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

    protect medicaid diabetes children

    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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  2. Art for all Seasons: A Year in the Life with T1D Exchange

      As we look to a brighter future for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), their families, and those who care for them, we often seek inspiration from the T1D community. We recently curated images from several artists who live with type 1 diabetes to create a 2017 desk calendar, entitled “A Year in […]

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

    Affordable Health Care ACA Diabetes T1D

    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 Data Shows Patients Want Choice in Devices and Therapies

    hand holding an insuline pump

      The recent news that UnitedHealthcare has chosen Medtronic as its preferred insulin pump provider has elicited a strong reaction from type 1 diabetes stakeholders, including patients, advocates, businesses and organizations. We applaud these efforts to collectively demonstrate how this business decision will impact diabetes patients and the overall health care system, and offer our […]

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  4. Nancy Jones and Dana Ball: T1D Champions for Us All


    Dana Ball to be awarded the Nancy Jones Diabetes Champion Award Nancy Jones raised a T1D son before the world of social media—a time when it wasn’t easy to find and connect with other parents of children with T1D. But that didn’t stop Nancy. She found other mothers, connected with them, and built a social […]

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  5. Everybody Has Something

    Caroline Carter

      Over the past couple of weeks, I have been working with Caroline Carter, a local teen in my community living with type 1 diabetes, to share her story on Glu.  Caroline caught my attention because unlike so many kids her age living with diabetes and hiding it from her peers, Caroline is different. As […]

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