Blood Glucose Meter

Before attending diabetes education, please contact your health insurance/plan provider to verify your diabetes meter and supplies coverage. For the least amount of out of pocket expenses, your meter should be selected according to your insurance plan coverage. The following check list will guide your questions to your insurance company.

  • Ask What Diabetes Supplies Your Health Plan Covers                               
    Some plans only allow specific and limited types of monitors and strips.
  • Ask Which Benefit Your Diabetes Supplies Are Covered Under
    Some plans cover diabetes supplies under your prescription benefit and some cover them under your Durable Medical Equipment (DME) benefit. 
  • Ask How You Will Get Reimbursed
    Some plans require you to pay for your supplies up front and submit a claim for reimbursement. Some charge a co-payment at the time of purchase.
  • Ask About a Mail-Order Requirement
    Some plans may require you to order supplies from a mail-order company, or it may save you money to do so. Ask your health plan about ordering options. 
  • Ask About Limits On The Number Of Strips You Can Get At One Time
    Some plans only allow you to get a certain number of test strips (and other supplies) to cover a specified period of time–e.g., 30 days.


The following is a partial list of durable medical equipment providers in the middle Tennessee area. Meters can also be obtained at this time from local pharmacies or mail order companies.

  • All South, A division of National Rehab         1-888-303-1164
  • Medical Necessities
    615-865-6269

  • American Home Patient
    1-800-890-7271

  • Metro Medical
    615-329-3150

  • Apria Healthcare
    615-321-5874

  • Reeves-Sain
    615-896-5731

  • Ed Medical
    615-361-8209

  • Superior Orthotics & Prosthetics
    615-320-4103

  • Lifecare
    615-865-2902

  • Williamson Medical
    615-327-4931

  • LinCare 
    615-244-0140

  

 

 

 

Related Links

Contact Information

Saint Thomas Midtown Diabetes Center
Craig Center for Advanced Wound Healing
2000 Murphy Ave, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
615-284-2800 (local phone)
1-800-400-5800 (toll free)
615-284-4285 (fax)
diabetes.center@sth.org

Saint Thomas West Center for Diabetes
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
615-222-4923