By Keely Larson
KHN-UM Legislative News Service 

Montana May Require Insurers to Cover Monitoring Devices for Diabetes

Montana is one of several states considering expanding coverage of continuous glucose monitors, but insurance companies and some providers argue that not all people with diabetes need them.


Last updated 4/11/2023 at 1:23pm

Keely Larson/UM Legislative News Service.

Adrienne Prashar practices at Roots Gymnastics & Dance in Missoula about 15 hours each week. One of her coaches said the CGM has really made a difference in Prashar's life after her diabetes diagnosis. Prashar also wears an insulin pump on her stomach.

In between sets of tumbling warmups, Adrienne Prashar crossed the gym to where she had stashed her diabetes supplies and tested her blood sugar. Prashar, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes the day before her 13th birthday, said tumbling usually drops her blood sugar levels.

Prashar, now 14, did a finger stick, saw her blood sugar was 127, and went back to the mat. For most people with diabe...

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