Diabetes PreventionEarly detection and prompt treatment may reduce the burden of diabetes and its complications. The following are resources are available to help you understand the screenings that are recommended for diabetics and when, and to help you understand the benefits, and any risks, of regular diabetic screening.
- American Diabetes Association, Screening Guidelines
- American Diabetes Association, Prevention Guidelines
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Are you worried about cost?
Remember, under the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) some diabetic screenings are covered at no cost to insured patients. Contact your health insurer to verify benefits available to you. The following are the guidelines under PPACA:
- Gestational diabetes screening for women 24 to 28 weeks pregnant and those at high risk of developing gestational diabetes
- Type 2 Diabetes screening for adults with high blood pressure
- Life Line Screening is coming to your community to provide affordable, reliable health screenings for our consumers because of the high incidence of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and other health issues.
- National Diabetes Information Clearing House
- CDC’s Diabetic Health Resource
- Diabetic Foundation
- National Underinsured Resource Directory is intended to help underinsured individuals and families locate valuable resources and seek alternative coverage options or methods for better reimbursement.
- NeedyMeds makes information about medication assistance programs available to low-income patients and their advocates at no cost; linking you to programs such as Patient Assistance Programs, Disease-Based Assistance, Free and Low- Clinics, government programs and other types of assistance programs.
- The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.
The cost of diabetic treatment can be burdensome, especially if you do not have adequate or any insurance coverage at all. The following tools will provide an estimated retail cost of medical services and medications.