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  1. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter June 18, 2014 at 5:38 am | | Reply

    Thank you for writing about the emotional damage that diabetes causes our lives and our relationships with others.

  2. Mike Ratrie
    Mike Ratrie June 18, 2014 at 7:03 am | | Reply

    Great post! I definitely feel “naked” without my CGM attached, and I am frequently flipping the case open to see how I am trending, which in turn helps me take action before an “excursion”.

  3. Sue Berger
    Sue Berger June 18, 2014 at 8:28 am | | Reply

    What a terrific article. When I come into contact with all the PWD’s who so desperately need the CGM, I continually find it so hard to understand Medicare’s stance and the awful word “precautionary”. My husband has been without a CGM for almost a year now and every day is a worry that something awful will happen. That worry would be taken away if Medicare would cover it. We have been in the legal process for almost two years now and are at Level 4 of the appeals process and will continue to keep going in the hopes that Medicare will change the guideline. My blogs on encourage PWD and their friends to write their congresspeople and ask them to support H.R. 3710, the Medicare CGM Coverage Act. In the meantime, articles such as yours point out the importance of having a CGM, not only to enhance your life but to keep yourself and others safe.

  4. Ruth
    Ruth June 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm | | Reply

    How is the fact that Medicare won’t cover CGMs any different from what happened with the Veteran’s Hospitals failure to provide care for our veterans? This is criminal and deserves the same kind of investigation and publicity. People are actually dying because they are being allowed quality devices that can literally saves their lives.

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  6. Allison
    Allison June 19, 2014 at 12:50 pm | | Reply

    This is fantastic. Great story and thanks for sharing it. I’ve had type 1 for nearly 20 years and got my CGM last fall. It’s been a bigger blessing than I’d thought it would be… but the only drawback is that one of my friends complained to me that I talked way too much about my blood sugar levels on a recent weekend trip we took! ;)

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