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College Diabetes Network Connects a New Generation of Activists!

Most diabetes advocates are inspired by their involvement in the diabetes community, and many young adults get their start in the diabetes community through amazing support organizations like the College Diabetes Network.

The College Diabetes Network, or CDN, was formed in 2009 […]

DPAC Statement on Meter Accuracy

Lack of FDA Post-Marketing Oversight on Meter Accuracy Puts Diabetes Patients’ Lives at Risk

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve […]

DPAC Statement on Non-Medical Switching

Patients with Diabetes MUST be Allowed to Continue with Medications, Technologies and Diabetes Treatment Programs that are Successfully Helping Them Manage Their Diabetes

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively […]

DPAC Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

DPAC Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance for Collaborative Efforts to Help People With Diabetes

The logo of the Diabetes Advocacy AllianceThe Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition announces it has joined the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, a coalition of over 20 members representing […]

A Patient’s Perspective on Non-Medical Switching

Who’s in charge- your doctor

or your insurance company?

These are strange times, when we have to think about insurance companies and medical suppliers like they’re our doctors.

No, they aren’t. But don’t tell the insurers and suppliers that tend to act this way.

Using strong-arm language like “not […]

DPAC Statement on Health Reform

Health Reform Principles to Protect Patients with Diabetes

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve the health of people with diabetes. […]

Forced Non-Medical Switching and Why It’s Hurting People with Diabetes

Forced Non-Medical Switching:

Practicing Medicine Without A License

Health insurers are forcing many people with diabetes to switch from their current medication to another for non-medical reasons. This practice is referred to as “forced non-medical switching”. As a result, many Americans with diabetes are […]

DPAC Statement on Medicare CBP

Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program Puts Diabetes Patients’ Lives at Risk

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve the health of people […]

DPAC Statement on Access

Patients with Diabetes MUST have Access to Affordable Medications, Technologies and Diabetes Management Care

 

DPAC’s Statement

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) is an alliance of people with diabetes, caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working collaboratively to promote and support public policy initiatives to improve […]

Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) Under Pressure

Most people get their insulin or other diabetes medication in one of two ways. Some buy their drugs directly from a pharmacy at list price (which can be extremely expensive). Most, however, will get their prescriptions paid for, at least […]