Skip to main content

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

Continuous glucose monitoring coverage varies widely by state Medicaid program – check out our guide on who's covered and where Continue Reading »

Under the 2020 health plan, Walmart employees get an incredible network of high-quality healthcare professionals. Ask your boss if this type of investment in employee health can be mirrored in your company. Continue Reading »

The Medicaid expansion provided health insurance coverage to millions of Americans. Learn more about the positive impact of the program and how it supports public health. Continue Reading »

Mail-order pharmacies operate through your health insurance plan and can be cheaper and more convenient than getting your medications from a local pharmacy; learn about the advantages and disadvantages of this option Continue Reading »

A prescription discount card can be used to reduce out-of-pocket costs of diabetes medications Continue Reading »

The Medicine Assistance Tool (MAT) is a search engine to help find patient assistance resources for your medications Continue Reading »

Beginning in 2020, nation-wide Cigna (and Express Scripts) and three Minnesota insurance companies (Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Medica, and UCare) will cap total monthly insulin payments for some health plans. The state of Colorado is also limiting monthly insulin costs for residents Continue Reading »

A rarely used benefit: Medicare covers up to three hours of personal nutrition counseling for people with diabetes and/or kidney disease after healthcare professional referral Continue Reading »