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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

What's the story on Medicare coverage for diabetes?

 

August 29, 2018



Dear Savvy Senior,

How well does Medicare cover diabetes? I’m 66 years old and was recently told by my doctor that I have pre-diabetes. If it progresses to full-fledged diabetes what can I expect from Medicare.

Recently Retired

Dear Recently,

Medicare actually provides a wide range of coverage to help beneficiaries who have diabetes, as well as those who are at risk of getting it – but they don’t cover everything. Here’s a breakdown of what Medicare covers when it comes to diabetes services and supplies along with some other tips that can help you save.

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