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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.

What's new

co-pay accumulator adjustment

Our deep dive into coupon policies that may affect how much you pay for prescriptions – updated for 2020 Continue Reading »

Humalog price cut

Called “Insulin Lispro,” the generic version of Humalog may benefit those paying cash or with high-deductible health plans Continue Reading »

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 app to automate basal insulin delivery Continue Reading »

insulin savings Sanofi VALyou

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-acting Apidra in addition to Lantus and Admelog Continue Reading »

Medicare CGM diabetes

FreeStyle Libre 14-Day Now Available, G6 ships to Medicare users in early 2019 Continue Reading »

Sanofi insulin savings card

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 price Continue Reading »

Fresh Food Farmacy Geisinger

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 Continue Reading »


Acclaimed author James S. Hirsch on his encounter with a broken healthcare system while trying to obtain FreeStyle Libre for his teenage son Continue Reading »