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On Tuesday, June 14th, I sent a letter on behalf of several organizations in the diabetes community to the CEO of United Healthcare to express concerns about the UHC/Medtronic decision.  This letter was signed by 20 different diabetes organizations and groups.

Letter from the Diabetes Online Community

I don’t have United Healthcare as my insurer and I also have a business relationship with Tandem (please read this disclosure about that relationship), but I am a person with diabetes.  I don’t want insurance companies telling me what’s best for my diabetes; I want that decision made between me and my doctor.

The diabetes community has not fallen silent about this issue, but instead is developing a strategy to help deal with this specific diabetes access concern and access concerns going forward.  #DiabetesAccessMatters isn’t limited to insulin pumps.  It’s about people touched by diabetes having access to the resources we need to live a full and productive life after diagnosis.

Visit Diabetes Access Matters to raise your voice!


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