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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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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 »

$99 Cash Card Program provides 3000-3800 units of any combination of Novo Nordisk analog insulins in vials or pens. NovoLog authorized generics are available at half price. Immediate supply of insulin for emergencies Continue Reading »

Low-cost monthly subscription services from mySugr, One Drop, DarioHealth, and Livongo Continue Reading »

How to find out if your insurance will cover medical care from different healthcare professionals Continue Reading »