Huge Win for the US Diabetes Community!

If you’re a diabetic on Medicare, then this news is for you!

This story just popped up on my Facebook newsfeed and I’ve decided to do a quick blog post about the announcement. I will discuss this further next week! The following comes directly from the Center of Medicare Services:

“Medicare has permanently eliminated the 4 times-a-day testing requirement to qualify for a CGM. This long-time barrier to CGM access will be permanently removed on July 18, 2021! The removal of this criterion has been an effort long-led by the ADA, on which we have been actively engaged with CMS.

PWD on Medicare will now be able to more easily access this critical piece of technology, leading to better diabetes management and better health outcomes. A big win for the diabetes community!”

The full local coverage determination (LCD) may be found here:

Until Next Time,

The Genetic Diabetic

What Happens When Even Your Support System Can’t Fully Understand Your Journey

Diabetic Community Apps for the days when nobody understand

Being a diabetic can be very isolating and difficult. We have a lot on our plates. It feels as if no one understands what we’re going through. Even with a strong support system, there are times when they might now be able to comprehend. Tonight I want to share three social media apps especially for diabetics:

Beyond Type 1-…/beyond-type-1…/id1116247769

Beyond Type 2-

TD2 Healthline-…

I’ve been active on both Type 2 Diabetes apps and it’s so comforting to interact with others who are on the same health journey.

Click on the link to download and register for your free account.

Until Next Time,

The Genetic Diabetic