Diabetes Drug Costs Force Patients to Cut Corners

Grace Halsey

About 25% of patients with diabetes report asking a physician for a cheaper drug. Skipping doses and pill splitting are tactics used to cut costs.

Nearly one-quarter of adults with type 1 or type 2 diabetes reported asking a physician for a lower-priced diabetes medication, according to a recent brief from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) released early Wednesday. A snapshot of the findings follows below.