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Guest Post: Victor Walsh on Competitive Bidding

victor-a-walshDPAC shares stories about access and the issues patients have encountered in getting the diabetes supplies, medications, and services they need. Dr. Victor Walsh, Ph.D and PWD (person with diabetes),  gives his thoughts and comments about the Medicare Competitive Bidding program for diabetes […]

We Deserve Answers from Medicare.

As people impacted by diabetes living in the United States, we know that any disruption in accessing our supplies can be catastrophic. Many individuals fight to get the supplies, medications, and services they need to stay healthy with diabetes.

We need to tell Congress that we need answers […]

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!

Join us on Friday, October 7 at 12pm Eastern as we learn […]

To Full House


The Energy & Commerce Committee “Ordered to be Reported” H.R. 1192 – The National screen-shot-2016-09-22-at-11-33-37-amDiabetes Clinical Care Commission Act. Reported means sent to the full house for a […]

This Just In: Diabetes Coordination Bill “Marked Up”


The Health subcommittee of the Energy & Commerce Committee took key steps this screen-shot-2016-09-14-at-1-10-53-pmweek on  H.R.1192 – The National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act. They marked it […]

Ask An Expert: Access Matters – Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE


If you’re frustrated with what’s going on with insurers and finding access to the tools, medications, and services you need to stay healthy with diabetes, play back this DPAC Ask An Expert with Gary Scheiner.

Gary Scheiner, MS, CDE (and PWD)

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Help ADA Define 2017 Their Legislative & Regulatory Priorities

I do all advocacy actions that come my way: ADA’s, JDRF’s, and of course, DPAC District DaysDPAC’s. Every advocacy action helps us all, and all good ideas help.

ADA is looking to 2017 and has a survey to help focus their advocacy priorities. We […]

Do They Think We’re Dumb?

I’ve jumped through hoops of fire (or so it feels) to manage the insurance side of my diabetes. After thirty-three years of Type 1 diabetes, I sadly understand that I have to be vigilant and, at times, downright aggressive in demanding the […]

Anthem Responds to #DiabetesAccessMatters

media300x300actA DPAC Insider shared that Anthem, one of the companies receiving emails about the importance of access to prescribed diabetes treatments, has responded.

Dr. John S. Yao, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P, the Staff VP Medical Policy Development, Office of Medical Policy […]

Sharing Your Story

Storytelling is an important advocacy tool. You and your experience with diabetes are unique. Personal stories are far more memorable than statistics. They connect in an easily to understand,  human way. Watch any political speech; they are full of stories to make policy points. We should too.