In threads in the past I have had conversations with members about CGMs and how the pump, etc was not an option for me as I cant keep a sensor or port in to save my life. They always pulled out, no matter how well I wrapped and taped them to my body, so I gave up and did it the old fashioned way. Finger sticks and shots.
Last week I got the Eversense CGM implant and it is the real deal. They implant a sensor, in the form of a capsule/chip under the skin and then place the transmittor on the skin which sends the readings to an app on my phone. Best part is that I can slap a new adhesive on after training everyday and it wont break the bank the way a traditional CGM would as insurance only covers one sensor per week. They give 100 adhesive patches per 3 month period and buying more patches isnt very costly at all.
This is seriously one of the best things to happen for active diabetics, especially those of us who grapple. I know Im leaving some detailed shit out but go research it and see if your insurance will cover it.
The insurance plan I have through my wife covers the sensor, however I am in a different state at the time so my the had to contract with a local BCBS plan that unfortunately, doesnt cover the system. Luckily the Eversense has a bridge program that cuts the costs down TREMENDOUSLY to only about $99 for a three month insertion, and you get three insertions for a total of $300 for 9 months of CGM. During that time they can try to help you get it covered and theyll work your insurance I believe.
A plus is that one of the reps has trained BJJ, so they understand what its like to deal with this shit. Customer service has been great with them and they are calling to check up on me daily to answer any questions or to see if Im having any issues.
Im not getting paid, nor do I work for or affiliate with the company, but as I said this is a big deal for me and my care.
Ive been type 1 since I was about 6 years old, I normally test between 6-12x per day, and today I only poked my fingers 2x for the daily calibration.
In my next post Ill post some links