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How much of a financial burden does paying for all of your diabetes supplies place on your family?

 
     

Extremely high burden - we can't afford some needed diabetes supplies

 
 

14%

 

4

 
     

Very high burden - we struggle to make ends meet because of diabetes

 
 

10%

 

3

 
     

High burden - we do without many things because of diabetes

 
 

28%

 

8

 
     

Modest burden - we do without some things because of diabetes

 
 

14%

 

4

 
     

Minor burden - we chose less expensive things because of diabetes

 
 

25%

 

7

 
     

No burden at all

 
 

7%

 

2

 


Total votes: 28

 

How much of a financial burden does paying for all of your diabetes supplies place on your family?

Poll dates: July 13 - 20, 2016
Total Votes: 28

Caring for type 1 diabetes is an expensive endeavor. Essential medical supplies, such as glucose test strips, lancets, syringes or pump supplies, and insulin cost many thousands of dollars per year and are non-optional. While many industrialized countries in the world provide national health care coverage that includes diabetes supplies, the United States did not until 2014 with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And while the ACA allowed more people to obtain health insurance, the net cost of diabetes care supplies has increased for many people due to changes in deductibles and variations in what drugs and products are included in a plan's formulary.

For more information, see Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2007 [Diabetes Care 31:596-615, 2008] (full text also available in PDF format) and Estimating the cost of type 1 diabetes in the u.s.: a propensity score matching method (free full text available in HTML and PDF formats - PDF link in HTML full text).

Answer    Jul 2016 Jul 2015 Jul 2014 Jul 2013 Jul 2012 Jul 2011 Jul 2010 Jul 2009 Jul 2008 Jul 2007 Jul 2006 Oct 2004 Sep 2003
Extremely high burden    14% 6% 3% 0% 9% 8% 6% 4% 7% 4% 5% 7% 5%
Very high burden    10% 26% 29% 6% 9% 11% 13% 10% 10% 5% 12% 10% 9%
High burden    28% 15% 20% 18% 13% 11% 14% 11% 9% 12% 11% 11% 9%
Modest burden    14% 19% 20% 35% 31% 22% 18% 20% 22% 21% 24% 20% 23%
Minor burden    25% 15% 12% 18% 14% 20% 22% 26% 21% 17% 18% 18% 17%
No burden    7% 17% 12% 24% 24% 27% 26% 26% 28% 31% 29% 32% 33%

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