Type 2 Diabetes Condition: Costly & Dangerous
Maintaining good health while living with Type 2 Diabetes can sometimes mean juggling finances and making compromises. For some patients, it can mean having to make a choice between eating right or buying medication.
It is unfortunate that the treatment of Type 2 Diabetes usually involves many different products such as blood glucose monitors, test strips, syringes and other medications. If you also suffer from some other illness or condition, as sufferers of Type 2 diabetes sometimes can, the costs will obviously increase even more.
It is important, when faced with these medical costs, not to be afraid to seek out resources for helping deal with the financial aspects of the condition and get advice from charities or organizations such as The American Diabetes Association (A.D.A.). For those facing the increasing costs of treatment, the A.D.A. has detailed a number of helpful money tips, such as opting for generic brands of medication when possible and of course, always shopping around for the best deals. Some people find it more affordable to purchase their medication by mail-order, while others may opt to buy the more economical, larger dose pills in order to split them.
Another option is to consult with your G.P. for advice on how to deal with the problem at a more holistic level, such as aiming to improve the condition through safe weight loss and regular exercise.