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Re: [IPp] New Minimed Continuous Glucose Monitoring System



Hi Jamie,
  I believe the Minimed continuous monitor is only approved for adults over 
the age of 18. The information that I read on it stated that the continuous 
glucose monitors were not covered by insurance and that the starter pack was 
$999 self-pay. I could be wrong though.
Cathy
Mom of Riley(5), Cole (3 dx'd 9/13/05) and Owen (19 mos)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 3:04 PM
Subject: RE: [IPp] New Minimed Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
>
> Can anyone help me figure this all out. I called our insurance company to 
> see
> if they would cover the new system--even though it is not available until
> August. They told me I would need letters from my doctor stating medical
> necessity, past records of blood sugars...etc.....Then they would have to 
> send
> it to physician review. It doesn't sound all that promising but I have to 
> keep
> my hopes up. Do I have my doctor prepare these documents now...or am I 
> rushing
> things. Do I need to wait until the system is acutally available, or could 
> I
> somehow get our name on a waiting list??? Any ideas would be helpful.
> Jamie Anderson-mom to Zachary(12 Dx 7/05 and pumping since 8/05), Cleo(10 
> Dx
> 3/04 and pumping since 11/04), Jamison(7), and Addalyn(1)
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Mark &
> Kristen Bridgeman
> Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 11:41 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPp] Camp/pump died/emergency supplies
>
> My endo said that we should just carry needles for short trips.  That way,
> if you HAD to, you could give a shot of Novolog every 2 hours (missed 
> basal
> + meal coverage/corrections).  That could get you through a few days.  Key
> is a cell phone (to call and get new pump on the way!) and an alarm clock 
> or
> timer, so you could keep on track with the shots.  It would not be 
> perfect,
> but you could make it through.
>
> Kristen
> -- 
> Kristen - mom of Katie (14), Joe (12) and Will (10, dxd 3/05, pumping 
> Cosmo
> since 1/06!!)
>
>
>
> On 6/26/06 10:31 AM, "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
>  > When my kids go to camp they decrease the basals by 10 %. I can't 
> believe
> it,
>> all this talk about people having pumps die on them. My daughter's pump 
>> died
>> at
>> camp last week. They had a new one to her in 26 hours. I was so thankful 
>> it
>> happened while she was at camp so they could consult her doctor right 
>> there.
>>  This makes me nervous for our vacations. We go on weekend trips camping. 
>> Do
>> you
>> think we need to be taking Lantus with us all the time for an emergency 
>> like
>> the
>> pump dying???
>>
>>  Jamie Anderson-mom to Zachary(12 Dx 7/05 and pumping since 8/05), 
>> Cleo(10 Dx
>> 3/04 and pumping since 11/04), Jamison(7), and Addalyn(1)
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: email @ redacted
>> [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Nicole
>> Thompson
>> Sent: Friday, June 23, 2006 4:06 PM
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Subject: Re: [IPp] Camp next week!
>>
>>  My daughter has gone the last 3 years, she just got back today from 1 of 
>> 2
>>  camps for this summer. She loves it but I have to say, I am not as 
>> thrilled
>> with
> > them. It is nice that there are plenty of people there that know how to
> handle
>> an emergency but the camps she has gone to don't seem to care much about 
>> the
>> highs.
>>
>>   Every year I go through the same thing.....my husband and I are 
>> fanatics
>> about
>> keeping her sugars under control....and every year they reduce her 
>> insulin
>> intake by like 20%!!!! Even after I persist that she is an extremely 
>> active
>> child! This past week she had a reading that even the meter couldn't
>> read....just said HI, a couple in the 400's, and quite a few in the 200 &
>> 300's!!
>>
> > But, I guess the overall experience and independence it provides the 
> > kids is
>> a
>> good thing. Good luck!
>>
>>
>>
>> Mark & Kristen Bridgeman <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>
>> My son went to camp a couple weeks ago, and I have never felt that he was 
>> so
>> safe. If it is a Diabetes Camp he is probably safer than he is with you,
>> because the staff have seen it all.....enjoy your time off!
>> Kristen
> .
.
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