Study: Almost half of diabetics skip care because of high cost

<i>True Cost of Diabetes</i>, a new survey from UpWell Health, reveals that 45% of people with diabetes said have temporarily gone without treatment because they could not afford it.

<i>True Cost of Diabetes</i>, a new survey from UpWell Health, reveals that 45% of people with diabetes said have temporarily gone without treatment because they could not afford it. Meanwhile, 43% of the respondents said they paid up to $1,000 out of pocket in the past year for treating diabetes-related complications, while 16% paid between $1,000 and $5,000. The survey, which was conducted online last year, involved more than 5,200 individuals. <i>CBS News</i> reported recently that two drug companies increased the list price of insulin by nearly 8% in 2017, to more than $275. Additionally, some patients said their costs for insulin skyrocketed to nearly $1,000 from $300 in the past 12 months.