If you or a loved one has diabetes and is experiencing difficultly affording the cost of insulin, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers resources for a number of programs to help. Resources are available for those with insurance and those without. Review the below tips from the ADA and then visit their website for more information.
- If the cost of your medication is a barrier for you, talk to your healthcare team about your concerns, and see what options might be available to you.
- Review your insurance plan’s drug formulary to understand coverage of your prescriptions and cost variation by tier, by pharmacy, and pharmacy type (mail order or retail). Depending on your health care plan, generic medications and biosimilar insulins may be less expensive than the original formulation.
- If you use insulin: use of older human insulins may be a practical option for some people who use costly newer insulin analogues. In addition, insulin vials can be less costly than pens.
- Align prescription needs: talk to your doctor to ensure that your prescription reflects your medication usage each month to avoid multiple monthly copays.
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