Getting diagnosed with diabetes is a scary, yet common, experience. According to the American Diabetes Association, as of 2018, an estimated 34.2 million Americans live with diabetes. This is a common struggle, but dealing with the red tape and long lines of a big box pharmacy can make it feel like a lonely one.
But we’re here to help. If you were just diagnosed with diabetes, follow these three steps to begin your path back to wellness:
1) Get Your Prescriptions from Your Doctor
Immediately after your doctor gives you a diagnosis, they’ll also give you a plan of treatment. Typically, this involves prescribing medications such as insulin or Novolin.
This news can be upsetting, so it’s understandable to be unhappy about it. It’s also understandable if you need to take a deep breath. Once you receive your prescriptions, it’s also a great idea to look at your medications to see how exactly they’ll affect your body for the better.
From there comes the hard part. If you have complications from diabetes, it can make it difficult to drive to the pharmacy and grab your meds when it’s refill time.
2) Make a Plan
SpotRx believes the patient should make their health their priority, which is why we recommend planning out your trips to the pharmacy for refills. By giving yourself a set date to go get your insulin, you’re giving yourself an obtainable goal, and something to strive toward.
In addition, you may forget when you’re supposed to take your medication, so it’s always a great idea to buy a pill organizer for keeping track.
Sometimes, your pharmacy can only do so much. The last thing a diabetic can afford is to miss out on an insulin or metformin treatment, so easier access should be a priority for you. But that is difficult when you’re forced to stand in long pharmacy lines just to speak to a pharmacist. Any and all diabetic patients deserve an easier process.
3) Talk to SpotRx Pharmacy
That is where SpotRx comes in. We’re the preferred pharmacy for over 2,000 diabetes patients, specializing in delivering their medications, testing supplies, and anything else to their doorstep. Whether you’re a Type 1, Type 2, or prediabetic, your wellness is our priority.
We handle all refrigerated meds (including insulin) with the highest care, ensuring they’re dropped off at your home, right when you need them. In addition, we also deliver insulin syringes and any blood sugar monitoring devices like Accucheck.
Our medication delivery process is as simple as 1-2-3. All you have to do is give us a call or fill out our transfer form. Then, you’ll choose if you’d like to pick up your meds at a SpotRx kiosk or have them delivered to your door. Finally, you’ll get notified when your prescription is ready. The path to lowering your blood sugar is really that simple, and all you need to do is pay your co-pay.
In addition to insulin, we deliver the following anti-diabetic medications:
…and so much more!
SpotRx is also here for those who prefer to get their medications in their hands sooner. We’ve partnered with over 60 medical providers to put an exclusive SpotRx kiosk in their office. That way, you can fill your prescription right before you leave the doctor’s office.
In addition, we’re offering several exclusive features that simplify pharmacy in a way no one else is doing. We provide auto refill and medication synchronization services that tie all of your prescriptions to the same refill date, and also refill them for you. This allows you to enjoy a practically automated pharmacy service, giving you time to focus on other things over fretting about insulin deliveries. Any way you see it, SpotRx is here to make receiving medications easier for diabetics.
We’re currently operating in Phoenix, Tucson, Detroit, and Southern California, with plans to expand into Florida later this year.
If you’re interested in learning about a pharmacy that hundreds of diabetic patients call their own, give us a call at (623) 259-8475 or transfer your medications here.