A How-To Guide on Requesting Access to Your Diabetes Therapy

Determining if your health plan covers the therapy you need is important to managing your diabetes. If your plan decided not to cover certain medications or aspects of your therapy, there’s still a chance you can get coverage. This guide was created to help you request access and understand your options.

Click below to access the guide.

  1. I have a Medicare advantage plan United healthcare. I had been getting enlite sensors from Medtronics and now I’m being told they are not being covered because of Medicare guidelines. Is there anything I can do? I have had lows in the middle of the night and it would be really helpful if I have a sensor. I would like to go to Guardian 3. Thank you, Kathy Moodie.

    • Hi Kathy,
      Unfortunately Medicare does not approve Medtronic sensors as they are less accurate and still require testing your blood glucose with a meter before making diabetes decisions. Currently only Dexcom and the Abbott Libre are approved, so hopefully you can work with your provider to obtain one of the devices that is covered.

  2. Thank you.

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