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Re: [IPp] New Minimed Continuous Glucose Monitoring System



You can find all of the info you need about the new continuous monitors at 
www.minimed.com click on the graphic for the real time monitor. It does 
state on the website that insurance will not cover the continuous monitor 
starting kit and it is a $999 cash payment. Depending on what pump model you 
have you it looks like you may also need to upgrade your pump to use the new 
continuous monitor.
Good luck.
Cathy

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jamie Anderson" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 4:32 PM
Subject: RE: [IPp] New Minimed Continuous Glucose Monitoring System
>
> I do believe you have heard right...our doctor is telling us..."just 
> because it
> isn't approved for children does not mean we will not prescribe it..."
> 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 Cathy Adams
> Sent: Monday, June 26, 2006 3:14 PM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: 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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