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Type 1 Diabetes: Latest ADA Recommendations for Self-Blood Glucose Monitoring

Dr. Fran Cogen Health Pro January 28, 2013
  • The latest recommendations for Standards of Diabetes Care have been published online head of print (American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care. 2012;doi: 10.2337/dc13-S003). Today I would like to share the recommendations that pertain to children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. These recommen...

2 Comments
  • Gretchen Becker
    Health Guide
    Jan. 28, 2013

    Do you have any suggestions for what to do if the insurer doesn't want to pay for that many strips?

    • Dr. Fran Cogen
      Health Pro
      Jan. 28, 2013
      Hi Gretchen- we often have to write letters of medical necessity for our patients so that they can care for their diabetes as necessary. We send copies of evidence-based literature to support our clinical arguments. In nearly all cases - with sufficient prodding- we get enough strips for our pediatric and adolescent patients.