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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

 
 

6%

 

3

 
     

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

 
 

26%

 

12

 
     

High burden - we do without many things because of diabetes

 
 

15%

 

7

 
     

Modest burden - we do without some things because of diabetes

 
 

19%

 

9

 
     

Minor burden - we chose less expensive things because of diabetes

 
 

15%

 

7

 
     

No burden at all

 
 

17%

 

8

 


Total votes: 46

 

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

Poll dates: July 15 - 22, 2015
Total Votes: 46

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.

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 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    6% 3% 0% 9% 8% 6% 4% 7% 4% 5% 7% 5%
Very high burden    26% 29% 6% 9% 11% 13% 10% 10% 5% 12% 10% 9%
High burden    15% 20% 18% 13% 11% 14% 11% 9% 12% 11% 11% 9%
Modest burden    19% 20% 35% 31% 22% 18% 20% 22% 21% 24% 20% 23%
Minor burden    15% 12% 18% 14% 20% 22% 26% 21% 17% 18% 18% 17%
No burden    17% 12% 24% 24% 27% 26% 26% 28% 31% 29% 32% 33%

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