The cost of staying healthy with T1D can range from $12,000 to over $20,000 per year at the “retail” rate of insulin, glucose test strips, insulin pumps and supplies, insulin pens, lab tests, glucagon, specialist visits, etc.
With or without insurance coverage, staying healthy is a significant financial burden.
Where is JDRF in advocating for insurance coverage of T1D? For example, what has JDRF done to point out the absurdity of low Quantity Limits for glucose test strips for those with T1D? What has JDRF done to increase transparency by health insurers regarding T1D coverage?
My observation: JDRF has done
Isn’t it ironic that November is National Diabetes Month and also Open Enrollment for health insurance?