How can you get involved? Where should you start? How can you help yourself and/or others? There are many ways you can get involved as a Diabetic yourself, or show support for your fellow Diabetics out there, some without even leaving the comfort of your couch! Check out the descriptions below of many different organizations making a difference in Diabetes care, management, and research, then simply click the photos to be directed to their websites to explore more!
The American Diabetes Association, ADA for short, is a United States-based nonprofit that seeks to educate the public about Diabetes and to help those affected by it through funding research to manage, cure and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes). You can visit their website to find more information of fundraising opportunities, information about Diabetes, guides on how to care for and live with Diabetes, and so much more like healthy living and eating, recipes, and so many more references for yourself or someone you know affected by Diabetes.
JDRF is another nonprofit organization that funds type 1 diabetes research, provides many community and activist services to the Type One Diabetes community. They work to provide up to date research happening within the Diabetes world, as well as provide an abundance of resources for anyone struggling with Type One Diabetes. JDRF offers fundraisers throughout the year, as well as a great platform to creat your own fundraiser and bring your ideas to life!
Caring.com’s new Guide to Senior Diabetes care provides information for seniors with diabetes and their caregivers on the risk factors associated with diabetes, senior living communities that provide diabetes management services, and financial resources. Click the heading to be redirected to their website!
An easy to understand guide about Medicare Coverage for Diabetes. This free resource highlights covered diabetes services, supplies and insulin and common FAQs
This bill places a flat cap on the out-of-pocket contribution for any covered person prescribed insulin, an epinephrine auto-injector device, or a prescription asthma inhaler across insurance providers. Coverage for these items may not be subject to any deductible, and copayments or coinsurance are capped at $35 per 30-day supply of insulin, $25 for epinephrine auto-injector devices per 30-day supply, and $50 for prescription asthma inhalers per 30-day supply.
These coverage standards apply to individual or group hospital service corporations, medical service corporations, and health service corporations as well as individual and group health insurance policies and health maintenance organizations. Additionally, the bill extends these coverage standards to individual and small employer health benefits plans and require that the State Health Benefits Commission and the School Employee’s Health Benefits Commission ensure that their contracts comply with the coverage standards.