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Diabetes Treatments that Medicare Could Pay For 

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What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is caused by the body’s inability to properly use and store glucose, which can lead to a host of health problems if left untreated. While there is no cure for diabetes, there are many treatments available that can help manage the condition and improve overall health.

Remember there are two kinds of diabetes. There is type 1, often called Juvenile Onset. Also, type 2, which is a different disease that usually begins in mature individuals. 

Which kind of diabetes do you have, and what kind of care do you need? Be sure to discuss that with your primary care physician and select the Medicare coverage that best protects you

Do you have Diabetes type 1 or type 2?  Are you also about to enroll in Medicare Advantage or in a Medicare Supplemental plan?

If so, you should be aware of the many kinds of options that are available for the treatment of diabetes. 

Why? Because when you are selecting different plans, you should be able to ask whether they cover different kinds of treatment. Remember, the plans you discuss with your CoverRight Medicare Sales Agent just might offer you exactly the kind of treatment protocol you are using now – or maybe even a better protocol that will improve the quality of your treatment and your overall health.

What Kinds of Care Are Available for Diabetes Type 1 and Type 2?

Insulin Therapy

Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pancreas and is responsible for regulating the body’s blood sugar levels. People with diabetes have a malfunctioning pancreas and may not produce enough insulin, or their body may not be able to use insulin effectively. In these cases, insulin therapy can be used to replace or supplement the body’s natural insulin. There are several different types of insulin therapy available, including rapid-acting, long-acting, and combination insulins. The type of insulin therapy used will depend on the individual’s specific needs and lifestyle.

Oral Medications

Oral medications are another treatment option for diabetes. There are several different types of oral medications available, including metformin, sulfonylureas, and DPP-4 inhibitors. These medications work by helping the body use insulin more effectively or by reducing the amount of glucose produced by the liver. They can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as insulin therapy.

Lifestyle Changes

Making lifestyle changes can also be an effective treatment for diabetes. These changes include eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy weight. Eating a balanced diet that is low in sugar and carbohydrates can help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent spikes in blood sugar. Regular exercise can also help improve insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of developing complications related to diabetes.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)

Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a newer treatment option for diabetes that involves wearing a device that continuously monitors blood sugar levels. This device can provide real-time information about blood sugar levels and help individuals make informed decisions about their treatment plan. CGM can be especially helpful for people who experience frequent fluctuations in their blood sugar levels or who have difficulty managing their diabetes with traditional treatments.

Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes who are obese or overweight. This type of surgery can help people lose weight and improve their blood sugar control. There are several different types of bariatric surgery available, including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and adjustable gastric banding. Bariatric surgery is typically recommended for people who have not been able to achieve weight loss through diet and exercise alone.

Alternative Therapies

There are also several alternative therapies that may be helpful for managing diabetes. These therapies include acupuncture, massage therapy, and herbal supplements. While there is limited research on the effectiveness of these therapies, some people may find them helpful in managing their diabetes symptoms. It is important to speak with a healthcare provider before starting any alternative therapies to ensure they are safe and effective.

In conclusion, there are many effective treatments available for diabetes. These treatments include insulin therapy, oral medications, lifestyle changes, continuous glucose monitoring, bariatric surgery, and alternative therapies. It is important for individuals with diabetes to work closely with their healthcare provider to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and goals. With proper management and treatment, people with diabetes can live long, healthy lives and reduce their risk of developing complications associated with the condition.

Be sure to discuss which kind of Medicare coverage will best provide – and pay for – the kind of treatment you will benefit from most. 

Call a CoverRight Medicare Sales Agent today to discuss your options.


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