Hi - This is specific and I know it doesn't impact everyone reading this, but if it does, please read: I talked to Medtronic Friday and they told me they have sent multiple requests to BCBSTX for pre-determination for CGMS (Real Time) for people on BCBSTX Health Select (group #38000). Every request has been denied. If you/your child is on this plan, or if you know someone who is, can you please do the following: The Assistant Director of Benefits for the Employees Retirement System of TX (the "employer" for this huge plan) is Kenneth Hobbs. His email is Kenneth.Hobbs@ers.state.tx.us. Email Kenneth and demand that ERS cover real-time CGMS. You can note that BCBSTX is covering CGMS on other BCBSTX plans (thus ask, why is ERS not covering it?). Give reasons (ie benefits of CGMS, reasons why it is needed, you can cite the recent JDRF study) as well. It took a lot of work to get Ken's contact information. I've talked to him myself and he simply doesn't understand why CGMS should be covered. He says "it's covered for 3 days" and doesn't understand the difference between the physician model and patient one. He clearly needs to keep hearing that this must be covered, from more than one person. Gotta keep at it...I know there are tons of people on this plan. This plan impacts state employees (higher education, parks/maintenance, city/county workers, highway department etc.). If you know anyone in any of those categories that might be on this plan, perhaps you could forward this to them? If you're otherwise motivated (simply out of advocacy) and want to write him, go for it! thanks!