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Old 13.04.2019, 22:23
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Re: Is insulin covered by basic health insurance?

Karl, you'll have noticed a lot of comments about the Freestyle Libre system here. If you've already heard of this, please skip this post.

If your doctor recommends it, you get a sensor every two weeks, which sits painlessly in the skin on your upper arm (recommended) or thigh or belly (not recommended, but plenty of people do it) and constantly(ish) measures your blood glucose level. You can check it anytime you like with a dedicated machine or an app on your phone. It saves a lot of bother and mess with finger pricking, and is handy because you get to see your stats whenever you like, as long as you check regularly (the sensor in your arm has an eight hour memory).

As Bowlie mentioned above, if the doctor prescribes it, the insurance will cover it. It really is a game changer: one wave of the phone and you know how your sugar is going, instantly, with no bloody tissues or alcohol swabs flying all over the place.

So that's what we're all talking about.
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