According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. It also creates high health costs for many families. Americans with diabetes have direct medical costs 2.3 times higher than those without diabetes, with an annual per capita excess cost of $7,888 attributable to their diabetes. The price of treatment is not expected to drop anytime soon. The average price of insulin nearly tripled between 2002 and 2013, according to the American Diabetes Association.
If you or someone you love lives with either Type I or Type II diabetes, these four tips can help ease the cost of treatment.
The most important thing: Do not let limited funds keep you from your necessary diabetes drugs. CBS News recently reported that almost half of people with diabetes skip medical care to save money. These tips can help you to find a way to afford the important medications that you and your family need to stay healthy.
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