Category Archives: Health Insurance Plan

AskNadia: Substituting Lantus Insulin for Levemir Insulin

Dear Nadia,

I would like to know, if I normally use Levemir pen insulin, and I run out before my health insurance kicks in, can I use Lantus insulin until I can get coverage for my Levemir ?

Rita U

Diabetes Health Type 1: I Owe What?

Diabetes supplies – somehow picking them up from the pharmacy is always exciting, never dull. Here’s the thing, we wish it were dull when it came to paying for these supplies. I’d like to yawn from the utter lack of …

AskNadia: Why Doesn’t Medicare Cover the OmniPod Insulin Pump

Whys doesn’t Medicare cover the OmniPod tubeless insulin pump?  I sure wish it was covered.

Cathy

diabeteshealth.com Subscriber

Dear Cathy,

Medicare has their own formula for calculating what is medically necessary for medical devices, which they classify as “Durable Medical …

Secretary Sebelius Releases New Report on Health Insurance Reform and Diabetes in America

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the nation marks American Diabetes Month, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a new report today, Preventing and Treating Diabetes: Health Insurance Reform and Diabetes in America. The report comes one day after Sebelius toured the East Manatee …