Friday, September 21, 2007

Great News!

Post originally written on September 20, 2007

I got a phone call at work today that wasn't work related. I think that's happened about twice in my life. Anyway, it was Minimed calling to tell me that my insurance had approved me for the Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensor (CGM)that goes with my pump!

I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

The sensor itself is relatively inexpensive at about $1000. The kicker is that the senors you have to change out (every 2 to 10 days)cost $30. each. That can get pretty expensive- $90 to $450 per month. The best part of it all is that my insurance covered me 100%! Minimed told me that my balance is zero. They are overnighting the sensor to my doctors office and it will be there tomorrow. I'll have to get trained on how to use it and everything but it should be up and working early next week. Yea!

If you're wondering what it looks like or how it works, click on the hyperlink "sensor" above.

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