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Can my doctor help me save money on insulin?

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It’s important to bring up money issues with your health care team. Reach out to anyone you feel comfortable with. That includes a doctor, diabetes educator, pharmacist, or nurse. At your next appointment, here are some questions you can ask:

  • Are there any samples I can have today?
  • Is there a generic option I can take?
  • Is there an older, cheaper option?
  • Should I try human insulin?

SOURCES:

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Managing the Cost of Insulin.”

American Diabetes Association: “Help With Insulin Is A Phone Call Away.”

CDC: “Diabetes: How to Save Money on Diabetes Care.”

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists: “Insulin Cost-Saving Resource Guide.”

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: “Hypoglycemics, Insulin — Long-Acting.”

Health Education & Behavior: “Solutions to Address Diabetes-Related Financial Burden and Cost-Related Nonadherence: Results From a Pilot Study.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Financial Help for Diabetes Care.”

Benefits Check Up: “Learn More About Benefits.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 11, 2020

SOURCES:

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Managing the Cost of Insulin.”

American Diabetes Association: “Help With Insulin Is A Phone Call Away.”

CDC: “Diabetes: How to Save Money on Diabetes Care.”

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists: “Insulin Cost-Saving Resource Guide.”

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: “Hypoglycemics, Insulin — Long-Acting.”

Health Education & Behavior: “Solutions to Address Diabetes-Related Financial Burden and Cost-Related Nonadherence: Results From a Pilot Study.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Financial Help for Diabetes Care.”

Benefits Check Up: “Learn More About Benefits.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 11, 2020

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