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I am a new to the pumping world an I called today to get my dexcom CGM an they said I was going to have to 2k for everything. Just looking for advise on any cheaper route to get supplies for it.

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I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Newnan, GA
Do you know if they checked your pharmacy and medical coverage? You can get the items through both usually and one might be cheaper than the other. I would call your insurance and ask them. Unfortunately insurance reps don't often understand what a CGM is. If they need a CPT code to check your coverage, the sensor code is A####. That's the part that sticks to your skin and you change once a week.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Lancaster, OH
They said they can not do it thru the pharmacy for some reason

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Newnan, GA
Did Dexcom tell you that or your insurance?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Lancaster, OH
Dexcom

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Newnan, GA
I've been jumping thru tons of hoops to figure out the cheapest way to get this for my son and I would recommend asking your insurance directly if you can get this product thru pharm benefits. Or ask insurance if they have a preferred pharmacy and call them with the CPT code and ask what the cost would be with your plan.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Lancaster, OH
Oh okay sounds good I will try that Monday. An a guy on a Facebook group is send me the transmitter an 4 things that go on you for free cause he said his insurance covers 100%. So he wants to help me out

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Newnan, GA
Other possibility is if you will meet your deductible maybe it would be covered after that? Then try to load up on supplies before the end of the year. Many people can make the sensors last longer than a week.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Newnan, GA
That's awesome! Is it the G5? Then you could use an iPhone and wouldn't need a Dexcom receiver.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Lancaster, OH
It is the G4. I have the tSlim G4 pump so I don't need the receiver anyways. An hopefully I can make them last longer than a week. An use them supplies until I get the stuff figured out

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2015.
Newnan, GA
Best of luck!!!

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