Diabetes Education

Does health insurance cover it?

One-quarter of American adults over 65 have diabetes. And older African-Americans and Latinos bear the greatest burden of this epidemic. Writing in the journal American Society on Aging, program director Manel Kappagoda and staff attorney Derek Carr argue that diabetes self-management education and training (DSME/T) is an excellent strategy for improving health outcomes among older adults.

“To promote awareness of insurance coverage for DSME/T, ChangeLab Solutions teamed with the Policy Surveillance program at Temple University.” The result was an interactive database that allows users to look up DSME/T insurance coverage provisions by state, and a set of fact sheets containing the same information in more detail.

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March 22, 2018