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I scanned/copied this from my current DIABETIS FORECAST magazine.

LYMEBRAT, thought of you specifically when I copied this for you.

Need Help?

If you are uninsured, underinsured, or are having problems with your current health insurance coverage, here's some information from the American Diabetes Association to help you navigate the health insurance system.

Is job-based coverage available to you? Health insurance available through an employer generally offers the best protections. These plans can never turn you down because of a preexisting condition like diabetes.

 Is there a high-risk pool in your state? While monthly premiums can be costly, high-risk health insurance pools offer coverage to individuals who do not have health insurance through an employer and who would otherwise be considered ``uninsurable" for an individual health insurance policy because they have a chronic illness {such as diabetes).

 More than 30 states have high-risk health insurance pools. Contact your state department of insurance or go to to find out if your state operates a high-risk pool.

Does your health insurance cover necessary diabetes ..medications, supplies, and services such as diabetes education ..and medical nutrition therapy? What are your prescription and deductibles?

To find out, speak to your health plan or your employee benefits department at work. It is a good idea to ask these questions as early as possible so you can plan ..ahead for any health care issues that might arise.

Think about the future. If you leave a current job that offers health insurance, where will you obtain health insurance coverage until a new job begins? Are health insurance options like COBRA ..available to you and your family?

Having trouble getting medical services paid for? If you have a claim that has been denied, you can file an appeal. Speak to your health plan for info on appeals procedures in your state.

Consider health clinics. If you can't afford to pay for doctor's visits, there may be free or low-cost clinics in your neighborhood that offer services such as:
check-ups, blood glucose checks, medications, and diabetes education. Visit to find clinics near you.

Can't afford your diabetes medications? Many pharmaceutical companies offer prescription assistance programs to help people who are uninsured and unable to afford their medications.

Contact the maker of your medications to find out if you qualify. You can find contact information for the-makers of many of your medications on ADA's Web site at

Contact the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-342-2383 for more information. If you are looking for information on health insurance options that may be available to
you, go to

You can also find links to information on specific health insurance programs in your state.

Magazine, DIABETIS FORECAST, MARCH 2006, page 47

Email Hotline for Diabetes Info

Since 1995, you have been able to reach the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Information Representatives was through our hotline, 1-800-DIABETES to get answers to your questions regarding diabetes and diabetes-related topics in both English and Spanish. Now you can get that same high level of service through email. With this new feature we are able to give timely answers, in 24 hours or less.

At [email protected] our goal is to provide you with quick answers to the questions that matter to you. This email service is also now available in Spanish [email protected]

Ask the Pharmacist

The American Diabetes Association and Rite Aid present "Ask the Pharmacist." This interactive feature allows visitors to submit questions online about diabetes management and receive guidance from a Rite Aid pharmacist. All pharmacists are specially trained in diabetes management, and are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Visit the "Ask the Pharmacist" area of today.

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From the ADA Message Boards

The American Diabetes Association's Message Boards are your space to share ideas and opinions with people affected by diabetes. We look forward to sharing with you.

Recently pl8to wrote:

"I have type 1 diabetes. I am curious about what others do to test and inject in public. I find that I am not coordinated enough to go into a bathroom stall and hold everything while doing what I need to do. I have had some nasty reactions and a few trite comments from Mom's telling their child not to look or asking me to step into a stall. I don't take offense at this, I understand. I just haven't found a better way to manage the public piece of this."

All newsletters are sent from the domain "" and the email address "[email protected]" Please use this domain name or email address when configuring email acceptance or spam filter rules, if you use them.

In addition to Diabetes E-News Now!, we also offer no charge subscriptions to our enewsletters on topics such as Book News, Advocacy, Volunteering, and Parents of Children with Diabetes. To sign-up, visit

This weekly newsletter provides you with the latest news and events occurring in the world of diabetes and is brought to you by the American Diabetes Association. Some of the articles in Diabetes E-News Now! are generated from wire service stories only and not by the American Diabetes Association.

The American Diabetes Association is committed to your privacy and we will not make your email address available to any third party.

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Thank you for posting this Betty!

We are very fortunate that our insurance covers most of my daughters diabetes supplies and we have a relatively low co-pay, but it's nice to know there is help out there for those who need it!

Thanks again,

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