Diabetes Medication Only Helps When You Take It

Published June 28th, 2016 by USA Rx
Fact Checked by
Chris Riley

Diabetes Medication Only Helps When You Take ItType II diabetes is closely tied to the obesity epidemic, since consuming too many carbohydrates leads both to excess fat and to insulin tolerance, which is the hormone that reduces blood sugar by converting it into fat. Type II diabetes isn’t as dangerous as type I, which is when the insulin-creating cells all die during early adolescence, but it’s still a dangerous disease that can cost you your sight, your feet, or even your life.

Fortunately, there are ways to fight against type II diabetes. Significant weight loss can reduce the symptoms, possibly all the way down to nothing. A diabetic person also has access to dozens of drugs which help control and reduce high blood sugar. But while it’s important to avoid using diabetes drugs when your diabetes is under control, it’s just as important to make full use of these drugs when it isn’t.

A diabetic person is not necessarily the best judge when it comes to whether the disease is under control or not. Diabetes can have a slow but steady effect on your system without providing any obvious symptoms, or the symptoms could build so slowly that you aren’t aware of what’s happening until it’s too late.

Much like how you need to continue taking an antibacterial drug long after the signs of an infection clear up, you need to continue to take diabetes drugs even when you’re feeling fine. The fact that not everyone goes along with his or her doctor’s prescription is a big part of the reason why type II diabetes is so dangerous, and it’s hard to put up a good fight against the disease when so many diabetes prescriptions go unfilled.

Of course, one big reason why diabetes and other medication prescriptions go unfilled is because of the rising cost of drugs both new and old. A pill may save your life or at least improve your health, but it may not be worth putting a second mortgage on your home. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce the price of prescription medication without paying an extra dime, and it’s called the USA Rx pharmacy discount card.

Our card is easy to get: just give us your name and an email where we can send you the information, and you’re set. We aren’t a health insurance company, so we don’t need any of your personal information, nor do we need or want any monthly payments from you. In fact, if you can get a better deal on a specific medication from another source, you can go with them instead. You can find out more information by calling us at 888-277-3911 or by emailing us at [email protected]

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