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Diabetics on Medicare face critical decision deadline July 1


Last updated 6/27/2013 at Noon

If you have diabetes and are on Medicare, you have an important decision to make in less than one month.

You have probably heard that Medicare is changing the system through which you get your diabetes testing supplies. So unlike now, when you can order supplies from thousands of mail order companies, beginning July 1 you’ll only be able to order from 18.

There is little question that this new system will be better in the long run. The government will save money and you will see your co-pay and deductible amounts decrease. For example, patients testing one time a day, before July 1, hav...

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