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Re: [IP] CGM and Dexcom vs Navigator



I don't use a CGM; but I suspect, like everything else on the market today,
that it is called "planned obsolescence".


On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 12:20 PM, John H <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Ray,
>
> I share your sentiments.
>  However, as far as I know, the new Navigator II, available in Europe and
> Israel
> has a non user replaceable battery, just like the Dex.
>
> However it does have a 1 year warranty.
>
>
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ray <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Cc:
> Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:48 AM
> Subject: [IP] CGM and Dexcom vs Navigator
>
> Abbott if you are listening; please bring back the Navigator. The Navigator
> was far more accurate than the Dexcom G4 and now I find out that my
> transmitter has to be replaced after less than a year at the cost of
> $599.00.
> That's ridiculous! It's only guaranteed for 6 months, but they tell me that
> some people get longer use. I would be embarrassed to tell a customer that
> after paying the cost of the unit to begin with and paying for sensors,
> that
> they would now have to replace the transmitter at a cost of $599.00. The
> Navigator, in addition to being far more accurate, had a transmitter that
> would last up to five years without having to be replaced. Mine was going
> strong well into the fourth year. At the initial cost and the cost of
> sensors
> and having to replace transmitters every six months, I would not expect
> Medicare to approve CGM. As a person on Medicare myself, I would not vote
> to
> have  Medicare reimburse for something that expensive and only marginally
> accurate.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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> insulin-pumpers-digest   Thursday, February 20 2014   Volume 13 : Number
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> This issue of the digest contains:
> Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM
> Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM
> [IP] Knowledge, power and Insulin Pumpers
> Profile of stan white <email @ redacted>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> D
>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM
>
> Wondering why NH dems need to pass a bill for something that already
> exists? CGM's covered by Medicare for those of age & on SSID. Been for
> years
> that I know of.  But, hey, our lovely government  at work doing whats
> already done.
>
>
> In a message dated 2/17/2014 5:52:31 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
> Now that  I write a blog, I don't post much at insulin Pumpers anymore. I
> do
> read it,  but there is only so much writing I can do about diabetes.
>
> Sue Berger,  who is a contributor to my blog, wrote a blogpost today about
> what
> you can  do to support H.R. 3710: Medicare CGM Coverage Act. Sue has been
> in
> contact  with the Legal Assistant of Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1] who is the
> sponsor
> of  the bill and Sue outlines the steps that Shea-Porter's assistant would
> like
> us to take.
>
> The link for the post  is:
> http://testguessandgo.com/2014/02/17/join-the-crusade/
>
> I will be  on Medicare in 3 years and I can't imagine being without my
> Dexcom.
> The G4  has been a life-changing device for me. When I get to Medicare, I
> will
> have  been on CGM for almost ten years with full insurance coverage.
>
> If you'd  like to track the bill, the link  is:
> https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3710
>
> Although it is  unlikely that this bill will pass, I strongly believe that
> I
> need to  contact my representative following the instructions in Sue's
> blogpost.
> If  nothing else, many people and legislators will get education about the
> value
> of CGM and in the future, we'll see a different decision. And how can  I
> expect
> Medicare regulations to change if I'm not willing to try to get  them
> changed?
>
> You can contact Sue through the blog if you would like to  share your
> story.
>
> And check out my blog if you're interested:  http://testguessandgo.com
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> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:55:48 -0800
> From: Greg Farkas <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Medicare and CGM
>
> The coverage of CGM by Medicare varies by state and its no covered in
> CA....among many others. That is the purpose ...to make CGM coverage
> consistent in all states.   My CGM is an Incredible  help, am SSDI and get
> no assistance.  Its a difficult life without it....mostly tryi g to find
> deals or supplies old model users have on hand
> Anyone w Dexcom +7 sensors or transmitter....please contact me!
> Greg
> email @ redacted
> Thanks!
> On Feb 18, 2014 1:57 PM, <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > Wondering why NH dems need to pass a bill for something that already
> >  exists? CGM's covered by Medicare for those of age & on SSID. Been for
> > years
> > that I know of.  But, hey, our lovely government  at work doing whats
> > already done.
> >
> >
> > In a message dated 2/17/2014 5:52:31 P.M. Central Standard Time,
> > email @ redacted writes:
> >
> > Now that  I write a blog, I don't post much at insulin Pumpers anymore. I
> > do
> > read it,  but there is only so much writing I can do about diabetes.
> >
> > Sue Berger,  who is a contributor to my blog, wrote a blogpost today
> about
> > what
> > you can  do to support H.R. 3710: Medicare CGM Coverage Act. Sue has been
> > in
> > contact  with the Legal Assistant of Carol Shea-Porter [D-NH1] who is the
> > sponsor
> > of  the bill and Sue outlines the steps that Shea-Porter's assistant
> would
> > like
> > us to take.
> >
> > The link for the post  is:
> > http://testguessandgo.com/2014/02/17/join-the-crusade/
> >
> > I will be  on Medicare in 3 years and I can't imagine being without my
> > Dexcom.
> > The G4  has been a life-changing device for me. When I get to Medicare, I
> > will
> > have  been on CGM for almost ten years with full insurance coverage.
> >
> > If you'd  like to track the bill, the link  is:
> > https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr3710
> >
> > Although it is  unlikely that this bill will pass, I strongly believe
> that
> >
> owing the instructions in Sue's
> > blogpost.
> > If  nothing else, many people and legislators will get education about
> the
> > value
> > of CGM and in the future, we'll see a different decision. And how can  I
> > expect
> > Medicare regulations to change if I'm not willing to try to get  them
> > changed?
> >
> > You can contact Sue through the blog if you would like to  share your
> > story.
> >
> > And check out my blog if you're interested:  http://testguessandgo.com
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