Medicare Advantage and Diabetes

Part 1

You may be a senior who was diagnosed during childhood or early adulthood with Type 1 (juvenile-onset) diabetes. If so, you’ve been dealing with diabetes for decades. You know the symptoms—thirst and hunger, fatigue, frequent urination, loss of feeling in the feet, and more—and gotten accustomed to the daily injections, careful diet, and frequent monitoring normally associated with treatment of Type 1 diabetes.

Perhaps you’re a senior with no family history of diabetes who was diagnosed with Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes much later in life. News of the “D word” often comes when it’s least expected, when an unsuspecting senior learns during a routine medical visit that his or her blood may contain a high level of glucose.

You may not be a senior at all. Perhaps you’re a person under 65 who’s diabetic and covered by Medicare due to disability.

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, or simply may be at risk for diabetes, it’s important to be aware of how Medicare Advantage can help protect you from this serious condition.

Medicare Advantage

Like Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) Plans are optional Medicare plans offered by Medicare-approved private companies and available to people already enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B.  Medicare Advantage plans can provide additional coverage in various areas of health including dental, vision, and hearing, and most plans also include prescription drug coverage. Call MedicareMall toll-free (877) 413-1556 to learn about Medicare Advantage Plans available in your area.

Along with any additional coverage your particular Medicare Advantage Plan may provide, it will also provide all of your Medicare Part A and Part B coverage. As far as diabetes is concerned, this means your Medicare Advantage Plan will help provide some great preventive services here available to people at risk of developing diabetes, including screening, which often results in early detection that can help keep you healthy.

Many people have no idea they’re at risk for diabetes. They may have no family history of the disease, and they may not even notice personal changes indicating the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes can develop so gradually that a person may barely even notice he or she has developed them. If something develops over many years, it’s almost natural to think it may simply be a normal progression, or part of the aging process. That’s why it’s so important to take advantage of diabetes screenings covered by your Medicare Advantage Plan.

If you would like more information about Medicare Advantage and diabetes, contact one of our licensed, bonded representatives here and let MedicareMall save you money and lead you with confidence through the Medicare maze!

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