Coverage available for diabetes tests

Thursday, November 30, 2006

WASHINGTON - Medicare wants to remind providers they can help improve the quality of life for beneficiaries by preventing more severe health conditions that can occur without proper treatment from undiagnosed or untreated diabetes. Coverage includes the following diabetes screening tests: A fasting blood glucose test; a post-glucose challenge test (an oral glucose tolerance test with a glucose challenge of 75 grams of glucose for non-pregnant adults), or a two-hour post-glucose challenge test alone.