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  1. As Frustrations Mount, T1D Exchange Tackles Problems in Diabetes Care

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    It is clear that many people living with or loving someone with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are frustrated — not only with the challenges of managing their diabetes day-to-day, but also with insurance coverage and costs, access to high quality medical care and compassionate support by their care team. In 2014, the American Diabetes Association […]

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  1. T1D Exchange Joins Patient Groups’ Health Care Letter

      T1D Exchange is pleased to partner with 72 organizations that advocate on behalf of people with chronic, serious, and life-threatening diseases such as type 1 diabetes (T1D) to educate the incoming administration and Congress on the unique health insurance needs of our community. On December 14, 2016, we sent a letter to President-elect Trump […]

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  2. On the Move: Three Ways to Ensure Quality Care When Changing Providers

    Doctor Taking Senior Female Patient's Blood Pressure

    Your Diabetes may vary – this is a phrase that has been etched into my day-to-day routine as well as any diabetes advice I can recall in the last 3+ years living type 1 diabetes (T1D). It rings true in many ways, as everyone has different devices, therapies, ratios used for dosing insulin — the […]

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  1. The Diabetes Educator: Your Ally in T1D Management

    My summer used to consist of 10 weeks at diabetes camp — theme days, cafeteria food, and 2 a.m. finger pricks galore. As I moved into the professional world, my summers still revolve around diabetes, but in a much different way. In just a few days, the Glu team takes off again for our third […]

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  2. Tell Us about Your Type 1 Diagnosis

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    One of the most emotional types of news stories that circulate the diabetes online community is about misdiagnosis. Parents bring a child to the emergency room and are told it’s likely the flu. Later, the child returns to the hospital in DKA. Or an adult who is showing symptoms is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes […]

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  3. Breaking News: UnitedHealthcare Designates Medtronic as Preferred Pump Provider


    UnitedHealthcare has announced that effective July 1, 2016, Medtronic will be the preferred in-network provider of insulin pumps.  While we are working hard to confirm the facts, initial reports state that this coverage will not affect patients under 18 years old or members of UnitedHealthcare Sierra Health and Life Commercial or Medicare Advantage.  Additionally, reports […]

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  4. Medical Journal Finds Medicare’s Competitive Bidding Program Harming Beneficiaries

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      In January 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services (CMS) launched its competitive bidding program in nine “test” markets. The intent of the program is to save money on healthcare equipment and supplies, including diabetes testing supplies, provided by mail-order distributors. Although CMS continues to report that the program has reduced costs and […]

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  5. What’s the Big Deal about Data?

    In recent years, there has been a lot of progress in devices and apps for managing diabetes. The race to enhance wearable technology and devices is happening at a rapid pace, and will benefit patients and healthcare providers alike with the ability to integrate data and share it more easily. According to Dr. David Agus, […]

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