SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, recently supported a plan to help more Illinois diabetes patients access Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM).

“Continuous Glucose Monitors are lifesaving devices that help diabetes patients by continually monitoring their blood sugar levels and providing them with real-time updates,” Gordon-Booth said. “These devices prevent people from having serious health complications, and it’s critically important we make sure those who can benefit from it have access.”

Senate Bill 3414 would require insurance coverage for a CGM, related supplies, a transmitter if necessary and training on the use of the device for any person diagnosed with diabetes. The proposal also removes barriers to coverage, particularly for those with type 2 diabetes, and applies to all state regulated health plans and Medicaid. It eliminates problematic state rules that required a history of emergency room visits or hospitalizations, and empowers more physicians to prescribe a CGM.

“Older residents and people of color are disproportionately missing out on access to these devices,” Gordon-Booth said. “By removing barriers and making commonsense changes to our state rules, we can help more people take advantage of this game changing device and enable more residents to access a better quality of life that they deserve.”

Senate Bill 3414 passed with bipartisan support and will head to the governor for approval.

For more information, please contact RepJGordon@gmail.com.

Rep. Jehan Gordon-BoothRep. Jehan Gordon-Booth

Deputy Majority Leader
92nd District

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