Between 2019.11.20 12:14
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Huons said on December 20 that he will receive health insurance benefits from next year for his continuous Dexcom G5 glucose meter and insulin injector.
The continuous glucose meter is a device that measures the blood glucose level in real time by connecting a sensor to measure the blood glucose level in the body. Patient convenience is improved by measuring blood glucose levels without having to prick a finger each time with a needle to collect blood. There is a great demand for pediatric diabetics and their families.
In the past, the unfortunate story of a mother accused of prosecutors after buying and using a serial glucose meter that was not approved in Korea for children without diabetes mellitus has become a hot topic. Since then, a continuous blood glucose meter has been approved and introduced in Korea, and patient access has been improved by expanding health coverage.
Since January, the government has been applying salaries to consumable blood glucose sensors. From next year, the scope of application will be expanded. The government has also decided to apply health insurance benefits to continuous blood glucose meters and insulin injectors to manage the blood sugar of type 1 diabetic patients called pediatric diabetes. As a result, patients were able to save about 3 million won from the 5.7 million won they had to pay for a year to use the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose meter.
Huons said: "Expected expansion of next year's wage support will reduce the burden on some 32,000 Korean type 1 diabetes patients (as of 2018) who were reluctant to buy products due to the price burden."
The continuous glucose meter is useful not only for patients with type 1 diabetes, but also for patients with type 2 diabetes who need active blood sugar management.
Dexcomb G5 is a wearable medical device that checks blood sugar by attaching a microsensor to the subcutaneous part of the abdomen. The onboard microsensors continuously measure glucose levels every five minutes and send them to smartphones. It can measure glucose levels for up to 7 days with just one installation, which reduces the number of blood draws more than 10 times a day, and can measure glucose levels even when it is impossible to measure blood sugar, as during sleep, exercise or study. Blood sugar management is possible.
In addition, if you deviate from preset glucose levels to prevent hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, your smartphone will send a warning alarm to help prevent various diabetes complications.
The Dexcomb G5 can be found at its dedicated online mall 'Hugh: Diabetes Care'. Online shopping malls provide product integration information, including instructions and repairs. You can also receive continuous blood glucose meter counseling services through KakaoTalk and the Consumer Counseling Office.
A commissioned sensor billing service is being implemented for people with type 1 diabetes. If you use this service, you will need to prepare a separate bill, such as a medical bill △ prescription (sensor) prescription △ electrode (sensor) purchase transaction details ) △ Unique ID number by number of electrodes (sensors) You not only need to submit the procedure to National Health Insurance Corporation, but you also have to pay the co-payment, excluding reimbursement, from Health Insurance Corporation.
A Huons official said: "Expected expansion of payroll support starting next year is expected to enable patients with purchase costs of Type 1 diabetes to try a continuous blood glucose meter."