3 ways to save money
(BPT) – Controlling the “ABCs of diabetes” — A1C, blood pressure and cholesterol levels — is difficult enough, but when you add that second C — expensive medicines — it’s easy to determine how one’s amounts can spiral out of control quickly.
According to the American Diabetes Association, for the 30 million people living with diabetes in the U.S., health care costs are more than twice (2.3 times) the costs of those without diabetes. This is due to the costs of medications to treat the conditions that often accompany the disease, namely high blood pressure and high cholesterol along with diabetes. Between 2013 and 2002, actually, insulin’s price has shrunk, and also newer cholesterol- and blood pressure-lowering drugs costs will also be on the rise.
Now consider in the U.S., over two million children and adults living with diabetes don’t have access to health insurance, and millions more are in high-deductible programs that could require high out-of-pocket costs. Deficiency of access to diabetes medications can lead to avoidable amputations, hospitalizations, physician visits and death.
The good news is that there are ways without compromising on quality to save money.
First, look around. Medication prices can vary by pharmacy.
If you are not currently using insurance to cover the price of prescription drugs, there are many ways to obtain prescription assistance. 1 way to begin saving money instantly is using Inside Rx, available at https://insiderx.com, a free discount drug card program, which provides deep discounts on particular brand-name diabetes medicines, including insulin and drugs which treat co-existing conditions like high cholesterol and blood pressure.
Third, explore assistance programs. Pharmaceutical firms offer assistance programs to persons who have difficulty.
By doing some research it can be possible to save thousands of dollars while still controlling your diabetes and enhancing your wellbeing.
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