Posted 10/25/2021 1:36 PM (GMT -7)
I haven’t been on in a while (mostly on Prostate Cancer forum) but I thought I would reply to this thread as I have had a GCM for about 4 years for non-diabetic hypoglycemia. My A1C is great, I just have random drop outs of my glucose. After a couple of years of that, I got hypoglycemic unawareness and so my endocrinologist recommended the Dexcom G6. Mainly because she thought the technology was better and my wife could assist in “watching” over me since it will alert her also. There was a slight struggle to get it at first but my doc wrote a justification letter and blue shield approved it. I used to get them straight from Dexcom, but they stopped direct sales at the beginning of the year. The copay was reasonable back then, $105 for 3 three pack sensors. But since they outsourced it has gone to over $100 per pack. And the 90 day transmitters are about $300 each. Crazy markup from the new supplier. I am unfamiliar with the other GCMs out there that seem to be more cost effective and easier to get through your insurance provider.
I have come to rely on it and deal with my drops before I get too low. I take action around 65 as I drop to low 30s within minutes of that alarm. You have to get used to where you put it. A couple of times I seem to have hit a vein and blood just kept coming out and I had to request a replacement, which Dexcom did replace each time.
You may have already got it, but if you didn’t, maybe this will help. Take care. -JR