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Access & Affordability Resources

Tools for Healthcare Savings from ADCES and our Partners

Affordability Resources

Navigating your options as they relate to health care is not always easy. Even people with the most comprehensive plans often face challenges and barriers related to accessing and affording needed medications, devices and supplies.

Below are resources that will give you the tools and tips you need to be an effective advocate for yourself or your loved ones.

ADCES Affordability Resources


Find detailed information on manufacturer patient assistance programs, cost savings programs, discount cards and more. 

Resources for People Living with Diabetes

Advocate for and Obtain Affordable Insulin

Affordable Insulin Project

The Affordable Insulin Project offers tools, resources and data so that people impacted by rising healthcare costs can advocate for affordable access to this life essential drug. Includes a guide to help employers understand the benefits of offering affordable insulin in their plan benefits and resources to help those with no insurance or high deductible plans lessen their costs.

AACE Prescription Savings Directory

Prescription Savings Directory

Developed and updated by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), in partnership with the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), this online resource assists you with navigating endocrine/diabetes related patient drug assistance programs and resources.

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Type 1 Diabetes Health Insurance Guide

JDRF Insurance Guide

Developed and updated by JDRF, this online resource will help people living with type 1 diabetes navigate their insurance choices, understand their options and learn how to obtain prior authorizations and file exceptions and appeals.

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Young Adults and Caregivers: Know Your Rights

CDN Resources

The College Diabetes Network has created a series of booklets that help young adults and those going off to college manage their diabetes and understand their rights when it comes to access at school and at work. Also available is a companion guide for caregivers.

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diaTribe Series on Access

DiaTribe Series on Access

diaTribe, an online publication designed for people with diabetes but also very useful to diabetes care and education specialists, developed a series of articles that explain the whys and hows of insurance coverage, workplace benefits and Medicare, and offers practical tips on saving money on medications. 

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Clinical Trials Matching Tool

Get access to clinical trials that contribute to preventing and treating diabetes and its complications.


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Guide to Appealing Insurance Denials

This resource covers the appeals process for private and Medicare Part D insurance, what you need to submit an appeal and how your provider can help you through the process. It also provides an overview of insurance and your legal rights as it pertains to health care.  



Helpline for People Seeking Solutions to Insulin Affordability

Insulin Affordability Solutions

If you're having difficulty affording your insulin, you can talk with a Lilly representative about your personal circumstances and learn about options available to you. Call 833.808.1234 between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm (ET), Monday through Friday.  

Lilly also offers a handy guide that will give you an overview of insurance and health plans, help you understand your rights and walk you through the Medicare Part D and private insurance appeals process.

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Janssen CarePath

Janssen CarePath

Patient Assistance Program and Resources from Janssen:

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Patient Assistance Program & Resources for Gvoke


myGvoke™: Patient assistance and resources for Gvoke™ PFS (glucagon injection)

  • Gvoke Copay Card- Eligible commercially insured people may pay as little as $25 for the Gvoke Pre-Filled Syringe (PFS) through 12/31/20 with the Gvoke Copay Card. Offer not valid for prescriptions reimbursed under Medicaid, a Medicare drug benefit plan, TRICARE, or other federal or state health programs (such as medical assistance programs).
  • myGvoke also offers a Patient Assistance Program to help those who qualify get Gvoke PFS.
  • To learn more, go to or call 1-877-myGvoke (1-877-694-8653).

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10 Tips to Help Patients Afford Their Medications

10 Tips to Help Patients Afford Medications

A practical resource from the May 2017 issue of ADCES in Practice​, it provides suggestions for initiating a conversation and offers tips for ways people with diabetes can save on their medications.  

Reduce Insulin Out-of-Pocket Costs

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Personal circumstances and insurance plans vary so there’s no one-size-fits-all shortcut – but for those who are uninsured, under-insured or in a high deductible plan this document may help reduce out-of-pocket cost for insulin and other diabetes medicine and supplies.

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NovoCare® provides online resources to help you look up your insurance coverage and find financial assistance for Novo Nordisk medicines.

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