I have been a Type 1 diabetic for 52 years. I have recently found out that, with certain restrictions, the cost of insulin can be FREE if you have Medicare Part B coverage!
1. You have to be a type 1 diabetic diabetic (obviously on Insulin).
2. You must be on an insulin pump.
3. Your doctor has to provide a prescription for insulin with a valid diagnosis code (I don't know what it is, but your doctor should know).
4. You will need to know manufacturer, the purchase date, the model, & the serial number of the pump.
You should probably contact Medicare to verify what I am saying ahead of time, & document (for your own purposes) that you ARE covered under Part B.
Most pharmacies will NOT be aware of this fact, so be patient, but ALSO BE INSISTANT!
I had to find this out on my own. If you don't ask for it, you won't get it! Do yourself a favor and save yourself some of the expense of having Diabetes.
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