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 […]

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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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 […]

They Are Not Waiting. Neither Should We.

Can the Diabetes Community respond to FDA’s Challenge?

FDA is holding a hearing on July 21 to consider a labeling change application by Dexcom for  the Dexcom G5®. This panel will not wait for patient voices; they will vote on the 21st with or

Guest Post: Chris Clement on Why #DiabetesAccessMatters

We will be sharing stories about access and the issues patients have encountered in getting the diabetes supplies, medications, and services they need. Chris Clement of Diabetic Ink,  gives his thoughts and comments about access and technology by sharing his story.


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Guest Post: Richard Vaughn on Why #DiabetesAccessMatters

We will be sharing stories about access and the issues patients have encountered in getting the diabetes supplies, medications, and services they need. Richard Vaughn of Richard’s Rambling Reviews,  gives his thoughts and comments about access by sharing his story.


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Guest Post: Laddie Lindahl on #DiabetesAccessMatters

We will be sharing stories about access and the issues patients have encountered in getting the diabetes supplies, medications, and services they need. Laddie Lindhal of TestGuess and Go,  gives her thoughts and comments about access by sharing her story.


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#DiabetesAccessMatters – Your Access Stories Matter

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Diabetes is complex.

Access shouldn’t be.

Access to the appropriate care is critical to living successfully with diabetes. The best practice is individualized diabetes care programs, so what is appropriate may vary too. Our community’s stories reflect this.

We asked people with diabetes […]