Did you know that the cost of managing diabetes today is more than double what it was 20 years ago? A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that, on average, people with diabetes spend almost $3,000 more each year than they did in 1987. A big part of this cost is diabetes medicines. Not only are people with diabetes taking more medicines now, the price of new medicines is higher than it has ever been. Emergency room visits and hospital stays can also be a big financial burden for people with diabetes.
However, the report, which was published in the journal Diabetes Care, stressed that diabetes is being managed much better today than it was 20 years ago. While it may seem like you need to take too many medicines every day, they are helping you live better and avoid serious diabetes complications. Always talk to your healthcare provider before stopping a prescription medicine. In the meantime, read on to learn how you can bring down your yearly costs with great Costco savings.
The Costco Diabetes Club
By signing up for the Costco Diabetes Club, you will get the latest health news, expert diabetes advice, and up-to-date information about offers and discounts at Costco Pharmacy. Not only will you save money by taking advantage of these great offers, you’ll get to read about the best ways to prevent complications and keep your blood glucose under control. These are two great ways to keep your healthcare costs down. Just enter your email address at this link–it’s completely free: http://cdiabetes.com/join/
New Savings at Costco Pharmacy
Check CDiabetes.com often to find out about the latest savings opportunities at Costco. You may find offers for free blood glucose meters or testing strips; discounts on vitamins and supplements; or great ways to save on healthy foods at Costco. Have a look through this page to find out if you could be paying less for the products you use every day: http://cdiabetes.com/category/coupons-discounts-offers/
Talk to Your Costco Pharmacist
You may be paying too much for name-brand medicines, supplements, and glucose testing supplies. Your Costco Pharmacist is an expert on the medicines and other diabetes care products available to you. Feel free to ask him or her about ways to save.
And remember: the best way to avoid pricey hospital visits and keep healthcare costs low is to practice prevention. Eat a balanced meal plan, keep your stress level low, get regular physical activity, avoid smoking, and see your healthcare providers often for check-ups.