Hi everyone and Happy Sunday!!
I recently found out that Blue Cross of MA will not be covering Dexcom sensors or transmitters via prescription drug benefit after July 1st and it will be DME of course with deductible in play now. I’ve been ordering sensors from mail in pharmacy for 3 months supply at a time. I get a minimum of 2 1/2 - 3 weeks out of the sensor with changing the Grifgrip once sometimes twice during this period. I’ve accumulated 9 full boxes of sensors and seeing the expiration date on the bags I have to wonder what could possibly go bad a on a sensor to cause it to expire?
The only thing I can think of is the adhesive. The rest is just plastic and 2 contact points.
Can these sensors be used after expiration and be accurate?
I am also fighting to stay on the G5 and not go to the G6 because of the 10 day hard cutoff. Now with my insurance doing what they are doing switching to the G6 will be a costly endeavor, my receiver also died awhile ago and I’m not replacing it because the app loads all data to Clarity anyway so why spend the quoted $1,156 to get a new receiver.
Anyway, any input on the expiration of sensors would be appreciated.
I’m also now supposed to be starting Omni Pods on Tuesday but I still don’t have vials of Humalog…