All About Medicare + Type 1 Diabetes


If you live with type 1 diabetes and are curious about Medicare, these resources and news stories are for you! Here, you will find a variety of content to help you navigate Medicare more easily.

Editor’s note: This page is continuously updated to provide the latest information on Medicare and living with diabetes, and is made possible with support from Dexcom, an active partner of Beyond Type 1.


Medicare Dates + Deadlines You Should Know

Here are important Medicare dates and deadlines you need to know so you can enroll in health coverage for the coming year.MORE

Is Medicare Health Insurance Right for You?

Knowing how Medicare stacks up to your other options for health insurance is essential for deciding if enrolling is right for you.MORE
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Medicare Benefits for People with Type 1 + Type 2 Diabetes

Here's what you need to know about the benefits of Medicare for people with diabetes.MORE

Have Diabetes and Enrolling in Medicare? Start Here

Medicare can be hard to navigate and even more complex when you have diabetes. This step-by-step guide makes the process a little easier.MORE

Health Insurance Guide for T1D

This comprehensive health insurance guide includes in-depth explanations of plans, tips for dealing with denials and ways to cut costs, to name a few.MORE

Open Enrollment Guide: Health Insurance Plan Types

As we launch into another open enrollment season for both Affordable Care Act Marketplace plans and Medicare, Beyond Type 1 is here to help you navigate the glut of overwhelming options.MORE


Freestyle Libre Systems More Accessible Through Medicare Coverage Expansion

Freestyle Libre Systems More Accessible Through Medicare Coverage Expansion

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced expanded continuous glucose monitor coverage for people with diabetes on Medicare.MORE
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Medicare Expansion Will Make Dexcom More Accessible

More Medicare enrollees with diabetes can now access Dexcom systems, including Dexcom G7, through expanded coverage.MORE
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The Affordable Insulin Now Act: A Step Toward Federal Legislation

The Affordable Insulin Now Act, if passed in its current form, could help bring down the cost of insulin for millions of insured people with diabetes.MORE
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Medicare Loosens Restrictions on Continuous Glucose Monitor Coverage

Medicare revised its local coverage determination policy to remove requirements for continuous glucose monitor coverage.MORE

Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model Caps Insulin Costs at $35 per Month

The Senior Savings Model caps out of pocket insulin costs at $35 per month for seniors enrolled in eligible plans.MORE

New Medicare Plan Will Cap Insulin Copays at $35

On March 11, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new plan for some Medicare Part D participants to pay a maximum $35 copay for their monthly supply of insulin. MORE

Omnipod Now Available to Medicare Part D Patients

Insulet Corporation who makes the Omnipod® pump, a tubeless insulin delivery device, has just been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to be available under the Medicar...MORE