What is Your Diabetes Costing You?
Living with diabetes is costing you a small fortune.
So it should come as no surprise to you that it’s one of the most expensive chronic diseases to treat.
Diabetes treatments weigh in at a whopping cost of 100 billion dollars per year. Depending on your insurance coverage you’re paying upwards of a couple hundred dollars per refill for your prescription of Victoza. Insulin pumps make an even larger dent in your medical expenses at about $6,000. Do you avoid daily testing, like many diabetics, due to the high cost of testing strips for glucose meters? Depending on your meter, you are paying anywhere from $100 to $300 per month. Add in doctor visits and hospital stays for wound care, ketoacidosis and hyperglycemia and your diabetes is costing you about $15,000 a year. It’s a heavy financial burden, and you’re just trying to survive the diagnosis that, if left unchecked, could result in the loss of your limbs, organ functions, and eyesight.
Your budget isn’t suffering alone as you work to manage your diabetes. Living with this disease is taking a toll on your quality of life as you try to maintain your health. Almost a third of people diagnosed with diabetes experience depression from the significant changes they must undertake to stay alive. Learning that you must drastically change your life to avoid amputation is a traumatic event. Now your life runs by the clock of diabetes. Testing every morning and before each meal, while juggling an already busy schedule just makes your days more hectic.
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How many times have you forgotten to take your meds or failed to test before you were tempted by that snack at work?
Daily management of your diabetes can be frustrating and suffocating no matter how much literature about the disease you gather from your doctor’s office and online. If you’re like most of the millions of people with diabetes, you’re probably managing a family at the same time, and your diabetes diagnosis changes their lives as well. Your family and friends may struggle with understanding how much your life must change to manage your disease and educating them through this process can put a strain on your relationships.
Your diabetes bill will also take your physical health as payment.
Extreme fatigue can rob you of the motivation you need to meet the exercise goals that help keep your diabetes in check. Are you feeling neuropathy pain in your legs and feet? The damage diabetes causes to your nerves can leave your limbs burning and tingling with a million pinpricks of agony night and day making it difficult for you to remain mobile. Diabetes attacks your body and puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, stroke, hearing loss and kidney damage. Imagine your quality of life if you depended on weekly dialysis treatments to keep your kidneys functioning. You know all of the risks, and now it’s time to ask yourself, how much are you willing to pay for your diabetes?
Are you ready to fight back?
You need someone on your team with a customized medical plan and dedication to get your diabetes in check.
Stop paying for diabetes with your life and click here to sign up for your free consultation with Soul Focus Metabolic Center. Scheduling this appointment is your first step to taking back control of your life with a plan tailored to your needs. Soul Focus Metabolic Center specializes in creating plans that work to reverse diabetes damage and get you on track to living a life of wellness. Most doctors prescribe treatment plans for you, at Soul Focus Metabolic Center we devise a strategy with you making sure you have the highest opportunity for success. Schedule your free consultation; don’t wait until it’s too late.