How good! A little bit of sanity and reasonableness in an insane world. Beginning July 1st UnitedHealthcare is protecting steady glucose displays (CGMs) for folks with sort 2 diabetes who take insulin. The article I learn on diaTribe. Dexcom and Abbot Freestyle are the 2 CGM producers who dominate the US market.
This follows Medicare’s transfer earlier this yr to cowl CGMs for folks with sort 2 on insulin and people not on insulin however who are suffering from hypoglycemic occasions.
It’s not rocket science to grasp that when folks see, with the usage of a CGM, how meals and train affect their blood sugar, a complete new world opens as much as them – making more healthy selections. Individuals can instantly see that their actions have penalties. That may be a lovely equation for adopting more healthy behaviors and driving down problems and the exorbitant amount of cash the US spends on diabetes problems.
Earlier in my CGM sporting historical past, my husband wore one in every of my sensors to grasp what it was like. He was astonished to find how a lot carby meals raised his blood sugar, and he doesn’t have diabetes. After that have, he adopted my consuming fashion to eat far much less carbs, and thoughts you it is a Dutchman raised in bread nation, the Netherlands.
This will help many, lots of the hundreds of thousands of individuals, (37 million within the US have diabetes, 95% of whom have sort 2) put the ability of selection extra visibly of their palms.
When you’ve got sort 2 and take insulin, watch this 12 minute video beneath from endo Steven Edelman.