Does Medicare pay for diabetic socks?

Answer Diabetic socks are important because they help keep the blood from collecting in feet and causing infections and pain. They are not covered by Medicare's Diabetic Therapeutic Shoe Benefit. However,... Read More »

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Does Medicare pay for diabetic test strips?

Medicare Part B (medical insurance) covers diabetic test strips. Considered the most expensive cost of diabetes, test strips and much of the accompanying equipment (such as monitors and lancets) is... Read More »

What company manufactures Dr. Scholl's diabetic socks?

The Renfro Corp. of Mount Airy, N.C., has a license to make Dr. Scholl's diabetes and circulatory socks. It also makes graduated compression socks and the "active-life" and "everyday" socks for the... Read More »

Will Medicare pay for a new type of diabetic blood tester?

Diabetic blood testing monitors that are prescribed by a doctor and designed specifically for home use are fully covered by Medicare plan B. A physician can prescribe a home monitor after determini... Read More »

Is Medicare going to stop paying for diabetic everything July 1st, 2013?

No. Diabetics will still be able to get their supplies at pharmacies or other stores, and Medicare will help pay for them. The competitive bidding just means that if you choose to order your suppli... Read More »