How to Organize All Your Diabetes Supplies

Diabetes: there’s so much stuff! Overwhelmed with all the medication, devices, and supplies? You may need a little organization. A tiny home book library doesn’t have to be organized alphabetically because it’s small but your local library must use some organizational system to keep things straight, right? Well, for many with diabetes, all of the […]

Managing Diabetes With a High-Deductible Insurance Plan

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Ginger Vieira For a person with any type of diabetes, a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) isn’t usually a cost-saving option, although they are often touted as such. Instead, HDHPs are ideal for people with minimal healthcare needs including doctor’s appointments, medications, and medical […]

Want to Donate Your Unused Diabetes Supplies?

This content originally appeared on diaTribe. Republished with permission. By Eliza Skoler If you’ve got unused diabetes supplies that you no longer need, don’t throw them away! Here are several easy ways that you can donate your supplies to others. If you’ve recently switched to a new diabetes medication or device, you may have leftover diabetes […]

Can You Manage Diabetes Well Without Lots of Money?

If you live in a country like the United States, where the majority of health insurance is privatized and there is no strong social safety net, it can feel as though managing a chronic disease like diabetes requires nothing but lots of money. And it does. As of 2017, diabetes cost the United States a […]

How Do We Afford Our Insulin During an Economic Crisis?

COVID-19 has caused widespread panic across the globe, and that has quickly become apparent given the recent bear stock market, which hasn’t been seen since the Great Recession over a decade ago. You may have seen your IRAs and 401ks plummet in recent weeks because investors are scared. Some economists are predicting that the United […]

Surviving with Diabetes in Venezuela

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission.By Carmen Sosa Editor’s Note: Carmen Sosa lives in Venezuela with her daughter Sofia, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008. Carmen began working as a donor mother at the hospital where her daughter was being cared for and she is now the coordinator […]

How and Why People With Diabetes Stockpile Supplies

For people with diabetes, an interruption to insulin supply is quickly life-threatening. It’s also seriously problematic to endure a disruption in other diabetes necessities like glucose test strips or CGM (continuous glucose monitor) sensors or insulin pump cartridges. Many people with diabetes strive to have a small stockpile of back-up supplies because what do we do […]