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How do you usually obtain your insulin?


Local pharmacy






Local discount store (e.g., Wal-Mart)






Mail order or online pharmacy to save money






Mail order or online pharmacy for convenience






Mail order or online pharmacy because my insurance makes me use it












I don't use insulin






Total votes: 460


How do you usually obtain your insulin?

Poll dates: February 10 - 17, 2008
Total Votes: 460

Amost two-thirds of CWD visitors report obtaining insulin from a local store -- 62% from a local pharmacy, and 4% from a local discount store such as Wal-Mart, essentially the same as in previous years (see table below). Of the remaining visitors, 27% report using a mail order or online pharmacy to obtain their insulin. For those who use mail order:

  • 51% (67/131) use mail order to save money
  • 11% (14/131) use mail order for convenience
  • 38% (50/131) use mail order because their insurance makes them

This table summarizes how people have responded to this poll over the past several years:

  Answer     Feb 2008     Feb 2006     Jan 2005  
Local pharmacy 62% 59% 60%
Local discount store 4% 7% 6%
Mail order to save money 14% 13% 14%
Mail order for convenience 3% 4% 3%
Mail order because required to 10% 10% 11%
Other 3% 1% 2%

Because temperature extremes can damage insulin, we're interested in hearing from mail order users about their experiences with mail order delivery of insulin.

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Last Updated: Sunday February 17, 2008 11:53:30
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