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> Four of the top five brand name drugs taken by NWTF employees are for controlling diabetes

> On brand name drugs alone (not counting generics) NWTF's health plan has spent $80,000 a year on drugs controlling diabetes

> NWTF's health plan has spent another $30,000 on direct medical expenses to treat diabetes complications

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Want to see  how much you are at risk for diabetes? Take this simple online test now and know your risk factors!

Click here to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

Save some Money

Some pharmacies offer free or reduced generic drug supplies that treat diabetes. Publix offers up to a free 90 day supply of Metformin and Lisinopril. Through Blink Health, you can get a free one year supply of Metformin, Glipizide, and Pioglitazone at Wal-Mart, Kmart, Kroger, or Rite Aid. Other generic drugs used to treat diabetes include Acetohexamide and Tolazmide. Talk to your physician and see if any these drugs may be used to treat your diabetes and lower your prescription costs.

More Diabetes Information

Type 1 Diabetes

Type 2 Diabetes

6 Tips to Prevent Diabetes

Know Your Diabetes Risk

Did You Know?

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Diabetes in the US

The Numbers

> 1 in 4 adults don't know they have diabetes

> Risk of death for adults with diabetes is 50% higher than for adults without diabetes

> 1.5 million adults were diagnosed with diabetes in 2015

Risk Factors

> Obesity, physical inactivity, and high blood pressure

> Family History

> Age: 45 and over

CDC Division of Diabetes

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What Can You Do? Prevent & Manage!

Prevent

> Increase exercise levels

> Eat whole grains, fruits, and vegetables

> Lose weight if needed

Manage

> Follow a specific meal plan approved by your healthcare provider

> Take prescribed medications and monitor blood glucose levels

> Reduce salt and fat intake

CDC Division of Diabetes

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