Type 1 Diabetes: Something Went Right With My Medication Refill!

You know the feeling when everything seems to be going wrong, and you are becoming more and more pessimistic by the second? I used to feel that way whenever I refilled my medications. I’d find myself bracing for the total and holding back tears when I thought about how much it costs to stay alive with my Type 1 diabetes. I found a good surprise

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Diabetes Health Type 1: Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot

North Carolina-born chef Sam Talbot first came to national attention when he placed third in the Season 2 run of Bravo’s Top Chef  TV competition. Sam, who has type 1 diabetes and wears a tubeless OmniPod insulin pump (and also will be blogging tips for managing diabetes at the patient blog Suite D), held the executive chef position at several New York City restaurants, including

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Diabetes Health In the News Podcast: Uninsured Rate at an All-Time Low

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Jan-12_-2017_-1_22_26-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadClick here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! The CDC has recently released information that the number of people in the U.S. without health insurance has reached a record low. For the first quarter of 2016, the uninsured rate decreased by 1.3 million down to only 8.6%. Despite this trend and the fact that more

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In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad

I always loved this picture of Kitty.  The microphone was always as symbolic as it was practical describing Kitty because if there was a person with a true voice in the diabetes community; it was Kitty Castellini.  Thousands of hours of broadcasts and tireless efforts in advocating for you, me, and all of us in the diabetes community. You can look around out there and read

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In the Trenches: Diabetes Dad

There are companies that serve the public with more feeling toward their stockholders than toward their patients. I have said time and time again; health insurance companies fit this bill more than any other company I know. I also believed that little could be done to fight these corporates giants–until recently. There was a two-year-old young lady who was denied by health insurance giant, Humana,

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: High Deductibles Send Under-insured Patients to Free Clinics

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/May-25_-2016_-6_28_10-AM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn the past, free clinics have been used to serve community members without insurance. Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act, this focus has started to shift, and these clinics are now being frequented by lower-income patients who have health insurance coverage but are forced to pay high co-pays and deductibles. Low-income patients with a deductible of $1,000

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Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle-Recent Research 2/8

This crossword puzzle was inspired by this week’s news and podcast reports. Play along with us to test your knowledge and comprehension on topics we post Monday-Friday. Please click the link below to download this week’s Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle: Diabetes Health Crossword Puzzle If you would like to sign up to receive a weekly puzzle, please email puzzle@diabeteshealth.com. In the subject area write “add me to

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Diabetes Health in the News Podcast: Mapping the Uninsured Shows Regional Patterns

https://media.blubrry.com/diabeteshealthpodcast/p/www.diabeteshealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Jan-24_-2016_-3_27_26-PM.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download  Click here to listen to today’s Diabetes Health in the News Podcast! The New York Times found some interesting trends,  when they recently mapped out the rate of people who are uninsured in the United States. Findings showed that the largest portions of Americans that don’t have health insurance, are poor and living in southern states. These states

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