Diabetes Scams People with diabetes – especially seniors on Medicare – are prime targets for healthcare scams. Someone will call you on the phone, pretending to be from “the Government,” Medicare, or a fake diabetes association (like the phony “National Diabetes Association”).
The caller offers "free" diabetic supplies, such as glucose meters, diabetic test strips, or lancets. The caller may offer other supplies, such as heating pads, lift seats, foot care products, or joint braces. All you have to do is give the caller your Medicare number and personal or financial information.
The call is a scam!
You may receive items in the mail that you did not order, or you order supplies and receive far more than you asked for…..and they just keep coming, whether you need them or not. Another type of fraud is the sale of bogus products to treat or cure diabetes. Many of these products advertise that they can treat blood sugar “naturally” or can eliminate your diabetes.
This is a scam!