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Sun Jan 10 07:49:31 UTC 2010

I would love to use a CGM, but my current healh insurance premiums (and deductable) are outrageous. I can't afford a CGM. Is there help available?
Asked By: kittu2496  

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Type 1 for 40 years. Enrolled in Indiana's high risk insurance pool. Current employer does not offer health insurance. I don't qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.
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2010-01-19 16:06:54.0

Your best bet would be to contact the companies directly and ask about assistance programs Different companies have different requirements for income, insurance etc. Since this technology is new, things will change frequently. At this point in time I do not know of any programs. Another option would be to ask your endocrinologist if there are any research studies involving CGM in your area that you might qualify for. Typically research trials include free supplies. I do know patients that have purchased the CGM device and then choose to only use the sensors once a month to save in supply costs. As the devices become more common, hopefully insurance companies will cover more of them and the costs will decrease. Good luck.
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