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 […]

The Dangers of Associated Health Plans – and What You Can Do

Associated Health Plans

Remember the days before the Affordable Care Act?

Remember paying more than your neighbor for the same insurance coverage solely because you have diabetes?

Remember worrying that you might reach your insurance’s lifetime limit on coverage?

Well, those worries […]

Congress Asks: Why Can’t Seniors Have Accurate BG Meters?

Trusted versus Unknown

If you had a choice between using a trusted blood glucose meter that you know is accurate and one that you had never used before (and never heard of before) that you don’t know is accurate, which would you […]

2017 Year in Review

With the start of 2018 coming very soon, DPAC would like to take a look back at all we accomplished in 2017 with the help of our amazing advocates!

This year, DPAC advocates supported public policy initiatives to improve the health of people […]

Announcing our DPAC 2018 Board of Directors!

DPAC is proud to announce our Board of Directors for 2018!

We are honored to have dynamic individuals from diverse career backgrounds who all share a passion to help the diabetes community.

Bruce Taylor, Chair

Mr. Taylor is a healthcare veteran with more than 35 years of experience in senior […]

Top 5 Takeaways from the Health Subcommittee Hearing on Drug Pricing

We know that not everyone can spend three hours of their day watching Congressional hearings, so DPAC did in order to bring you the key takeaways. Here are our top 5, in no particular order:

1. Insulin was a hot topic – it came up early and relatively often, both […]

Watch with Us: Congress Hears from Patients about Affordable Drug Pricing

This week, both the House and Senate will tackle the issue of drug pricing- and they’ll be hearing from patients. In a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on Wednesday morning at 10am, officials will hear testimony on […]

Children with Diabetes May Lose CHIP Coverage


Click HERE to send a letter telling Congress to protect children with diabetes and fund CHIP!

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, provides health insurance for 8.9 million children from working families who […]

Tell Your Senators to Save the Individual Mandate!

What is the individual mandate?

The Senate is poised to vote on the tax bill (H.R. 1: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) in the beginning of December. The bill includes a repeal of the individual mandate from the Affordable Care Act, which […]

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 an attorney living and working near Washington, D.C. She attended American University’s Washington College of Law, […]