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Affording Treatment

Diabetes care can be expensive, from daily supplies to glucose monitoring technology to medications to clinical care visits. The good news is there are a number of ways to afford treatment when living with diabetes, whether you are navigating a health insurance plan or paying out of pocket.

We bring you tips on saving money, navigating private insurance, workplace benefits, and Medicare, in addition to information about discounts on the drugs and devices that you use.

Kelly on the shocking new data just released on diabetes costs and what we can do about it.
We ask ACA expert Dr. Jack Lord all the hard questions on healthcare coverage and reimbursement.
The dangers of competitive bidding for diabetes care and what you can do. Plus, win a year’s worth of any brand of test strips!
At a recent meeting of Oregon’s Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), the state panel recommended reducing access to test strips for people with type 2 diabetes on...
The New York Times publishes a critical front page piece on type 1 diabetes costs and devices - what we wish they would have written.
Expert Dr. Irl Hirsch’s eight tips for managing diabetes on a budget.
Making sense of Medicare, CGMs, and why it matters to everyone living with diabetes.
Robo-doctors? How new technologies might change the way you meet with your health care provider.
Twitter summary: FDA grants “tentative approval” to Lilly/BI’s Basaglar – new insulin option will be an alternative to Lantus in future On August 18, Eli Lilly and...
Kerri Sparling ( ) discusses CGM in the Cloud, explaining what it is and how it works. Sparling writes about its benefits and drawbacks that are leading...
Twitter Summary: At #CES2015, @DrPhil discusses the DoctorOnDemand app - gives access to physicians + psychologists in under 2 min. for $50 or less! At the Consumer...
Where can you get one? Design, features, and prices explained.
Snap pumpers can transition to other pump companies at low cost – find out details here.
How fast are insulin prices actually rising? Why might this be happening, and what is the impact on patients with varying levels of health care coverage?
Plus, why this drug may also be heart healthy.
What efforts are currently being done to support CGM access?
Enrollment period now open until January 31 – our guide to navigating the complex world of health insurance.
What to do if you have United insurance.
Understanding the UnitedHealthcare/Medtronic partnership in the context of the Affordable Care Act.
A standing ovation for Dr. Margaret Powers at ADA last month r Dr. Margaret Powers at ADA last month.