Resources for People Living with Diabetes
Advocate for and Obtain Affordable Insulin
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
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.
Type 1 Diabetes Health 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.
Young Adults and Caregivers: Know Your Rights
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, an online publication designed for people with diabetes but also very useful to diabetes educators, 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.
Clinical Trials Matching Tool
Get access to clinical trials that contribute to preventing and treating diabetes and its complications.
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.
Ideas for Managing Expenses
Roche Diabetes Care, makers of Accu-Chek®, joined with Alexa Von Tobel, founder and CEO of LearnVest.com, who offers her ideas for lowering diabetes costs. Listen in as she shares 3 tips for managing diabetes costs.
Helpline for People Seeking Solutions to Insulin Affordability
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.
Patient Assistance Program and Resources from Janssen:
10 Tips to Help Patients Afford Their Medications
A practical resource from the May 2017 issue of AADE in Practice, it provides suggestions for initiating a conversation and offers tips for ways people with diabetes can save on their medications.