Added sugars, apps for healthy habits, and more
Wouldn’t it be nice to have more than 2 hours with your CDE or RD covered by Medicare each year? There’s legislation moving through both houses of Congress that could make that possible. If it passes, the bill (currently called “Expanding Access to DSMT”) would cover 6 hours of diabetes self-management training (DSMT) per year for PWDs. It would also allow the 10 hours that are currently covered for newly diagnosed PWDs to roll over, so that unused hours wouldn’t be lost after the first year. Plus, these hours would no longer be subject to Part B cost-sharing and deductible requirements, and providers could prescribe more time if needed. To contact your representative and senators and urge them to support this bill, go to callmycongress.com. Visit diabeteseducator.org/ actnow for updates.