Health Insurance Hurdles 101: Insulin + Diabetes Supplies

Congratulations, you have health insurance! But your diabetes supplies and insulin are still expensive. What’s a person with diabetes to do?

Beyond Type 1: Focus on Access

Millions around the world with Type 1 struggle with issues of access, whether that be for economic, geographic or political reasons. Beyond Type 1 is committed to providing direct efforts and support for partners focused on issues of access, including access to basic supplies and life-saving medication, technology, devices and healthcare to optimize health, personal accounts and breaking news on global access issues and a wide variety of resources.

Life as a Refugee with Type 1 Diabetes

Life with Type 1 is full of ups and downs – and the stress of everyday life can test our ability to manage this chronic illness. Now imagine managing the disease in a war-torn country, or fleeing a conflict and facing new kinds of persecution as you seek refuge.

The United States’ Insulin Crisis

Whether you need insulin right now or want to lend your voice to the fight for affordable, consistent access to insulin in the US, start here.

US Healthcare System Glossary

The US healthcare system is complex; this glossary clarifies some of the terms that most apply to someone living with Type 1 diabetes.

Insulin Access: The Haves and Have-Nots

Reliable and consistent insulin access should not be a luxury reserved for the few. It should be the standard.

Medicare Part D Senior Savings Model Caps Insulin Costs at $35 per Month

The Senior Savings Model caps out of pocket insulin costs at $35 per month for seniors enrolled in eligible plans.

At What Cost? The Impact of Diabetes on Your Budget

In this new series, we’re digging into the impact that living with Type 1 diabetes has on your money. First up, one month in Pembroke, New Hampshire on a $44,000 salary, with Type 1 diabetes.

Beyond Type 1 Joins Smarter Healthcare Coalition (SHCC) in Supporting the Chronic Disease Management Act For COVID-19

Beyond Type 1 signed on to a letter in support of the Chronic Disease Management Act of 2020 and its inclusion in the next COVID-19 legislative package.

Minnesota Passes the Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act

The Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act was signed into law in Minnesota, providing MN residents options for emergency and ongoing insulin access for those who qualify.

Novo Offers Free 90-Day Insulin Supply to People Recently Uninsured Due to COVID-19

Novo Nordisk announces program offering a free 90-day supply of Novo Nordisk insulin for those who have recently lost their health insurance coverage due to a change in job status because of COVID-19. 

Beyond Type 1 Asks Congress To Support Expanded Paid Leave For Chronic Conditions During COVID-19

Beyond Type 1 joined 156 other organizations in urging Congress to expand paid leave for those with chronic illness, who are at higher risk for complications from COVID-19.

COVID-19 Antibody Tests, When to Seek Emergency Care, Hydroxychloroquine + More with Dr. Anne Peters

Dr. Peters spoke with BT1 about the unreliability of current COVID-19 antibody tests, when to seek emergency care, hydroxychloroquine use and more.

The Latest on COVID-19 From Dr. Anne Peters

Dr. Anne Peters took time to check in about COVID-19 and give us her latest updates, especially pertaining to diabetes care as this situation is unfolding.

Suddenly Jobless or Without Health Insurance? Start Here.

If you've just lost your health insurance coverage or are struggling to afford your medications and supplies, start here.