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How often is it covered? Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers some diabetic test supplies, including blood sugar test strips as durable medical equipment (DME). Who's eligible? All people with Part B who have diabetes are covered. Your costs in Original Medicare If your supplier accepts assignment, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount, and the Part B deductible applies. Medicare pays for different kinds of DME in different ways. Depending on the type of equipment: You may need to rent the equipment. You may need to buy the equipment. You may be able to choose whether to rent or buy the equipment. Medicare will only cover your DME if your doctors and DME suppliers are enrolled in Medicare. Doctors and suppliers have to meet strict standards to enroll and stay enrolled in Medicare. If your doctors or suppliers aren’t enrolled, Medicare won’t pay the claims submitted by them. It’s also important to ask your suppliers if they participate in Medicare before you get DME. If suppliers are participating suppliers, they must accept assignment. If suppliers are enrolled in Medicare but aren’t “participating,” they may choose not to accept assignment. If suppliers don Continue reading >>

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  1. carla

    Does anyone out there take Januvia for type 2 and if so, have you suffered any complications?

  2. fleetgold

    Originally Posted by carla
    Does anyone out there take Januvia for type 2 and if so, have you suffered any complications? Hi Carla
    Welcome to the forum. Until I saw your post I had never heard about Januvia. It does look interesting. I notice it was only approved by the FDA in October so is very new. I'm not sure if it is yet available in the UK which is where I am.
    Are you taking it and if so how are you doing on it? I'm on metformin which I like as it also helps my weight loss although some people suffer from side effects.

  3. carla

    My levels are good, but I have had a couple of urinary tract infections and I was just wondering if anyone else had had this problem.

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