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IRISHGIRL74's Photo IRISHGIRL74 Posts: 5,970
1/23/20 7:18 A

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SUPERBIEN, I haven't used mine yet. I'll let you know if I start using it.



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1/22/20 10:25 P

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I live in Canada.

I recently asked about CGM. Neither the new pump with CGM nor the Freestyle are covered at all in my province. Price wise, the Feestyle was cheaper, with a cost of about $90 every 2 weeks. However I can't even afford that.... and after looking at the set up, I decided it was not for me.

Good luck in finding something that works for you and that your insurance will cover in whole or in part.....

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1/22/20 5:07 P

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A number of years ago, I had some major issues and my endocrinologist ordered an iProbe study. I had to wear a continuous monitor for a week. Had a hard time, they used some kind of chemical barrier to stop the itching but rolling over on it when I was asleep... ouch.

I have a friend who uses one regularly, whenever her service dog isn't with her, and it comes in handy. She is subject to sudden unexpected crashes...


Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 1/22/2020 (17:08)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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1CRAZYDOG's Photo 1CRAZYDOG Posts: 604,672
1/22/20 3:46 P

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Nope, sorry, I don't. Just an idea, though. Talk w/your pharmacist. s/he'd be able to guide you in the right direction.

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1/22/20 3:08 P

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Just to check - nobody who replied here has either a Dexcom or Freestyle glucose monitor (that tracks glucose continuously through a patch or implant). Right?

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IRISHGIRL74's Photo IRISHGIRL74 Posts: 5,970
1/22/20 1:56 P

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Thanks 1crazydog. That's what I thought. I was confused on why I.M.MAGIC needed the pump and tubing for.



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1CRAZYDOG's Photo 1CRAZYDOG Posts: 604,672
1/22/20 1:44 P

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The sensor is a tiny flexible filament that goes just under the skin. It is put in the arm, then you use your phone or whatever to read that sensor for your blood sugar.

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IRISHGIRL74's Photo IRISHGIRL74 Posts: 5,970
1/22/20 12:35 P

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I'm still a bit confused. I thought the freestyle was a patch that I put on my arm and then I would scan the patch with the reader that would show me the blood sugar levels. What do you need the tubing and the pump for? (Or are you referring to the insulin? I use a needle for that.)



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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 13,315
1/22/20 12:11 P

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Not a dumb question, the tubing is for the pump... the only pumps I've ever seen have a foot or more... things may have changed since then since it has been a while. It all boils down to personal choice and insurance companies in the end... so good luck!
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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IRISHGIRL74's Photo IRISHGIRL74 Posts: 5,970
1/22/20 11:40 A

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I may be asking a dumb question...but what is the tubing for? I didn't get tubing with my Freestyle.



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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 13,315
1/22/20 11:35 A

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I test and take an average of 8 shots, six times a day or more, two different kinds of insulin...
The Dexcom? My insurance only covers the device. If you use the app for your phone they won't pay any of it. Check with your insurance company!
I also have the issue of being allergic to adhesives... and the pump? Same issue, plus...Claustrophobic about sleeping with the tubing... I already have issues with my CPAP !

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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 1/22/2020 (11:39)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But I don't think you have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too!


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IRISHGIRL74's Photo IRISHGIRL74 Posts: 5,970
1/22/20 11:11 A

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I am struggling with pricking myself to check my sugars, especially at my jobs. (I work 2 jobs. I eat lunch at my full time job and eat dinner at my part time job Monday-Thursdays.) I feel like I am always pricking myself because I have to give myself insulin in the morning too.

I think my insurance covers it, but Iím not sure how much itíll cost. I get confused by my prescription plan because my drugs tend to run higher in the beginning of the year and cheaper by December. I got my insulin and other supplies in December. My insulin cost $24.90 in December and in January; they were going to charge me a $125. I got a discount card, but the price will go up every month. I did not have to pay anything for it.

In December, the Freestyle 14 day sensor was $20.93, but it says it only lasts for 14 days, so I donít know how much it would be in Jan. for me because my doc wanted me to try the meter until my visit in February. The Freestyle 14 day reader was $13.49.

Iíd like to get peopleís opinions of the freestyle type devices as well.




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1/22/20 9:46 A

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Good luck I don’t use a pump I am type 2 take insulin twice a day

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1/22/20 9:32 A

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Hi, I'm newly diagnosed, and was wondering about the new IPhone compatible glucose monitors that have a patch or implant that continuously monitor glucose levels. (Dexcom G6, Freestyle Libre are the ones I know of.

I could see that being really helpful to see how my body reacted to what I eat (esp since the Nutrition Diva has a podcast about how individual gut microbiome can change glycemic response).

If you use a skin patch or implant, that connects to your phone - What are your thoughts? Things you were surprised by, or hidden costs? Did insurance pay for any of it.

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