Saving Money on your Diabetes Supplies with FSA and HSA

Online retail stores now allow you to use your FSA or HSA card to purchase items that are eligible. This meant that you don’t need to pay out-of-pocket for your medical supplies and could pay instead with your FSA or HSA account.

What items are “FSA or HSA Eligible” on Amazon?

To be “FSA or HSA Eligible”, it means that these approved products can be paid using your FSA or HSA card. However, not all items are FSA or HSA eligible. To see which products are FSA or HSA eligible, please check out the product listing on the retail website.

How can I pay using my FSA or HSA card?

You can add your FSA or HSA card to your account as a method of payment, which you can then use to purchase eligible products. Please keep in mind that some HSA cards may have to be added as credit cards to be used as your method of payment.

What are the primary diabetic supplies for patients?

While some diabetic supplies are optional depending on your diabetes type, some are necessary to have for most diabetic patients for a proper and effective blood glucose management. These necessities include (ADA):

Diabetic Monitor: The best way to accurately check your blood glucose level is to use a blood glucose monitor. With today’s advanced technology, diabetic monitors provide precise and accurate readings that are crucial for patients to keep a record of. By using a diabetic monitor, patients can analyze which food or medication intake can affect their blood glucose levels.

Insulin: Insulin resistance is often the main underlying cause for diabetes, which occurs when insulin is not produced and used properly. Type 1 diabetic patients need regular insulin rejection to prevent hyperglycemia, while type 2 diabetic patients need dietary supplements to regulate their insulin.

Blood glucose test strips: Most diabetic monitors require blood glucose test strips to measure blood glucose levels. Unless the patient is using an alternative blood glucose management method, patients should have blood glucose test strips on-hand so that they can measure their glucose levels under any circumstance.

Glucose tablets: Having diabetes doesn’t always mean having a high blood glucose level. Patients can experience low blood glucose levels that require glucose tablets that can be taken orally if the patient’s glucose level is 10 mg/dl or more below target.

Is CareSens or KetoSens “FSA or HSA Eligible” on Amazon?

Under the Diabetes Care Accessories category, CareSens and KetoSens products are all FSA or HSA eligible.

References:

-Devices & Technology. (n.d.). Retrieved March 05, 2021, from https://www.diabetes.org/healthy-living/devices-technology

-Insulin basics. (n.d.). Retrieved March 05, 2021, from https://www.diabetes.org/healthy-living/medication-treatments/insulin-other-injectables/insulin-basics

-Hyperglycemia (high blood glucose). (n.d.). Retrieved March 05, 2021, from https://www.diabetes.org/healthy-living/medication-treatments/blood-glucose-testing-and-control/hyperglycemia

-Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose). (n.d.). Retrieved March 05, 2021, from https://www.diabetes.org/healthy-living/medication-treatments/blood-glucose-testing-and-control/hypoglycemia

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The content of this article is intended to provide a general information and knowledge on the subject matter. The views expressed in newsletters, articles, and blogs in the i-SENS USA website are not necessarily those of i-SENS Incorporated, i-SENS USA Incorporated or our publishers. Medical or nutritional information on i-SENS USA website is not intended to replace professional medical advice – you should always consult a specialist with any questions about your specific circumstances.

Published On: July 27th, 2021 /

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