SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – More Illinois diabetes patients would have access to Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM) under a plan passed by state Rep. Jenn Ladisch Douglass, D-Elmhurst.

“Continuous Glucose Monitors are a game changer for all diabetes patients, but too many Illinois residents have limited to no access to these devices,” Ladisch Douglass said. “In particular, older residents and people of color are disproportionately impacted, missing out on a device that can prevent serious health complications. As someone who has type 1 diabetes, I know firsthand how vital CGMs are for creating better health outcomes. It’s incredibly important we take the action needed to get monitors in the hands of more people soon.”

Ladisch Douglass helped lead the bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 3414 which requires insurance coverage for a CGM, related supplies, a transmitter if necessary and training in the use of the device for any individual diagnosed with diabetes. The measure further clears up barriers to coverage – particularly for those with type 2 diabetes – and applies to all state regulated health plans and Medicaid. It allows more physicians to prescribe a CGM, and eliminates state rules that required a history of emergency room visits or hospitalizations prior to being able to use a CGM.

Increasingly popular and accurate, CGMs are devices placed on a person’s body to continually monitor their blood sugar levels and provide them with real-time updates.

“It makes no sense that rules were in place requiring someone to have a serious health emergency prior to accessing a device that would have prevented it,” Ladisch Douglass said. “These updates are going to create healthier outcomes and make a real difference in the lives of many for years to come.”

“We should be taking full advantage of the health benefits of these devices and making sure everyone eligible has access to it,” state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, said. “Removing unnecessary barriers is going to help save lives and will bring additional peace of mind for families across our state. I appreciate the strong advocacy and leadership from Rep. Ladisch Douglass in making this a reality.”

Senate Bill 3414 will soon head to the governor for final approval.


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