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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.

How to get cheaper drugs, find discount programs, get free care in clinical trials, and more
One Drop Premium and Bluetooth-enabled Chrome meter available in US and EU, as well as 24/7 in-app support
CGMs with an insulin-dosing claim, like Dexcom’s G5, finally have a path to Medicare reimbursement; possible coverage in 2018 or earlier
How one court ruling may reverse Medicare’s policy denying coverage of most CGMs
Lilly announces new program, in partnership with Express Scripts, to provide insulin directly to people with diabetes and high out of pocket drug expenses
Cash-pay strips with good accuracy and co-pay programs to save money
People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes on intensive insulin therapy can qualify. A major win for the diabetes community following years of patient advocacy!
New Livongo Family Care Plan available without a prescription or insurance
Express Scripts recently announced the launch of Inside Rx, a discount prescription program with savings ranging from 16% to nearly 80% for insulin and other diabetes...
Admelog is Sanofi’s version of Humalog (insulin lispro). New prescription savings card is for both Admelog and Lantus for people who would otherwise need to pay full...
Acclaimed author James S. Hirsch on his encounter with a broken healthcare system while trying to obtain FreeStyle Libre for his teenage son
Geisinger’s Fresh Food Farmacy provides a “prescription” for healthy food to people with type 2 diabetes who are food insecure; plus, a Q&A with Geisinger
FreeStyle Libre 14-Day Now Available, G6 ships to Medicare users in early 2019
The VALyou program, designed to help people paying full-price for insulin not eligible for other patient assistance programs, now includes basal insulin Toujeo and rapid...
Read about Kelly’s better quality of life on Loop, as well as the difficulties that ultimately ended her Looping experience; part 2 of a series on a hybrid-closed-loop...
Called “Insulin Lispro,” the generic version of Humalog may benefit those paying cash or with high-deductible health plans
Sanofi covers all insulins under this program, including Toujeo, Lantus, Admelog, Apidra.
Companion Medical's InPen is now available in 60,000 retail pharmacies across the United States
Did your insurance or pharmacy switch your medication, without your medical professional knowing? This is called non-medical switching. Learn what you can do about it
These new rules will save both consumers and health plan providers thousands of dollars a year through pre-deductible coverage of chronic condition treatments

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