Answers by Advanced Diabetes Supply
"Medicare will pay for a new glucose meter every 5 years, although ADS often upgrades customers to the latest meter at no cost." - Advanced Diabetes Supply
Diabetes Testing Supplies Questions and Answers
Why do I need to use Control Solution?Control Solution is used to check that both the glucose meter and test strips are working together properly as a system and that you are performing the blood test correctly.
Does Medicare Part B pay for Insulin?Injectable insulin not associated with the use of an insulin infusion pump is covered under Medicare Part D drug plans.
What is an A1c test for?It's a test that sums up how much glucose has been sticking to part of the hemoglobin during the past 3-4months.
What is hemoglobin?Hemoglobin is a substance in the red blood cells that supplies oxygen to the cells of the body.
What is Hypoglycemia?A condition that occurs in people with diabetes when their blood glucose levels are too low
What is Gestational Diabetes?A type of diabetes that can occur in pregnant women who have not been known to have diabetes before.
How often does Medicare pay for a Glucose Meter?Medicare will pay for a new glucose meter every 5 years, although ADS often upgrades customers to the latest meter at no cost.
Will Medicare pay for my supplies if I am NOT on insulin?Yes, Medicare Part B will pay for your testing supplies as long as your are eligible for Medicare Part B, have met your annual deductible and if you are on insulin or not. As long as a physician prescribes you to test your blood glucose.
Why should I use a Medicare Participating Provider?A Medicare participating provider is one who enters into an agreement to accept Medicare assignment for all covered services provided to all patients who have Medicare coverage.
What are some of the complications of diabetes if I do not control it?
Neuropathy, Blindness, Heart Disease, Amputation of limbs, or even death.
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