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New Research from UpWell Health Reveals 45% of People with Diabetes Sometimes Forgo Care Because They Cant Afford It

UpWell
Health, a leading provider of healthcare services, support, and
solutions for people living with chronic conditions, today released the True
Cost of Diabetes, a new report analyzing the impact of diabetes on
everyday life.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one
in 10 Americans has diabetes – and that number is growing steadily.
UpWell surveyed more than 5,000 people living with diabetes and
determined a startling fact: 45 percent have gone without diabetes care
at times because they couldn’t afford it. What’s more, the “costs” of
this chronic health condition are more than just financial, impacting
relationships, recreation, employment, mental health, and more.

“The report shines a light on the impact diabetes can have on one’s
lifestyle and amplifies the real disconnect that often exists between
physicians, pharmacists, insurance providers, and patients, which can
lead to patient frustration and further disease progression,” said
Alison Wistner, CEO of UpWell Health. “There is a tremendous opportunity
to simplify chronic care management by giving patients the ability and
resources to obtain their medications and adhere to their prescription
plan. We feel that doing so will help people live simpler, healthier,
and more empowered lives.”

Trends uncovered in the report include:

Report MethodologyThe True Cost of Diabetes was conducted
in October 2017 among 5,255 individuals in the U.S. To learn more about
the True Cost of Diabetes, click
here or follow UpWell on Twitter
or LinkedIn.

About UpWell HealthUpWell Health is on a mission to
simplify life for the nearly 133 million people in the U.S. living with
chronic conditions. By working directly with physicians, pharmacies, and
insurance companies, UpWell ensures that members receive the right
prescriptions and medical supplies at the right time. Established in
2017 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, the company provides
medications, products, and services to enable treatment adherence. In
addition, UpWell’s condition-specific online social networks connect
patients and caregivers, fostering engagement, peer support, and
knowledge sharing. By providing holistic healthcare
services, community support, and solutions, UpWell makes living with a
chronic condition easier so its members can lead more empowered lives.
Learn more at www.UpWell.com.

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