[Article] Congress: Seniors With Diabetes Deserve Medicare Coverage

By Derek Rapp
Sept. 2, 2014, 5 a.m.

Since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1961, Chris Stiehl has witnessed every innovation in care over the past 50 years. Yet, with all the great medical and technological advances, he lives each day — like everyone with diabetes — with the threat of dangerous low blood sugar levels. And he fears that in two years, he will no longer be able afford the device that has helped him easily manage his glucose levels because it’s not covered by Medicare.

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My CGM has been a life saver. I don’t why the powers that be can’t see the cost saving benefits of being able to avoid serious events and complications. I hope this bill will pass.

Well I was fortunate enough to live long enough to see some of the changes and now Medicare won’t cover the cost.