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 attended American University’s Washington College of Law, where she was a lead attorney in the Disability Rights Law Clinic, […]

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.

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 […]