Medicare, Diabetes & You

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Medicare, Diabetes & You

Medicare covers diabetes screenings if your doctor thinks you are at risk. You pay nothing for the test if your doctor accepts assignment nd may receive two screenings each year. Medicare also covers diabetes outpatient self-management training to help you learn how to cope with and manage your diabetes. The program may include tips for healthy eating, being active and reducing risks.

Additionally, while Medicare Part D may cover insulin, medical supplies to inject medicine and oral diabetic prescriptions, Medicare Part B generally covers diabetic supplies. Specifically, Medicare Part B covers blood sugar testing monitors, test strips, lancets, blood sugar control solutions and sometimes therapeutic shoes. Medicare Part B also covers insulin used with an external pump if it’s medically necessary. It’s important to note that if you are receiving diabetic supplies by mail, you’re required to use a Medicare contract suppler in order for Medicare to pay.

Texoma residents may call 903-813-3581 to speak with a benefits counselor for more information.

Janet