Diabetes Medicare supplies: how can I benefit from them?
Diabetes can be a very expensive disorder. But a lot of people still don’t know that there is a solution for people who don’t have the means to buy all of their diabetes supplies on their own: Medicare. We will outline some of the services (including diabetes medicare supplies)Medicare offers to diabetic people so you will be able to see if you can benefit from them.
First of all, let us introduce you to Medicare. Medicare is a public health care assurance system that was first introduced in the US in 1965. It is implanted in many countries, namely Canada, Australia and the US. It takes many forms and names depending on which country it is implemented in, but it still serves the same purpose. Qualification requirements are different for every region, but it usually easier for senior citizens to qualify.
So what can Medicare do for diabetics? Well people who qualify can receive a variety of diabetes Medicare supplies for only 80% of the cost. These include lancets, testing strips, glucose control solutions as well as glucose control monitors; which is nothing to sneeze at since glucose control monitors can be really expensive… And not only that, but Medicare covers therapeutic shoes for people who’s feet have been affected in one way or another by the disease.
In addition to therapeutic shoes and general supplies, Medicare also covers a bevy of services. Per instance, Medicare will cover up to 80% of all consultations to your nutritionist. A lot of diabetic people still don’t visit their nutritionists’ enough due to the outstanding cost, but with Medicare, a major part of the bill will be lifted of your shoulders. Medicare also covers glaucoma screening for people with diabetes.
So how can you qualify for diabetes Medicare supplies? Well first of all, you obviously have to be on Medicare. Second, you will need an iron clad prescription from your doctor stating how much specific supplies you will need per month. He also has to state if you are an insulin taker or not. If you need therapeutic shoes, your prescription should clearly state why you need them, may it be because of an amputation or any other debilitating condition.
But before you jump in and take advantage of all the supplies Medicare covers make sure you only accept package that come from them. Sometimes, third party companies will try to squeeze themselves in and offer packages under the guise that they are diabetes Medicare supplies. You will then get suckered into buying a bunch of supplies that you originally taught were free. Besides of that, Medicare can be a great relief for people who have to go through the horrible condition that is diabetes on a small budget…