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Insurers can profit while improving the lives of people with type 1 diabetes

Three simple changes could help insurance companies keeping people with type 1 diabetes healthier and boost their own bottom lines.

As the debate over the future of health care coverage moves in fits and starts, it may seem like any improvements in health care coverage are equally stalled. But they aren’t. Insurance companies can take action now to make immediate differences in people’s lives — especially those with type 1 diabetes.

Improving the coverage they offer can help these individuals more easily control their condition. Such changes could also benefit insurance companies — keeping people with diabetes healthier would ultimately boost their bottom lines.

Unlike type 2 diabetes, which

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