How much does it cost me for annual out-of-pocket expenses for CGMS? Here is what I estimate CGMS will cost me in the next year, provided I can get 7 days out of one sensor. Note that the figures vary by individual; some folks don't use shower covers, and some may get more or less wear-time on a sensor. Question for the insurance companies: How much does it cost for an ER hospital visit to treat one episode of extreme hypoglycemia? $5000, $10,000? Do the math: CGMS pays for itself if only ONE ER visit is eliminated.
|DexCom STS Receiver||$550|
|DexCom Transmitter, 2/yr||$500|
|Shower Covers, 1/day||$225|
|Total Annual Costs||$3001|