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CGMs provide information that you can use to improve your blood glucose. If you don't currently use a CGM, your healthcare team can offer you a “professional” CGM to use for a week or two so that you can see how to increase your Time in Range. Read more about what a professional CGM is and if it could be right for you. Continue Reading »

Civica, a nonprofit pharmaceutical company, announced plans to make generic insulin available for $30 per vial or $55 for five prefilled pens, regardless of insurance status. Continue Reading »

US pharmaceutical companies and insulin manufacturers react to proposed legislation that would cap insulin costs and prevent significant rises in the costs of prescription drugs. Continue Reading »

As we approach the new year, we want to remind you that if you've met your annual health insurance deductible or are close to meeting it, do not forget to order any diabetes supplies you need before your deductible resets on January 1 (in the US). Continue Reading »

A compromise reached among Congress and the Biden-Harris Administration would add a drug pricing plan to the Build Back Better Act that includes an insulin copay cap, a cap on annual out-of-pocket prescription drug costs, a rule allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug costs, and a drug inflation tax penalty. If passed, the proposed plan could improve access to diabetes care for millions. Continue Reading »

​After a visit to your doctor, you probably received a document from your insurer called an explanation of benefits (EOB). You can often identify this document because it will say, “This is not a bill,” on the envelope. Your EOB explains what your insurance is paying for, and it could help you catch billing mistakes made by your medical provider.  Continue Reading »

Quality measures are tools to evaluate the effectiveness and quality of healthcare. Measures such as A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol are used to understand health at the population level to ensure people with diabetes are getting the best care possible. At The diaTribe Foundation, we believe that Time in Range would be a valuable addition to the quality measures for diabetes care. Continue Reading »

Navigating health insurance can be tricky. We’ve compiled a list of the most common terms you might come across to minimize any confusion in the terminology.

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