Many community pharmacies are now offering free/low cost home delivery, curbside pickup and/or drive through prescription services upon request. If a pharmacy does not offer this service, individuals may transfer their prescriptions to a pharmacy that is able to provide this service.
5. See if you qualify for medication cost-savings programs
Check out the ADCES insulin and non-insulin cost-savings resource guides at DiabetesEducator.org/Affordability to see if your clients quality for a cost-savings program. This directory lists all diabetes medications with a direct link to the drug manufacturer’s patient assistance website. If you have someone that does not meet the medication assistance criteria, it is worthwhile to contact the drug manufacturer directly. In light of recent events, some drug manufacturers are meeting the needs of people with diabetes by expanding their patient assistance programs and reducing out of pocket expenses for diabetes medications.
When working with your clients, I encourage you to follow these five tips. But most importantly, encourage them to continue to connect with their prescribers and diabetes care and education specialists through telehealth. There are many tools and resources available for both clients and diabetes care and education specialists to remotely manage diabetes. For more information, visit DiabetesEducator.org/Telehealth.
ADCES Perspectives on Diabetes Care
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