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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


Omnipod will be available in pharmacies and covered under Medicare Part D. Coverage is expected to officially start next January, though formulary exceptions are possible in 2018.  Continue Reading »

Freestyle Libre

Available to people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes on intensive insulin therapy. Another continuous glucose sensor option for people over 65 is now covered, in addition to Dexcom G5! Continue Reading »

Patient assistance programs

If you meet certain income and insurance requirements, you may be eligible for assistance programs that offer free prescriptions – check to see if you qualify! Continue Reading »

Freestyle libre

Abbott’s no-calibration CGM available at pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens for a cash price ranging from about $36-$53/10-day sensor; get cost and prescription details here Continue Reading »


How one court ruling may reverse Medicare’s policy denying coverage of most CGMs Continue Reading »

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From enrolling in the four types of plans to what they cover, everything you need to know when making the switch to Medicare with diabetes Continue Reading »


How to get cheaper drugs, find discount programs, get free care in clinical trials, and more Continue Reading »

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Breaking down employer-based health insurance, employee health benefits, and employee rights for people with diabetes Continue Reading »