"In this corner, weighing it at " . . . okay, wait a minute. I'm not about to broadcast my weight on the internet, so I guess this little boxing metaphor will have to stop before it even gets started.
So, to put it plainly, my fight for CGMS approval has begun. Earlier today I had my endo appointment. I have to confess, as I printed out my blood sugar readings I was sickened. I saw some very scary lows, but I also saw tons and tons of readings between 200 and 300. The amount of time I have spend high concerned me, and I was prepared to say good-bye to my hard earned 6.3 A1C.
I did say good-bye to it. In fact, I was shocked to find that my new A1C was 6.2. After looking over my blood sugar results, my endo agreed that there must be a bunch of lows I'm not feeling and not catching. That's scary enough to counteract any joy I should feel at having a lower A1C.
This afternoon I was on the phone with Minimed. The hardest part of the process so far was figuring out what Caller Option I needed from the main switchboard. Once I got to the right department, things went very smoothly. My request is in, and someone should be contacting my insurance company tomorrow. According to the information in their files, I easily meet Anthem's requirements for CGMS coverage. Hopefully I will have good news by Monday or Tuesday.
And if I don't, I'm prepared to move on to Round 2 of the fight.