Many adults with diabetes do not take prescribed medication because of the cost.
Almost one in seven adults with diabetes did not take their medication as prescribed because of its cost, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, “13.2 percent of adults with diabetes either skipped a dose, took less medicine, or delayed filling a prescription because of cost.”
Medscape (8/21, Busko, Subscription Publication) reports that “roughly one in four adults with diabetes asked their physician for a cheaper prescription drug and 13% of patients took less medicine than prescribed to try to lower their drug costs,” according to the CDC.
This is a major issue here in the Bahamas. If the only tool doctors have in their tool bag is a prescription pad for expensive medications, then this problem just keeps getting worse. If nutrition and lifestyle are treated with the same or more respect as prescription diabetes medications, then this problem goes away.
With proper low carbohydrate high fat diet prescriptions, clients gain control of out-of-control diabetes and lose weight while gaining life productivity. These clients can come off the expensive medications and only require basic inexpensive diabetes medications, thus saving money and increasing compliance with taking the medications.
If you would like a free Low Carb High Fat diet plan or you would like to try some low carbohydrate food products from our Apothecary, please contact us here.
Kevin Bethel MD CM FAARM FICT
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