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self funding for CGM aspect of veo paridigm system

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by flozac, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. flozac

    flozac Type 1 · Member

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    Hi i have been funded for a Veo pump and I want to use the CGM function as I feel it will be invaluable in my diverse lifestyle. I am considering self funding for the CGM. Does anyone else on here self fund and how much does it work out at? (i am not expecting it to be cheap :roll: ) I am waiting for a reply from Medtronic on the issue, but would love some info from other users.
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  3. Alzibiff

    Alzibiff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have tried - unsuccessfully - to get NHS funding for CGM sensors. Diverse lifestyle, often working and travelling alone being part of my argument. Effectively, my NHS trust is so strapped for cash, they are not going to spend a penny more than they absolutely have to. Further, for Joe Public to get through to them with the right arguments is very very difficult - it is a very political system and unless you know how it all works, hangs together and are aware of all the right buttons to push, I am afraid that getting funding for CGM can prove to be a hopeless endeavour.

    So ... to cost!

    Box of 10 sensors, £375 and each sensor lasts about a week. The transmitter device carries a battery which cannot be replaced - it is recharged each time you use a new sensor and therefore has a limited life. Not a clue of what they cost.

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