FAQ Friday: Does Medicare Part D Cover Diabetic Supplies?

A common mistake that many people make is when they go to the Pharmacy to pick up their diabetic medications and use their Medicare Part D card, they also try to use the same card to pick up their diabetic supplies. Unfortunately, they then find out that Medicare Part D does not cover diabetic supplies. Medicare Part B covers diabetic supplies like blood sugar testing strips, lancet devices and lancets, blood sugar control solutions etc. So, when going to purchase diabetic supplies, you want to have your red, white and blue Medicare Card and your supplement card available. That is who is going to pay for those supplies.