Election Countdown: Hello, CGM Bill? We’re Keeping Score.

For those of us keeping score about the CGM Bill in Congress at home…

Wait, why bother keeping score at home when you can easily do so at DPAC’s website?

Here’s where we are sitting with the Medicare CGM Access Act […]

Election Countdown: Every Diabetes Vote Matters

Every. Diabetes. Vote. Matters.

Over the next week, we’ll be asking you to remind our politicians that diabetes doesn’t get voted down, lost in subcommittees, or shelved until a new administration comes in. Our families and friends and employees live with diabetes […]

Guest Post: A DME Owner’s Perspective on Competitive Bidding

sam-headAs the owner of a durable medical equipment company, pharmacy and the parent of a Type 1 diabetic child, I participated in Medicare’s competitive bid program and watched closely as Medicare decimated the reimbursement amounts for diabetes supplies.

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 […]

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)

DPAC_AAE Gary Replay

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 […]

Lexicon for Diabetes Policy Advocacy


Diabetes Policy Advocacy Lexicon

Who has time to learn all the definitions of governmental advocacy? We do and so do you! With this simple lexicon, we’re sharing what you need to know to take action today!

Act: Legislation that is proposed that is comprised of many components. A few diabetes […]