What Insulin Pumps Are Covered By Medicare

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What Does Medicare Cover For People With Diabetes?

For people with diabetes, Medicare Part B will cover blood glucose monitors, test strips, lancet devices, and lancets. In addition, glucose management solutions for those with diabetes are covered whether someone uses insulin or not. Also covered are, medical nutrition therapy and a number of hours for diabetes self-management training. Some people with diabetes may qualify for therapeutic shoe coverage and foot exams are covered once every six month as long as you haven’t seen a foot care specialist between visits. Medicare Part B also covers insulin pumps and pump supplies as well as the insulin used specifically in the pump as long as certain requirements are met. Under Medicare Part B, those with diabetes who are on insulin may get up to 300 test strips and 300 lancets every three months and those who have diabetes but don’t use insulin may get up to 100 test strips and 100 lancets every three months. You may be able to get more if your doctor says it is medically necessary and documents this need. As part of prevention care, within the first year of Part B coverage, you get coverage for a “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam. Then after that, an “Annual Wellness visit Continue reading >>

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  1. Fiona

    The short answer is no. You will still have the same amount of sugars/fructose actually been a worse kind of sugar. Funny, many many years ago bananas were Dr. Ron's favorite food, but once knowing the science of health he has not touched one since.
    So, if you have 15 grams of a type of sugar, and you add 20 grams of fiber, you will still be left with the same amount of sugar/fructose. Or if that alcoholic, I will have just a little bit of whisky but mixed in with my tea in the morning, that would be ok right! It is really hard for sure if you are with others, as food is such an act of giving, someone makes you a wonderful dinner (full or carbs) what do you do? It is hard, very hard. Try to not get in those situations as best you can, or fill up your plate with whatever veggies are there. When we travel we always have protein powder and almonds in our bag, or if we have nothing, we have gone for that egg sandwich and left most of the bread, though that is easier to do when someone is doing it with you ;-)

  2. etompkinsdickey

    Thank you for your reply. However, if we can't reduce the net carb load with an additional fiber supplement, then, I'm not sure why the fiber contained in a food itself reduces the carb load. To me, it is not logical. For example, 1 cup of wild blueberries has 19 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fiber for a net carb load of 13 grams. It now has 13 grams of usuable carbs/sugar to the body instead of 19. So, why wouldn't adding an additional 7 grams of fiber through a fiber supplement such as psyllium reduce the net carbs to 6 grams? To me, it seems that the total carbohydrates of all the food one eats at a sitting minus the total fiber one consumes at the same sitting should be the net carbs one is consuming at that particular meal. Before knowing about the Rosedale diet, while trying to moderate my own sugar cravings and get into a fat burning mode, I found if I added a fiber supplement once or twice a day, that I stayed satisfied longer and it reduced my cravings for carbs or sugar. I believed that the extra fiber helped moderate the spike in blood sugar and the corresponding release of insulin. Therefore, It is important for me to understand your rationale and the science behind what you say. Please be so kind as to explain further.

  3. trishamihira

    Fiber is also counted as carbs.
    So, if label 1 cup of wild blueberries says 19 grams of carbs and 6 grams of fiber, it means that 6 grams of the 19 grams of carbs is fiber. Since only non fiber carb is converted to sugar by our body, the 6 grams can be subtracted from the 19 grams to get a total net carbs of 13 grams.

    So, if you had 15 grams carbs and you add 15 grams fiber, then the label would say 30g of carbohydrate of which 15 grams is fiber.... Hence if you add fiber, the net carbs does not reduce. Hope this helps!

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