Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Diabetes supplies & services

How often is it covered?

Supplies: Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers some diabetes supplies, including:


You may need to use specific suppliers for some types of diabetes testing supplies. Learn more about Medicare's National Mail-Order Program for diabetes testing supplies.

Services: Part B covers some diabetes services, including:

Your costs in Original Medicare


To find out how much your specific test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or other health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • The location where you get your test, item, or service

Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs. It’s important to ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

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