Medicare covers screenings of Diabetes if you have symptoms like high blood glucose, dyslipidemia; abnormal cholesterol levels, hypertension and you are overweight. You are also covered in Medicare if you have a family history of Diabetes.
Anyone with Diabetic symptoms or family history and who are Diabetic patients can avail Medicare benefits.
Medicare Part B covers Diabetic self management training to the people who get written order from the doctor or health care provider.
If you are enrolled in Medicare, you are allowed for two screening tests per year.
You have to pay 20% of the amount approved by Medicare to the doctor for the visit. Test screenings are not charged.
Medicare coverage for Diabetes includes blood sugar testing strips, monitors, tests, lancets, external insulin pump and therapeutic shoes.
Medicare prescription drug coverage covers insulin injections, oral drugs for diabetes,
Medicare offers Diabetic screening, diabetic self management training, diabetic retinopathy tests. Diabetic people can undergo foot examination two times in a year which is covered by Medicare. Diabetic people who have symptoms of glaucoma can undergo tests once in a year.