JDRF is calling on insurance companies to provide these three things that will help people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) control the disease: Affordability, choice, and coverage. Make your own voice heard and tell insurance companies to provide coverage that works for people with type 1 diabetes.
Fight for better coverage
More choice makes it easier for people with chronic conditions to manage their disease which helps avoid emergency room visits and complications, keeps people healthy and productive — and reduces overall healthcare costs.
Why it matters
For the 1.25 million people with T1D, being able to choose and afford the tools they need to control their disease is critical to survival. So is health coverage, and insurers have a responsibility to help. But right now, the ability to control T1D is at risk. It’s becoming harder and more expensive. Costs for insulin and diabetes management tools have soared and show no signs of stopping. To make matters worse, insurers have taken steps that limits patient choice and the coverage of some life-saving technology.