Healthcare is Expensive
When Trump and Clinton went head to head in their first U.S. presidential debate, I tweeted: “Debate about healthcare.” Greg replied, “I hope extreme pricing of insulin
gets addressed soon.”
I was in NYC and out to dinner with co-workers. We huddled around someone's smartphone watching the debate moderator ask about the economy, racial division, and women’s rights, but not a single question about healthcare. And, neither candidate mentioned it! How can that be when Americans are spending more out-of-pocket on healthcare
than ever before?
We're spending more money because:
➔ Health insurance deductibles are sky high
➔ Health insurance (if you have it, or if you've met your deductible) doesn't cover enough
➔ Care costs more
➔ Treatment costs more
A Global Crisis
Healthcare costs are up
around the world. What's driving this?
● Cardiovascular disease
● Hight blood pressure
● High cholesterol
Diabetes puts people at risk of each of these.
Diabetes Breaks the Bank
The cost of having diabetes has more than doubled since 1987
. Today, diabetes means spending 2-5 times more on your health
We're paying way
more for prescriptions and for avoidable healthcare. But 25% of what we spend can be avoided. We don't have to:
❌ go to the emergency room ($1,233 per visit)
❌ be hospitalized ($4,000 per day)
❌ develop a diabetes-related complication (more prescriptions and office visits!)
Today, the lifetime cost of one diabetes-related complication is $31,290-56,070
. What!?!? 🙉
So, how do we lower the price tag of having diabetes?
Get & Stay Healthy!
Take as much of your health in your own hands by:
✳️ eating well
✳️ being more active
✳️ getting good sleep
✳️ being less stressed
✳️ staying on top medications
✳️ understanding how these things affect your blood glucose
Unlike healthcare, self-care
pays dividends. It can cost less than a co-pay to become and stay healthy. And the payoff is huge! Fewer healthcare visits, staying out of the ER and hospital, keeping costly complications away, and a healthier and happier you!
A Small Price for a Healthy Life
Diabetes is costly. But, YOU are priceless!
Self-care is a more affordable way to not only manage diabetes, but thrive with diabetes. It's worth every penny!