Diabetes screenings

Diabetes screenings

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers these screenings if your doctor determines you’re at risk for diabetes or you’re diagnosed with pre-diabetes. You may be eligible for up to 2 screenings each year. These lab tests are covered if you have any of these risk factors:

  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • History of abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels (dyslipidemia)
  • Obesity
  • A history of high blood sugar (glucose)

Medicare also covers these screenings if 2 or more of these apply to you:

  • You’re age 65 or older.
  • You’re overweight.
  • You have a family history of diabetes (parents or siblings).
  • You have a history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) or delivery of a baby weighing more than 9 pounds.
Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for these tests if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts 



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