Diabetes is a debilitating illness that is a leading contributor to heart attack, stroke and circulatory disease. When left unchecked it can lead to blindness, neuropathy and amputation.
Georgia seniors covered by Medicare and a good supplement plan will have less out of pocket than most diabetics.
Medicare Part B will cover the cost of screening and counseling on how to treat and manage your disease. Part B will also cover the cost of a glucometer, test strips and lancets. These items are covered subject to your Part B deductible and 20% coinsurance.
In addition to the Medicare manual on diabetes, there are several resources for Georgia seniors. You can also call Medicare (1-800-MEDICARE) and ask for CMS Manual 11022.