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December 2, 2020Insurance
What a wild ride this year has been. It’s hard to believe we are already nearing the end. We all know what that means; it’s time to go shopping! No not the fun holiday shopping you’re thinking of. This shopping trip is for insurance. It’s scary; I get it. I’ve often felt like the mental strain of… Read more
November 17, 2020Insurance
In a nation where healthcare and drug costs have ballooned, little progress towards long-term political solutions have been made. Therefore, companies like Eli Lilly and Company are introducing financial assistance programs that aim to preserve and protect patient communities in the interim. With… Read more
April 21, 2020Advocacy and Student Rights, Insurance
Emma: What encouraged Insulet to launch Advocacy for Access? Teresa Miller: One of the things that can be overwhelming for people with they are denied access to a pump (or other diabetes technology) is the advocacy process. We launched advocacyforaccess.com to make that process simpler and less… Read more
November 25, 2019Insurance
Editor's note: Want to learn more about insurance and T1D? Read our newest resource. Since I was diagnosed with T1D in 2002, I’ve moved five times across three states and switched insurance seven times. Needless to say, I know a thing or two about changing insurance and navigating new benefits.… Read more
October 23, 2019Insurance
Editor's note: Want to learn more about insurance and T1D? Read our newest resource. As soon as I got the call from College Diabetes Network telling me that I had been selected for the position of Program Assistant in April 2019, my first response was, of course, yes! I’m so excited!   After I… Read more
October 23, 2019Insurance
Editor's note: Want to learn more about insurance and T1D? Read our newest resource. Don’t get me wrong, turning 26 was exciting. I was starting med school full time and moving to New York City - but when you have a chronic health condition, turning 26 is also the dreaded age that you get kicked… Read more
October 22, 2019Insurance
Editor's note: Want to learn more about insurance and T1D? Read our newest resource. For non-diabetics, a huge milestone on the path to adulthood is calling to make your own doctor’s appointment. For type 1 diabetics, that milestone is calling your health insurance company to battle for coverage… Read more