Resources for People Living with Diabetes

Access & Affordability Resources

Tools for Healthcare Savings from AADE 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.

Resources for People Living with Diabetes

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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diaTribe Series on Access

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. 

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Ideas for Managing Expenses

Ideas for Diabetes Expenses Video

Roche Diabetes Care, makers of Accu-Chek®, joined with Alexa Von Tobel, founder and CEO of, who offers her ideas for lowering diabetes costs. Listen in as she shares 3 tips for managing diabetes costs.

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Patient Assistance Resources from Lilly

Insulin Affordability Solutions

While rejection from health plans is a common reason for not getting a therapy, about 40 to 50% of people are able to get rejections overturned.

This handy guide 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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10 Tips to Help Patients Afford Their Medications

10 Tips to Help Patients Afford Medications

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

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