Does Medicare Cover Diabetes?

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Contributing expert: Kelly Blackwell, Certified Senior Advisor®
Updated: January 15, 2022

Medicare covers a variety of services related to diabetic care, including preventive screenings, supplies, and training programs to help people cope with diabetes. These benefits can be accessed through Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan. Insulin is generally covered through either a Medicare drug plan or through drug coverage that is part of a Medicare Advantage plan.


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Kelly Blackwell
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
Kelly Blackwell
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®

Kelly Blackwell is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®. She has been a healthcare professional for over 30 years, with experience working as a bedside nurse and as a Clinical Manager. She has a passion for educating, assisting and advising seniors throughout the healthcare process.