Qualify for Insurance
Many insurance companies require documentation of different qualifications before approving diabetes device coverage. Every insurance company is different, but some common qualifications include checking your blood sugar 4-6 times per day or having frequent low blood sugars. Understanding what qualifications are necessary for device coverage before starting the approval process can make things a lot easier.
1. Check with the device company
If you know what device you want, many companies will tell you what you need to show your insurance company for approval. Some companies have this information on their website, or you can call their customer service number. They want you to use their product, so they are usually more than willing to help!
“Since using a Smart system, I found my control has improved and it has seemed "easier" to manage my diabetes.” - Daniel, 42
2. Contact your insurance company
Sometimes, your insurance company can also give you information about what documents they need in order to approve you for device use. It’s best to follow all of their recommendations to speed up the approval process.
3. Collect the necessary Documents
Once you know what you need, start gathering all of the documents you need to prove you qualify for the device. You may need to call your clinic and have them send lab results or clinic notes. Once you have all of your materials, you are ready to start the insurance approval process!
*This page was based on the US insurance system. If you are from outside the US, your insurance coverage may vary.