INSURANCE + PATIENT ASSISTANCE
There are lots of tools needed to manage type 1 diabetes, and accessing them can be overwhelming. To help out, we’ve compiled a digestible list of some of our favorite organizations working tirelessly to help people living with type 1 diabetes with access to tools, education, and support to share with you.
- A premium is the amount of money charged by your insurance company for the plan you’ve chosen. Usually, the higher the plan’s premium, the lower the deductible.
- A co-pay is a fee that you pay when you receive healthcare services, such as visiting a doctor or picking up prescriptions
- A deductible is a set amount you have to pay every year toward your medical bills before your insurance company starts paying.
INSULIN AFFORDABILITY PROGRAMS
DIABETES TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Need help fast? Here are phone numbers to help with technical assistance for your insulin pumps and or continuous glucose monitors.
- ABBOTT DIABETES CARE: 1-855-632-8658
- DEXCOM: 1-888-738-3646
- INSULET: 1-800-591-3455
- MEDTRONIC: 1-800-646-4633
- TANDEM: 1-877-801-6901, OPTION 3
OTHER HELPFUL SITES
Going to college? The Diabetes Link is an organization for young adults by young adults that incorporate real-world lived experience in everything we do.
Recognized as a trusted source of information about type 1 diabetes on the web. CWD is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes and concentrates on helping you make confident and informed choices.
The Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) unites the worldwide diabetes camping community through leadership and education, as well as shares resources to advance programs that dramatically impact people’s lives.
Diabetes Mine is a Web 2.0 (Health 2.0) web log focuses on issues related to diabetes. Written by Amy Tenderich, DiabetesMine offers news, analysis, and opinions on issues that relate to the diabetes community. Readers can contribute to DiabetesMine by submitting their personal stories of diagnosis and the challenges of living with diabetes. In January 2015, DiabetesMine moved to a new home under Healthline.
BlueLoop is an easy way for children with diabetes (or other conditions) and their caregivers – parents, teachers, school personnel, doctors, etc. – to stay in touch with each other.
Diabetes Scholars is aimed at empowering success through education for people living with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Scholars offers scholarships for people with T1D entering college. Originally founded as the Diabetes Scholars Foundation in 2008, the goal was that – in this one small area of life – diabetes could be an advantage.
Risk screening for families of people with type 1 diabetes.
Risely brings together trusted coaches, educational classes, and a judgment-free T1D community, so you can meet your needs for long-term health, confidence, and freedom.
*Risely Health is a for profit company