Insurance Covered CGM, a MedSource LLC company, has recently released a blog post that answers the question, “Does Insurance Cover CGM for Type 2 Diabetes?” This is important because the continuous glucose monitor (CGM) is an important device for people who are living with type 2 diabetes in helping manage their disease. Getting information about their blood sugar levels can make it easier for them to make the appropriate decisions on what to eat and live a healthier daily life. Regularly checking their blood sugar level can also help people with type 2 diabetes avoid complications. The conventional way of using test strips, a glucose meter, and a finger-prick is not just painful, annoying and a hassle but the blood sugar level can only be checked when the finger-prick is done. With a CGM, the patient’s blood sugar level can be checked constantly, even while the patient is sleeping.
The use of CGM can help: determine glucose trends so that the patient is better able to manage eating, medication, and exercise; monitor glucose levels while the patient is sleeping; understand the impact of taking medication and the timing of medication; be alerted on highs and lows, enabling the patient to make changes quickly and avoid a more serious problem; and receive real-time measurements of the blood sugar levels every five minutes.
And with regards to the question on whether insurance can cover CGM for type 2 diabetes, a spokesperson for Insurance Covered CGM, says, “The short answer is it depends on what insurance you have. All you need to do is fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form and we do the rest of the work for you. Our insurance specialists will contact your insurance company and help you get your CGM and supplies covered by insurance. It’s very easy and can be accomplished in three steps: select your preferred CGM; provide your information; and provide your insurance details.”
Insurance Covered CGM will verify the patient’s coverage and submit the necessary paperwork on behalf of the patient. Once verified, they will deliver the CGM and other supplies to the patient. They have two of the best CGM products available in the market, which are the: Dexcom 6 and Freestyle Libre 2. To utilize a CGM, a patient will have to insert the cannula, which is is a tiny plastic tube with a small sensor onto his or her arm or abdomen. The cannula will penetrate the upper layer of the skin and this arrangement will enable interstitial fluid to flow through the cannula and it is this liquid that is tested by the CGM machine to make the glucose readings every five minutes throughout the day and night. It is important to note that the sensors will need to be replaced with new ones every seven to 14 days.
The FreeStyle Libre 2 sensor has been approved by the FDA for wearing on the upper arm, while the Dexcom G6 sensor can be worn on the upper buttocks, abdomen, or the upper arm. An important benefit of the CGM is that the use of painful fingersticks would no longer be required. Instead, the receiver, reader or a smart device will just need to be close to the CGM to work. CGMs automatically collect and share glucose data for the patient and can even forecast possibly dangerous highs or lows so that patients are better able to remain within their specified range.
MedSource LLC, the parent firm of Insurance Covered CGM, was created with the primary goal of making quality medical products and services available to patients to help them obtain the best positive results and enhance their quality of life. They have done this by providing the best possible patient care, the best service and support, and a broad range of expertise. They always do their best to make it easy and simply for patients to get the home medical products and services that they require through insurance.
Those who are interested in learning more about Insurance Covered CGM can check out their website at insurancecoveredcgm.com, or contact them through the phone.
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