The high cost of diabetes medications: how patients cope

September 2, 2019

The soaring price of insulin and other diabetes-related medications has led many with the disease to adopt strategies for coping with the cost burden of controlling the disease.

The soaring price of insulin and other diabetes-related medications has led many with the disease to adopt strategies for coping with the cost burden of controlling the disease.A recent National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Data Brief finds that in 2018, 13% of adults with diabetes who’d been prescribed medications during the previous 12 months did not take them as prescribed, while 24% asked their doctor for less-costly medications. This is defined as skipping medication doses, taking less medicine than prescribed, or delaying refillsRead on for more details from the Data Brief.