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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.

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Melissa Akers, who helps lead a fruit and vegetable voucher program for people without consistent access to healthy food, shares with us the impact of COVID-19 on food insecurity, what food assistance programs are doing to help, and where we can still feel hopeful Continue Reading »

Survey data shows the devastating economic and health effects of COVID-19 on the diabetes community Continue Reading »

ADA’s #HealthEquityNow focuses on ensuring that all people with diabetes have the right to health, quality care, and medical resources; the Health Equity Bill of Rights lays out ten basic rights for people with diabetes or prediabetes Continue Reading »

COVID testing in San Francisco revealed striking inequalities in workplace safety; many people can't work from home during the pandemic. We collaborated with Beyond Type 1 to discuss the challenges facing people with diabetes as they return to work Continue Reading »

Enroll in Level2 to get a CGM, a Fitbit activity tracker, and easily accessible virtual health coaching; the program is designed to help people achieve type 2 diabetes remission Continue Reading »

Michael Hattori – a nurse, diabetes educator, and person with diabetes – explains the health complications associated with type 2 diabetes, how to prevent them, and what to ask your healthcare team Continue Reading »

Cost can sometimes be a barrier to proper eye care, but a variety of programs offer free or low-cost eye exams and other resources. Are you eligible?  Continue Reading »

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