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December 9, 2019

Easier Access To Insulin Through Discounted Direct Purchase Program

North American Precis Syndicate .

New York , NY .
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Your doctor can help you keep your blood sugar under control. (NAPS)

(NAPSI)—According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 30 million Americans have diabetes—and over 7 million of them don’t even know it.

What To Watch For

Symptoms include:

• Urinating often

• Feeling very thirsty

• Feeling very hungry—even though you’re eating

• Extreme fatigue

• Blurry vision

• Cuts and bruises that are slow to heal

• Weight loss—even though you are eating more

• Tingling, pain or numbness in the hands or feet.

If you or someone you care for has any of these signs, see your doctor. Early detection and treatment can decrease the risk of developing complications, which can include blindness, limb loss and premature death.

What To Do

Fortunately, doctors today have many ways to keep diabetes under control. For example, losing weight, eating healthy and increasing physical activity can dramatically reduce the progression of diabetes. In addition, you can take insulin to control blood glucose.

Save Money

Making it even easier for patients to get, one biopharmaceutical company, MannKind Corporation, is currently offering a discount on a specific insulin for people living with diabetes through a direct purchase program. Participation in this innovative cash program, which is available to all eligible patients with a valid prescription, is simple. The first 1,000 people to register at get introductory pricing for the program, which offers the drug for as little as $4 a day for the first 12 months. All participants will see attractive cash pricing.

To enroll, go to, click the “Register Now” button and follow the instructions. MannKind has a partnership with Eagle Pharmacy to process patients’ prescriptions and ship directly to their homes.

“It is important for MannKind to help those whose lives depend on insulin, and, unfortunately, over 65,000 uninsured or underinsured patients today must pay cash for their insulin each month,” explained Michael Castagna, Chief Executive Officer of MannKind. “Our new program lets us streamline the numerous costs and inefficiencies that exist in today’s health care system, so we can pass along the savings directly for these patients. We want to be part of the solution for the future of health care and healthy living. Our founder Al Mann had a vision of making this product available to all people living with diabetes, and it’s concerning that rising costs may cause some with diabetes to go without insulin. We hope that our new programs will help many in need.”

Learn More

For more information, visit

clicktotweet““It’s important to help those whose lives depend on insulin. Unfortunately, over 65,000 uninsured or underinsured patients pay cash for insulin,” said Michael Castagna, Chief Executive Officer of MannKind.

On the Net:North American Precis Syndicate, Inc.(NAPSI)

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