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If you have reached the age of 65 or over you are eligible for Medicare. Hopefully at about three months before you reached 65 or were considered eligible for Medicare you received and returned your questionnaire to apply for Medicare which was automatically sent to you about three months before you turned 65. You do not need to ask for this questionnaire because if you are on the tax rolls within ten years it will be sent directly to you. So if you returned this questionnaire when you turned 65 you became eligible to have your Medicare insurance cover your Medicare diabetic supplies including a Talking glucose meter.

So yes, your glucose testing meter or the Talking glucose meter will be covered as Medicare diabetic supplies. If you are legally blind you will only require a doctor’s certification to get a Talking glucose meter. If you are not legally blind you may have to have persistence to get a Talking glucose meter but in the end you probably will get a Talking glucose meter. Medicare does seem to realize how important it is to support the diabetics that are under Medicare and who require Medicare diabetic supplies including a Talking glucose meter. 

Many of the diabetic testing supplies that you have to use with a Talking glucose meter such as the lancets and the test strips are also covered as Medicare diabetic supplies. But they may not be covered anytime you choose to replace them or if you just decide you might like a Talking glucose meter.

So Medicare Part B covers this cost whereas under Medicare Part D which covers the insulin is where you are limited to a prescription payment program that has a cap then a gap before it picks up prescription coverage again as catastrophic coverage.

Talking Glucose Meters