Children with diabetes face a lifetime of challenges. However, if insurers continue to exclude more and more diabetes-related medications and supplies from coverage, children with diabetes and their families could be saddled with a lifetime of exorbitant out-of-pocket costs as well.
This guide was developed in cooperation with the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition, JDRF, and the diaTribe Foundation, and is made available free of charge thanks to financial support from Sanofi.
In short, healthcare insurers – not healthcare professionals – are making critical decisions about which medications and medical devices will be made available.
Many people look forward to the newness of the New Year. January 1 is the day to start resolutions, reset goals, and make hopeful plans. It shouldn’t mean starting a new medicine, especially for patients who are stable and satisfied with the regimen they have. But that is exactly what the New Year ushers in for some men and women with diabetes.