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Welcome to DPAC’s New Community and Policy Manager!

Introducing our newest DPAC employee! Leyla Mansour-Cole will be stepping into the role of Community and Policy Manager starting this week.

Leyla is a juris doctor waiting on her lawyer swearing-in ceremony living and working near Washington, D.C. She […]

Medicare, Dexcom G5, & Smartphone Access: Who’s to Blame and What Can We Do?

Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is life-saving technology for people with diabetes. The ability to view glucose trending data and set alarms to prevent dangerous high and low blood glucose levels has changed the way many of us manage our diabetes.

Replay: Diabetes & Commercial Insurance – Ask An Expert: Dr. Edmund Pezalla, MD, MPH

ejp-photo-nov20131Insurance is complex and diabetes is a complex disease to manage; trying to navigate commercial health plans for the best options can be even more complex with diabetes!

Last year in October, we held a very popular online presentation with Dr. […]

What’s The Latest on The Hill for Diabetes Healthcare?

The Senate has until September 30, 2017 to decide on the latest round of repeals and replacements of the Affordable Care Act. Over the past several months, plans have been floated that would have caused our diabetes community (and anyone […]

CALIFORNIA ACT NOW: Tell Gov. Brown to Support and Sign AB 447

AB 447 would authorize Medi-CAL to cover continuous glucose monitors (CGM) as ‘medically necessary’ and end the disparity of access compared to all major private health plans in California that offer CGM.

Every major commercial health plan in California […]

Trusted Blood Glucose Meters and Medicare’s CBP: Let’s Fix This

The Medicare system can be a whole new world for people with diabetes. Lots of changes, but some things should not change: the blood glucose meter that your medical professional recommends to you and one that you know how to use – and trust.

The CEO of DPAC, Christel Marchand […]

Why is Medicare Paying For Failed Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems?



Let’s cut to the chase, shall we? 

A few years ago, Medicare, in an effort to save money, decided to roll out a nationwide mail order program for diabetes blood glucose testing supplies. DPAC has been providing data and […]

DPAC Statement on Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA)

As the patient voice for 29.1 million American families impacted by diabetes, the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) strongly opposes the Senate’s healthcare bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). We stand with many other organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart […]

#Coverage2Control with JDRF


DPAC stands with JDRF as it launches its latest advocacy campaign #Coverage2Control, aimed at insurers.

Much like DPAC’s #diabetesaccessmatters campaign from last summer, the person with diabetes is the most important voice in the campaign. We are the ones […]

Congress has Cliques When It Comes to Healthcare

Cliques in Congress

Just like any large organization, you’ll find different factions in Congress that stick together on particular issues or ideology – and regardless of what you call them, they’re cliques. While some are obvious: Republicans and Democratic parties, others are less so, but still play an important part […]