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seeking donations or trades. I've been a T1 for 40years since 1979. I've always had good insurance but I have terrible insurance now they barely pay for anything.

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type 2 diabetes
yep, most of us are in the same position. let everyone know what you have, what you need!!

type 1 diabetes
Charlotte, NC
I have 4 Apidra pens if you're interested; for now, and I can help you pretty much find anything you need.

type 1 diabetes
wgat do you need? what do you have?

type 1 diabetes
, MO
I'm a brittle diabetic i go from 50 to 400 and all over the place so I have to test bs 6 to 8 times a day I would love to get a CGM of some kind. I can use some insulin and pump supplies. I have 2 pumps and ultra blue test strips and a bunch of blood meters. let me know

type 1 diabetes
Owatonna, MN
@### My insurance also doesn't consider CGM to be a necessity, so won't cover it. But I bio-hacked a bit: - I use G5 system, but change the transmitter batteries myself, so costs ~$10 per year for that, but there may be a $100 initial cost for the first used transmitter if you don't have one. - I use XDrip+ on my Android phone to monitor, so $0 there. And it is MUCH more functional than any other app I've used. - XDrip+ does not force me to change sensors after 7 days, so i keep using one until the readings get noisy or don't follow my typical patterns, usually 15 to 30 days. So I need maybe 18 sensors per year. - I purchase private party sensors for about $35 to $45 each, sometimes Ebay, sometimes individuals on places like HelpAround. So about $700 per year there. So, there is still a cost, but with some DIY effort, way less than the official Dexcom regimen totaling ~$7k. Just sharing how I've helped my costs for a CGM.

type 1 diabetes
, MO
wow very cool I will definitely look into this thank you so much

Staples, MN
@### how can you reuse a transmitter?

type 1 diabetes
Owatonna, MN
@Jill There are two things that will limit the use of a transmitter, the day count and the batteries. The official Dexcom apps and receiver are programmed to stop talking to a transmitter after 112 days. (I think it is) But there are some apps you can use to reset the day count to 0, I use XDrip. ( I use it for my regular glucose monitoring as well.) Once you do that, you have another 112 days before it will shut off again. Changing batteries is a bit tougher, but definitely possible. There are some YouTube videos out there explaining how to, and I also do it for others as well.

type 1 diabetes
Owatonna, MN
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Staples, MN
@### thank you!!

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