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Which of the following diabetes care products does your health insurance pay for?

 
      Insulin  
  3%   (23)  
      Syringes or pens and needles  
  1%   (11)  
      Blood sugar strips  
  2%   (18)  
      Blood sugar meters  
  2%   (18)  
      Some of these  
  18%   (129)  
      All of these  
  64%   (439)  
      None of these  
  2%   (19)  
      I don't have health insurance  
  4%   (28)  
 

Which of the following diabetes care products does your health insurance pay for?

Poll dates: January 10 - 17, 1999
Total Votes: 685

In many countries throughout the world, diabetes supplies are paid for through a national health insurance program. In the United States, there is no national health insurance. Corporations and individuals buy health insurance to cover their needs, if they can afford it. Some insurance policies cover more than others. While most visitors to Children with Diabetes (64%) report having insurance that covers all their diabetes supplies, many do not, and a small but significant number (4%) have no health insurance at all.

If national health insurance -- or better health insurance coverage for diabetes products -- is important to you, consider becoming active in the advocacy arms of either the American Diabetes Association or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Both groups maintain high-profile lobbying organizations in Washington, D.C.

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