ago. Since doing so my eyes have improved to 20/25 both…Continue

searching for CDEs with type 1 and pumps and CGMs...

Started this discussion. Last reply by smartblnde Oct 25, 2012. 1 Reply

Good morning!I am a CDE who deals with type 1 on a daily basis (minute by minute basis).We support our patients. We support the supporters of our patients. Who, then, supports US?There is still a…Continue

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Dave replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Dropped the D**n thing.'
"Man, that sucks! I'm very Anal Retentive about this sort of thing -- I'd spend the money for the replacement just because, knowing myself, I couldn't stand seeing that defect in the screen. That said, looking at the picture it really…"
Aug 7, 2013
Diane McDowell replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Dropped the D**n thing.'
"Rick Doubleday Is the VP of sales He is a wonderful gentleman He listened to me when the techs were giving me a bad time over something that wasn't my fault. Maybe he can help you. Good Luck. Diane"
Aug 3, 2013
jims replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"All valid comments. I was not making light of the pain here for those manually entering logs and data. It really comes down to the fact one would thinking having the cursed disease and needing appropriate tools, the added…"
May 22, 2013
jims replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"Some thoughts: I keep my data on computer so I can print it out. I do not think one who has serious diabetes and is doing testing to control and maintain his numbers should have to keep submitting logs twice a year. What it normally gets better and…"
May 22, 2013
smartblnde replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"In a class I taught last night I mentioned (no names) the situation with the glucose logs. If we can get the word out and people who are affected contact SOMEbody (legislators) to get this coverage in place withOUT hindrance, we might be able to get…"
May 22, 2013
jims replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"Kevin72: Prior to being covered by medicare, I had bought all my strips on Amazon and American diabetes warehose at 1/2 the drug store price. Today I pay $ 200 per month for medicare supplement policy plus 47 for part D and after spending $…"
May 21, 2013
kelvin72 replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"Why not just buy your strips from amazon or ebay?alot cheaper."
May 20, 2013
jims replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"Thank you for your kind comments. It is not my blood sugar I am worried about it jumping from the nonsense but my blood pressure. At time of stroke in Hospital in 2007; blood pressure was 210 and Doctor was asking me when I had stroke - started. I…"
May 20, 2013
jims replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"This is both types that are involved - Type 1 and Type 2."
May 20, 2013
smartblnde replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"Brian, In the case of the lady to whom this is happening, she HAS gotten a prior auth from her MD. The insurance won't budge, and is still demanding the completed log. The doc is aggravated because Medicare is playing doctor and has final say…"
May 20, 2013
smartblnde replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"Thanks, Karen, I'm with you. It just astounds me how decisions are made wihtout our experienced input."
May 20, 2013
smartblnde replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"Jims, Thank you for your response. I never meant to get your sugars up due to stress! I have had T1 for 44 years. I would be dead without the ability to test frequently. I want to find a way to get our supplies covered without obstruction by…"
May 20, 2013
jims replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"I agree with Brian (bsc) Of all the stone henge stupidity and harrassement. No body wants to prick their fingers any more than is necessary. Facr remain that the only tool - cost effective - that enables a diabetic to watch his blood glucose in real…"
May 20, 2013
Brian (bsc) replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily'
"When it comes to insurance, nothing surprises me. A doctor should be able to override this silly rule. If the patient had a prescription for insulin on file, everything would be peachy keen, but Medicare pinches every penny and makes patients go…"
May 20, 2013
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Type 2s having to submit completed glucose logs for coverage of more than minimal number of strips daily

Has anyone else encountered this?I have a support group participant who has been advised by her physician to test 2 times a day to see at what time and what insulin to prescribe. A PA was written (prior authorization). She took the prescription to the pharmacy, where she was given a glucose log, told to complete it the number of times a day prescribed by her physician in order for Medicare to cover the additional strips.This seems like a HIPAA problem to me, and the person is concerned about…See More
May 20, 2013
smartblnde replied to smartblnde's discussion 'Dropped the D**n thing.'
"OH, Hackish, that sounds like a GREAT idea! I would be willing to pay a SMALL fee to have it fixed (using a loaner in the meantime?). Email going today."
May 7, 2013

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