Make your voice heard
Giving people with diabetes control over their choices and their healthcare expenses is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the smart thing.Write your insurer
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.