Friday, August 31, 2018

Medtronic Guardian Connect Continuous Glucose Monitor



Medtronic Guardian Connect Continuous Glucose Monitor
 
 
 
https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com
 

I wanted a CGM, continuous glucose monitor.

For me.

Insurance says no coverage because I am type 2, not insulin dependent.

Fine - I will get my own!
Maybe, depending on cost, if you know what I mean.
The search is on!
 
Here is the second one I checked on:

Medtronic Guardian Connect CGM
https://www.medtronicdiabetes.com/products/guardian-connect-continuous-glucose-monitoring-system




The Medtronic Guardian Connect basic info:
 
approved for 14-74 years
sharable data
up to 7 day sensor
simple applicator for sensor
alerts
transmits data wirelessly to display device
display device available or iOS compatible device
CareLink program for trends and patterns
 
I like it!  I don't like the price~
One month of sensors $553/Cash price $345.
Transmitter (yearly)  $775/Cash price $620
SO monthly that works out to $617/Cash $397
 
Ouch, just like the Dexcom G6
Both are quite pricey when paying the entire price out of pocket.
 
One more to go.
 
Freestyle Libre CGM