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How can Americans cut costs on diabetes medication?

Answered by Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh | Posted August 20, 2018

Diabetes is a condition in which blood sugar, or glucose, levels are too high. Increased glucose in the blood can lead to serious problems, such as damage to nerves, eyes, kidneys, or the heart. Insulin is a natural hormone. When all is working normally, your pancreas releases insulin to help your body store and use the glucose and fat from the food you eat. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas produces very little or does not make any insulin. Type 2 diabetes, which is most common, is when the body is not able to make or use insulin appropriately.

Order Diabetes Medication from Verified Online Pharmacies

Commonly used diabetes medications include metformin, glyburide, glipizide, glimepiride, repaglinide, nateglinide, pioglitazone, sitagliptin, Invokana, etc. If there are generics available at your local pharmacy, then the price might be very affordable. However, if there is no generic available and you are faced with the brand price, especially paying out of pocket, then you can save using verified online pharmacies. You can search verified pharmacies that list prices on PharmacyChecker.com.

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Other Ways to Save Money on Diabetes Medication

•    U.S. Pharmacies — If you prefer to shop at your local U.S. pharmacy, just scroll to the bottom of each price page and enter your ZIP Code to find the discounts available in your area. When you choose a pharmacy, click "Print Card for This Pharmacy" to obtain your discount at the pharmacy of your choice.

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•    Patient Assistance Programs — PharmacyChecker.com also offers a search tool for patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer aid with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs. 

•    Benefitscheckup.org — Provides information on savings programs for the elderly with limited income. 

•    Diabetes.org — Provides information on local events and tips from others on how to save on diabetes medications and supplies.
 

Ordering Insulin from Verified Online Pharmacies

Currently, none of the pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program ship insulin to patients in the U.S. We hope Canadian pharmacies will supply insulin to U.S. customers with a valid prescription in the near future.

For more information, please see our blog post: PharmacyChecker Policy on Buying Insulin from Canada is Stricter than U.S. Safety Standards

Updated March 09, 2020

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