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  How do you usually obtain your insulin?  
      Local pharmacy  
  55%     146  
      Local discount store (e.g., Wal-Mart)  
  6%     17  
      Mail order or online pharmacy to save money  
  18%     47  
      Mail order or online pharmacy for convenience  
  6%     15  
      Mail order or online pharmacy because my insurance makes me use it  
  13%     34  
      Other  
  2%     5  
      I don't use insulin  
  1%     3  

Total votes: 267
 

How do you usually obtain your insulin?

Poll dates: February 10 - 17, 2010
Total Votes: 267

Amost two-thirds (61%) of CWD visitors report obtaining insulin from a local store -- 55% from a local pharmacy, and 6% from a local discount store such as Wal-Mart, essentially the same as in previous years (see table below). Of the remaining visitors, 37% report using a mail order or online pharmacy to obtain their insulin. For those who use mail order:

  • 49% (47/96) use mail order to save money
  • 16% (15/96) use mail order for convenience
  • 35% (34/96) 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 2010     Feb 2009     Feb 2008     Feb 2006     Jan 2005  
Local pharmacy 55% 59% 62% 59% 60%
Local discount store 6% 6% 4% 7% 6%
Mail order to save money 18% 13% 14% 13% 14%
Mail order for convenience 6% 5% 3% 4% 3%
Mail order because required to 13% 11% 10% 10% 11%
Other 2% 3% 3% 1% 2%

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