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 […]

Diabetes Community Survey Shows Drug Costs Still Ranks Highest Access Concern

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Beyond Type 1 Team In early 2021, Beyond Type 1’s advocacy division surveyed almost two thousand people living with or caring for someone with diabetes to determine key healthcare access issues faced by members of the Beyond Type 1 community throughout 2020. While […]

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 […]

$35 Insulin on Medicare Pilot: Is This the Beginning of Affordable Insulin for All?

On Tuesday, President Trump held a press conference announcing a new pilot program for seniors on Medicare that would cap the monthly co-payments of insulin to $35. The announcement was attended by senior executives of two main insulin manufacturers, Eli Lilly and Novo Nordisk, and staff from the American Diabetes Association, as well as the […]

How to Navigate Unemployment with Diabetes During the COVID-19 Crisis

The US economy is in a tailspin from COVID-19. Unemployment claims across the nation are up to record highs, with 6.6 million Americans filing claims just last week. Job losses across the service sector are particularly hard hit, as state-wide “stay at home” orders go into place closing anything from bars, shops, restaurants, and coffee […]

Ways to Save Money on Diabetes Expenses

Diabetes is an expensive disease. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), diabetes is the costliest disease in the United States. In 2017 alone, over $327 billion dollars was spent on people with diabetes and their needs, and that number has only increased since, as prevalence and incidence of the disease have […]

How Does Medicare Cover Diabetes in 2019?

By Danielle Kunkle In simple terms, diabetes is a condition that causes your blood to have high quantities of sugar. This happens because the natural insulin that your body produces is lacking in quantity or otherwise unable to turn the glucose into energy as it should. Diabetes can affect all age groups, but 25% of […]