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  1. Medicare and CGM Coverage: A New Landscape

    Background: Medicare was virtually the last large insurer not to cover CGM The type 1 diabetes community achieved a long sought and hard fought victory on January 12, 2017, when the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it would cover Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM). This came after a decision from the Food […]

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  1. The Eternal Optimist: Seeing Diabetes through a New Lens

    Laughter in the lunch line. Running in the halls. Hugs all around. This is the essence of Friends for Life, the annual family-centric conference hosted by Children with Diabetes (CWD) every summer in Orlando, Florida. One cannot attend Friends for Life without feeling the powerful embrace of others who live just like you. The colored […]

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  2. The ONE thing We Wish We Didn’t Have To Ask

    When the type 1 community comes together, we’re louder, stronger and more powerful.  T1D Exchange is a unique nonprofit that combines our collective voices to demand better treatments and better care. This week, we are highlighting the various ways in which our community has made a difference…Together One. “What is the One Thing We wish […]

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  3. Together We’re Fighting On Behalf of the T1D Community

    When the type 1 community comes together, we’re louder, stronger and more powerful.  T1D Exchange is a unique nonprofit that combines our collective voices to demand better treatments and better care. This week, we are highlighting the various ways in which our community has made a difference…Together One. “I’ve felt so lonely for all these […]

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  1. Together One: Fighting for Affordable Care

    When the type 1 community comes together, we’re louder, stronger and more powerful. T1D Exchange is a unique nonprofit that combines our collective voices to demand better treatments and better care. This week, we are highlighting the various ways in which our community has made a difference…Together One. In early 2017, with a new administration […]

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  2. 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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  3. A Glu Milestone Pushes T1D Exchange Research Forward

    Here at T1D Exchange, we are pleased to announce our online patient community Glu has reached a milestone! The number of registered community users reached (and has already passed) 20,000! 20,000 individuals personally touched by type 1 diabetes makes a big difference in our work to improve outcomes and accelerate research. Here’s a glimpse of […]

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  4. T1D Voices Mattered!

    Last week, we asked you to let your Congressional representatives know that people with type 1 diabetes deserve affordable healthcare. More than 1,000 people responded to our request and told Congress that any new healthcare legislation must ensure those with pre-existing conditions have continuing protections and affordable access. Your inspiring stories were heard! The House […]

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  5. 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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  6. 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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