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Dexcom NHS

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Sonnyb2, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. Sonnyb2

    Sonnyb2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi haven’t posted on here for a while but a friend Who type 2 diabetes recommended me to post on here.......


    Anyway I’m type 1 diabetic...

    And wanted to know if anyone has been funded by the Dexcom G6

    Thanks

    Sonny
     
  2. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi Sonny,

    From what I know, it's more common for the freestyle Libre to be prescribed. I could be wrong.

    However, I will tag in @therower & @Juicyj . Who I believe use Dexcom, & may know more...
     
  3. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I have it on prescription.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello I have been funded for the Dexcom G6 as well under a strict criteria though.
     
  5. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Lol, forgot about you.. Any chance of elabourating on the "hoops" jumped through for Sonny? :)
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hello @Sonnyb2 its not prescribed by my CCG so it does very much depend on where you are in the country.
     
  7. Sonnyb2

    Sonnyb2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    James at Dexcom is very helpful
     
  8. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No worries,

    The criteria would be: More than 1 episode a year of severe hypoglycaemia with no obviously preventable precipitating cause

    Complete loss of awareness of hypoglycaemia
    Frequent (more than 2 episodes a week) asymptomatic hypoglycaemia that is causing problems with daily activities

    Extreme fear of hypoglycaemia

    Hyperglycaemia (HbA1c of 75mmol/mol [9%] or higher) that persists despite testing at least 10 times a day. Continue real-time CGM only if HbA1c can be sustained at or below 53 mmol/mol [7%] and/or there has been a fall in HbA1c of 27 mmol/mol [2.5%] or more).”


    But of course, it depends on where the OP lives as some CCGs won’t fund for CGMs and CGMs with pumps like medtronic 670G.
     
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  9. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I got mine on these grounds.
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Sonnyb2 . Unfortunately I can’t offer anything. I self fund the Dexcom.
    Thanks for the tag @Jaylee .
     
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    Rylando88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have the g6 funded by nhs, sadly I only applied for it after a bad hypo which ended in me being in a coma and having a stay in intensive care so I think that helped my application a lot.
    If you apply I would suggest getting in touch with your diabetes team and asking for their assistance with it and to make sure you have the best chance of acceptance, they will be able to help with some parts!!
    Hope you manage to get one, it’s a great piece of equipment!! Xx
     
  12. Sonnyb2

    Sonnyb2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Do u like it..... thinking of self funding after this madness is over (COVID-19)
     
  13. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Just observationally, the answers above are from the UK, we all know what the "N" is NHS stands for. Do you feel it is equitable that if a Type 1 met the criteria in the UK, it should be a postcode lottery, I.e. up to CCG's.

    Obviously we have devolved nations but I really can't understand this policy for G6's or Libres.
     
  14. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I'm lucky enough to have it on prescription here in Wales :)
     
  15. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it’s a good piece of kit.
    A great insight into what goes on inside our bodies.
    I still enjoy not having a sensor on though. Alongside all the information the G6 gives I like to keep in touch with my gut feeling for things. I find it can become to easy and a tad obsessive just using a CGM.
     
  16. Sonnyb2

    Sonnyb2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have u ever spoken with James
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No. James who?
     
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    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The first thing to find out is does your county CCG support Dexcom. I attend a clinic in Dorset (Bournemouth) who today only support Libre, but I live in Hampshire who support both the Libre and Dexcom. Once you have this then you can work on the "how to get your consultants approval" as its not always a simple black and white decision, especially if you have been self funding CGM's for a long time and the good control they allow you to obtain could exclude you from the current medical criteria. I would recommend speaking to someone from JDRF who can help with the options you might have and how to approach your consultant.
     
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