By Jeemin Kwon and Adam Brown. Both systems are covered for people on intensive insulin therapy multiple daily injections or insulin pumpassuming they meet the other criteria listed below — this includes both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a huge plus, neither CGM requires fingerstick calibration.
I have Type 1 diabetes, which means my body doesn't produce any insulin. So I have to inject insulin to regulate my blood sugar and check my levels by using a glucometer. This means I have to stick my finger with a needle anywhere from 5 to 10 times a day.
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Diabetes Testing Supplies. Insulin Pump Supplies. Dexcom's continuous glucose monitoring CGM system is a small wearable device that tracks your glucose throughout the day and night, notifying you of highs and lows so you can take action.
After adopting an early generation real-time CGM almost 10 years ago, I was also wearing an old insulin pump Deltec Cozmo. The question I asked was simple: which one of these two devices attached to my body was more important to me? Both were helpful, but which one could I best do without?
The DEX2 is the latest version. In the case of the DEX2, strips are stored in a disk-shaped cartridge about 2. With each test strip held safely inside the meter, there's less to carry and less chance of losing or dropping the test strip. This means that there is no aiming of the drop--just touch the end of the test strip to the finger and the test strip does the rest.
According to the World Health Organisation, the number of people living with diabetes had risen from million in to more than million in Then, in an estimated 1. For a diabetic, the most important intervention that can be made comes from blood glucose control, to stop the patient becoming hypo or hyper glycemic.
Seniors with diabetes are susceptible to a greater frequency of hypoglycemia unawareness and higher rates of hypoglycemia than younger adults. For your Medicare-eligible patients, the Dexcom product offering includes a blood glucose meter and related supplies needed for calibration. After documentation has been received and approved, a Dexcom specialist will call the patient for authorization to ship the product.