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  1. Susan Berger
    Susan Berger December 4, 2013 at 7:28 am | | Reply

    I am the spouse of a diabetic. For the past year, we have been fighting with Medicare for replacement of his CGM which was always covered under the policy my husband had through work. We have gone through Level 3 of the Appeals process and have been waiting for over 5 months for the ALJ decision to be drafted. We know that a determination has been made but can’t find out if it’s a Favorable or an Unfavorable one. I recently learned that there is a Congressional Diabetes Caucus working on the CGM issue. I think now is the time for anyone who is on Medicare and uses a CGM, or for that matter, everyone who uses a CGM, to write letters to Medicare asking them to change their guideline. Eventually those who are not on Medicare yet will be someday and I can guarantee you that no one wants to go through this process that we are experiencing now. I truly believe that if Medicare receives a massive amount of letters, they would have to reconsider their position on the CGM.

  2. Stephanie Bradford
    Stephanie Bradford December 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm | | Reply

    Well said, summarized and spot on.

  3. Dean Massalsky
    Dean Massalsky December 5, 2013 at 12:05 am | | Reply

    As the ex spouse of a T1 diabetic, and the father of our 2 T1 Diabetics sons, I have had long held, hardcore beliefs and opinions on Diabetic support needs. 1 is, why are costs so high? 2, why do they need to obtain repeated checkups to get medication which sustains their lives, and 3, why the hell can anyone with a job at the worst place at the lowest wage get a giant tv at Best Buy that is far above their lifestyle, but I cannot finance a CGM or Insulin pump?

    Too many questions to answer here, but, I like you article. See my link. My opinions are not perfect, but the questions are valid. And, to nip in the bud, I get the ‘cost of rd, etc. I call bullshit on all that.

  4. Lucia Maya
    Lucia Maya December 9, 2013 at 4:56 pm | | Reply

    I agree with everything you’ve said here, very well articulated! Thank you.

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