People with Type 1 Spend More on Supplies Than on Insulin

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But a new financial study looking at the broader costs of type 1 diabetes calls into question how effective such measures will truly be in reducing the financial burden of living with this disease. The research from Michigan Medicine, which was published in JAMA last month, looked at the diabetes-related out-of-pocket costs of over 65,000 American type 1 patients, ages 1 to 64, who were enrolled in private insurance. The Importance of Affordable Diabetes Supplies.

United Healthcare Reverses Course to Cover Tandem Pumps

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This change affects individual and group payer plans as well as Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. Prior to this, United Healthcare had an exclusive coverage contract with Medtronic that limited consumer choice to just one brand of insulin pump, a move that was highly criticized within the diabetes community. Medtronic, one of three main insulin pump manufacturers, would secure a huge chunk of the diabetes market because only their pumps would be available to UHC customers.