Diabetic Resources

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.

 

Diabetes Resources

 

  • National Diabetes Education Program This site contains a library of information on the program, campaigns, calendar of events, and publications.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This site contains facts, frequently asked questions, and reports about diabetes prevention and treatment.
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Features a wide range of resources including publications, resources to get financial help, listing of national organizations serving patients and professionals concerned about diabetes, and a newsletter. Order forms are available online and several publications are available in Spanish.
  • American Diabetes Association  Contains sections on the organization, diabetes, membership, books, magazines, clinical practice, research, and legal issues.
  • National Diabetes Eye Exam Program Contact information about an available eye exam program for Medicare beneficiaries age 65 or older who have diabetes and have not had a medical eye exam in the past three years.
  • Healthfinder This site helps consumers find reliable health information from many Federal Agencies and non-for-profit organizations that can help them stay healthy, understand diagnosis, explore treatment options, find support, and generally become informed about health and medical topics of interest to them.
  • National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Clearinghouse This site provides access to available publications and lists a toll free number to call with questions. The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse is part of the National Institutes of Health.