How do you usually obtain your insulin?
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.
For mail order users, have you ever had insulin that had to be replaced due to damage during shipment, such as from exposure to temperature extremes? Yes 20% 4 No 80% 16 Not sure 0% 0
Total votes: 20
Last Updated: Sunday February 17, 2008 10:53:28
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