About 13 million people on Medicare have diabetes and about 18 million more have prediabetes. It is not something fun to deal with. Regarding Medicare, supplies and services are covered under Medicare Part B (Medical) and the once yearly deductible applies. Medicare Part B will cover some supplies including, but not limited to, blood sugar test strips, lancet devices and lancets, therapeutic shoes or inserts. Medicare Part B will also cover some services including self-management training, yearly eye exam, foot exam, glaucoma tests, and nutrition therapy.
Here is a publication from Medicare on Diabetes Supplies & Services which is also a useful reference.
If you carry a Medicare Supplement plan, it will help cover the 20% that Medicare does not cover for supplies and services mentioned above, depending on the plan you carry. There may be options available to get the same benefits and a lower rate on your Medicare Supplement plan if you have diabetes. Senior Savings Services has helped several people with diabetes get issued a plan and get lower rates.
Further, if you are seeking life insurance plans that can be issued for a diabetic, Senior Savings Services can help obtain a full coverage plan.
Contact Senior Savings Services at 1-800-592-0819 if you have any questions on what is available to you.