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Get Help with Diabetes Costs

Diabetes care is expensive. The American Diabetes Association is committed to help ease those costs.
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While there are millions of people who’ve received critical financial support for other medical conditions, there hasn’t been a program to help alleviate the substantial costs of treating and living with diabetes—until now. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is proud to support a program to help those who financially qualify.

  • More and more people are selecting a high-deductible plan to make ends meet every month. As a result, some find they can’t afford the care they need. From doctor’s visits and labs to high deductibles and co-pay requirements for supplies, skyrocketing costs can put a strain on accessing care.
  • In 2004, the federal government officially recognized that charitable organizations had a role in filling the gap for those who have insurance, but are unable to access benefits due to an inability to pay the required premiums and copays. The result was definitive guidance for the creation of patient assistance programs. 
  • The ADA is proud to support the Patient Advocate Foundation’s diabetes assistance co-pay program, Co-Pay Relief.
  • People with diabetes who have a household income 300% or less of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (adjusted for cost of living index and number in household) may apply to access to grants up to $1,500 annually to help with medical costs (inclusive of in-patient and out-patient costs), including health care provider visits, lab tests, medications, and devices/supplies approved for use in disease management.
  • Contact the Co-Pay Relief program directly to apply to the fund and get more information. For the quickest service, apply online using the Co-Pay Relief program’s secure online portals at, or call 866-512-3861 if personal assistance is needed.
  • With millions of patients qualifying for assistance, we anticipate the fund will need continued support to provide financial assistance to as many as possible. Please consider helping us serve those in need with a donation.

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