Diabetic supplies and insulin covered by Medicare? Many Georgia seniors need to know what Medicare pays for diabetic supplies if you have diabetes.
Medicare will cover up to 2 fasting glucose tolerance tests per year.
You do not have to be diagnosed with diabetes to qualify for these tests. If you have any of the following risk factors you may qualify for testing under Medicare guidelines.
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol or triglyceride readings
- history of high glucose levels in your blood or urine
If you have original Medicare you pay nothing for these tests if you doctor accepts Medicare assignment.
Diabetic Supplies Covered by Medicare
Some diabetic supplies are covered by Medicare Part B and your Medigap plan. Items covered by Medicare Part B include:
- diabetic supplies for testing blood sugar
- glucose testing monitors and strips
- therapeutic shoes (in some cases)
In most cases diabetic insulin pumps as well as the insulin is covered under Medicare Part B. In some cases Medicare Part B may cover nutritional therapy if you have diabetes.
If you do not have an insulin pump, inject-able insulin is covered by Medicare Part D.
For more details on which diabetic supplies are covered by Medicare you can download and review the guide to Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Supplies and Services.