Does Insurance Cover Continuous Glucose Monitoring
Does Insurance Cover Continuous Glucose Monitoring?
For people living with diabetes, there is no better way to stay healthy than with continuous glucose monitoring.
With continuous glucose monitoring, you can wear a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as a way to track your blood sugar levels without pricking your finger.
The great news is, continuous glucose monitoring is covered by Medicare and most private insurance.
If you have diabetes and haven’t been using a CGM, now is the time to find out if continuous glucose monitoring is right for you. Talk with your doctor to find out if a CGM would be better than traditional glucose monitoring which is based on a finger stick that reveals your glucose level at that precise point in time.
A CGM will read your glucose all day and night, making it much easier to track your readings over time and be alerted to any problems. Continuous glucose monitoring is something most people with diabetes could benefit from. Some CGMs even have alarms and alerts to make it easy for caregivers to stay in tune with their love one’s glucose readings.
There are two CGMs for continuous glucose monitoring that are covered by insurance :
- FreeStyle Libre 2
- Dexcom 6
The FreeStyle Libre 2 is a CGM that lets you accurately monitor your glucose levels with a painless scan instead of fingersticks. You can use the FreeStyle Libre 2 app on your compatible smart device to track your glucose anytime, anywhere. When you scan your sensor you will see a current reading of your glucose levels, and glucose trend arrows that help you see if your glucose levels are normal, on the rise, or dropping, and a graph showing 8 hours of glucose history.
The Dexcom G6 is a CGM that tracks your glucose levels continuously throughout the day and night. Your glucose readings are sent to your Dexcom G6 reader or your smart device as frequently as every five minutes. The Dexcom G6 translates your readings into dynamic data alerting you before you’re too high or too low so you’re better able to manage your diabetes treatment. All without scanning or fingersticks.
Fill out our Qualified Through Insurance form today to find out if your insurance will cover continuous glucose monitoring.