Pritzker Signs Bill Guaranteeing Insurance Coverage for Glucose Monitors
In this image released on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, the FORA® Advanced pro GD40 blood glucose monitor is clinically validated by AMCR Institute in the U.S. and is proven to meet accuracy and precision requirements of the ISO 15197:2013 and EN ISO 15197:2015. Press release and media available to download at www.apmultimedianewsroom.com. (ForaCare Suisse AG/obs via AP Images)

A new law in Illinois will require health insurance plans to provide coverage for continuous glucose monitors.  The devices are essential for patients with both Type one and Type two diabetes.  They help maintain safe blood sugar levels and prevent the need for emergency medical care.  Governor Pritzker signed the bill into law yesterday at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, a center that treats thousands of diabetic patients each year.