In early 2019, AADE will be releasing an advocacy toolkit called “Empowering People with Diabetes: Addressing Non-Medical Switching.” This toolkit, sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will contain resources including tip sheets, infographics, advocacy information, and other documents that diabetes educators can use to help educate and empower people with diabetes to stay on their prescribed medications when faced with non-medical switching. Diabetes educators can play a powerful role in advocating for people with diabetes and making individuals aware of the options they have in appealing insurer decisions regarding non-medical switching.
Diabetes educators look to AADE to provide the necessary tools and resources so that they can assist their patients in these advocacy efforts. You asked, and we listened! We hope this toolkit serves as that important patient advocacy tool. Stay tuned to the AADE website and your inbox (if you're an AADE member).