Will Medicare cover my diabetic nail care?

Diabetes meterIn order for routine nail care to be covered by Medicare you must be an at-risk patient. Diabetes alone does not qualify a person as an at-risk patient. Here is a list of diabetic complications that may qualify you for routine care.

  1. An amputation not caused by trauma
  2. Two of the following: absent hair growth, nail thickening, thin/shiny skin, or an absence of pulse in your feet
  3. Two of the following plus at least one from #2: pain in your legs when walking, cold feet, swelling, numbness, or burning

Only your podiatrist can diagnose you as an at-risk patient for nail care. Come in to Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Parker or Castle Pines, CO, for your annual diabetic check-up and we can help to determine if you qualify for Medicare coverage of related services. Call (303) 805-5156 today for an appointment.

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Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC