Generally, Medicare Part B coversthe services that may affect people with Medicare who have diabetes. In addition, MedicarePart B covers some preventive services for people who are at risk for diabetes. Medicare Part Dalso covers diabetes supplies used for injecting insulin. You must have Medicare Part B and/orPart D to get these covered services and supplies.
Medicare Part B covers outpatient training for people with diabetes orrecently diagnosed with diabetes to teachthem to manage their diabetes. Your doctor or other health care provider mustprovide a written order (plan of care) to acertified diabetes self-management education program.
Medicare Part B covers some diabetes supplies, including blood sugar (glucose) testing monitors, blood sugar (glucose)test strips, lancet devices and lancets, and glucose control solution. (Glucose control solutions for checking the accuracy oftesting equipment and test strips.) Theremay be limits on how much or how oftenyou get these supplies.
Medicare Part D covers certain medical supplies for administration of insulin (like syringes, needles, alcohol swabs, gauze, and inhaled insulin devices).
Insulin pumps worn outside the body (external), including the insulin used with the pump, may be covered for some people with Medicare Part B who have diabetes and who meet certain conditions.
If you have Medicare Part B, have diabetes, and meet certain conditions, Medicare will cover therapeutic shoes if you need them.