Diabetes Self-Management Blog
David Spero

Getting Real About Diabetes Food Advice

Most diabetes food plans sound healthy. Eat vegetables, fruits, unsaturated fats, whole grains, nuts, fish, things like that. But is that advice realistic? Many people can’t afford, can’t find, or don’t like most of these foods. Then what?

David Spero

Generic Drug Costs Can Be Crazy

Has this happened to you? You go to refill a generic prescription, and the price has jumped by 100%, or even 1000%. Huge price swings in generics are happening more often, and nobody is sure why…

Web Team

New Tool to Save Money on Medicines

A new, free tool from NeedyMeds, “a national no-profit organization aimed at providing information to consumers on programs that help with the cost of medications and health care,” may help lessen some of the financial burden…

Web Team

Diabetes College Scholarship Applications Now Online

If you are a high school senior with Type 1 diabetes who is looking to attend an accredited four-year university, college, or technical or trade school this fall, then you may be interested in applying for one of the college scholarships being offered by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation…

Amy Campbell

New to Diabetes: What’s Next? (Part 1)

Back in October, I posted a piece called “Getting Started With Type 2 Diabetes.” I thought it might be helpful to expand upon that piece a bit…

Web Team

Big Blue Test Accepting Grant Applications

The Diabetes Hands Foundation is gearing up for its next annual Big Blue Test, and as part of that preparation, it is seeking application for the grants that will be funded by the initiative…

David Spero

Diabetes in Hard Times

David Spero

Paying for Diabetes

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Free Prescription Savings Cards

Jan Chait

Inner-City Hospital Tackles Diabetes Control

Jan Chait

Diabetes Price Tag Go Away; I’d Like to Play Instead of Pay

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Free Diabetes Products and Screenings

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Retailers Offer Free Diabetes Medicine

Ingrid Strauch

Education: Another Money-Saver

Tara Dairman

More Companies Offer Deals to Deltec Customers

Tara Dairman

Deltec Cozmo Pump Discontinued

Tara Dairman

Diabetes Alert Day Brings Free Tools and Tips

Eric Lagergren

Insurance, Skin-Prep Wipes, and Principle (Part 2)

Eric Lagergren

Insurance, Skin-Prep Wipes, and Principle (Part 1)

David Spero

Does Dieting Cause Weight Gain?

David Spero

New Drugs: Myths and Facts

Tara Dairman

The Rising Costs of Treating Type 2

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Diabetes and the Economy

Jan Chait

What Can You Give to Help Others?

Eric Lagergren

Joe the Diabetic

David Spero

Preparing for Hard Times

David Spero

Might As Well Vote

Jan Chait

Trying to Stay Flexible

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Health Insurance Woes

David Spero

Fighting for Food

David Spero

In the Palace of Diabetes

Amy Campbell

Nutrition On A Shoestring (Part 1)

Jan Chait

Insurance Costs? Who Cares?

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Free Insulin Pen Offer

Jan Chait

One More Reason to Manage Our Diabetes

David Spero

Insurance Tips from the ADA

Eric Lagergren

A Letter to My Durable Medical Equipment Provider

David Spero

Stay Out of the Swamp

David Spero

Getting Health Insurance

Web Team

What We’re Reading: Saving Money on Health Care

David Spero

The Green Triangle

Jan Chait

In Praise of Pharmacists

Jan Chait

Diabetes Costs, by the Mile and by the Gallon

Eric Lagergren

Health Care Without Crisis

Tara Dairman

Article of the Week: Getting a Hand from Social Agencies

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading: Diabetes in the Budget

Joe Nelson

The Cost of Therapy

Jan Chait

Will They Ever Learn?

Tara Dairman

What We’re Reading

Andy Stuckey

Curious About a Cure

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