Continuous glucose monitors

Medicare may cover a continuous glucose monitor (receiver) and related supplies (sensors and transmitters) if your doctor says you meet all the requirements for Medicare coverage. 

To qualify for a continuous glucose monitor you must:

  • Have diabetes mellitus.
  • Take insulin or have a history of problems with low blood sugar.
  • Have a prescription for testing supplies and instructions on how often to test your blood glucose.
  • Have been trained (or had your caregiver trained) to use a continuous glucose monitor as prescribed by your doctor. 
  • Make routine in-person or Medicare-approved telehealth visits with your doctor.


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