Gastroparesis is a nerve disorder that affects the way food moves from the stomach through to the small intestine. Diabetes is the most common cause of gastroparesis. About 20 percent of people with type 1 diabetes will develop it. (Source: Everyday Health) Gastroparesis AKA “Delayed Gastric Emptying” is a condition in which the stomach empties […]
I am proud to debut Medicare and Mondays, my musical, impassioned, plea to Congress to pass H.R. 5644, the Medicare CGM Access Act of 2014.* H.R. 5644 would have Medicare cover the cost of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) devices. CGM technology is a life-saver for many diabetics, including yours truly, who are insulin-dependent.
A petition created by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) underscores the legislation’s importance and urgency.
The continuous glucose monitor (CGM) has been shown to improve glucose control — preventing dangerous high and low blood sugars — and is recommended by national diabetes clinical guidelines and covered by nearly all private health plans.
However, Medicare does not yet cover CGM devices, leaving seniors with insulin-dependent diabetes vulnerable to high rates of hospitalization and emergency room visits.
Please, please please share the video, spread the word and sign the JDRF petition urging Medicare to provide coverage for CGM technology.
This singing sister of the pump thanks you!
*Update: This bill died in Congress, but a new bill, H.R. 1427 Medicare CGM Access Act of 2015, was introduced on March 18, 2015. Please subscribe to this blog for my updates.
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This is where the rubber meets the road, my T1 story, truths and life on December 2, 2014. An exciting day today with a few friends for a video shoot on a topic that has many long-term type ones up in arms. In fact, ever since the day my insurance rep told me that Medicare […]