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  1. Diabetes Educators: Your Allies in T1D Management

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    You probably met with a diabetes educator when you (or your child) were first diagnosed, learning what you needed to know about type 1 diabetes and how to live well with this brand new condition. Your educator may have worked with you to develop a daily diabetes management plan, teaching you about taking insulin and […]

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  1. For Some Providers, Patient Burden is a Top Focus

    A recent blog post by Riva Greenberg made its way through the DOC (diabetes online community) last week, creating a vibrant conversation between people with type 1 diabetes and patient advocates. The post was in response to a quote by Victor Montori, M.D., who made claims about health care providers ignoring the “work of being […]

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  2. CMS Announces CGM Coverage for Medicare Patients; T1D Exchange Data Supported Decision

    The diabetes community is rejoicing over today’s announcement that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have published new criteria for covering the Dexcom G5 Mobile CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) system for all people with diabetes on intensive insulin therapy. This decision comes after years of hard work, rigorous studies and advocacy by many […]

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  3. T1D Exchange Calls on Congress to Protect Medicaid; Asks Glu Users to ACT NOW!

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    T1D Exchange has once again partnered with 87 other organizations calling on Congress to take a hard look at the likely significant and life-threatening consequences of the American Health Care Act (ACHA) on millions of patients. The organizations represent Americans with complex health needs who rely on Medicaid for access to care, prevention and treatment. […]

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  1. Act Now to Protect Affordable Healthcare for People with Type 1 Diabetes

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    Ensure pre-existing condition protections are included in any changes to the Federal Healthcare Act   The 115th Congress and the Trump Administration has made repealing the Affordable Care Act a top priority. For an estimated 3 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and millions of other patients, both children and adults, this would be […]

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. On the Move: Three Ways to Ensure Quality Care When Changing Providers

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    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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