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How do you usually obtain your insulin?


Local pharmacy






Local discount store (e.g., Wal-Mart)






Mail order or online pharmacy to save money






Mail order or online pharmacy for convenience






Mail order or online pharmacy because my insurance makes me use it












I don't use insulin






Total votes: 369


How do you usually obtain your insulin?

Poll dates: February 11 - 18, 2009
Total Votes: 369

Amost two-thirds of CWD visitors report obtaining insulin from a local store -- 59% from a local pharmacy, and 6% from a local discount store such as Wal-Mart, essentially the same as in previous years (see table below). Of the remaining visitors, 29% report using a mail order or online pharmacy to obtain their insulin. For those who use mail order:

  • 45% (50/111) use mail order to save money
  • 18% (20/111) use mail order for convenience
  • 37% (41/111) use mail order because their insurance makes them

This table summarizes how people have responded to this poll over the past several years:

  Answer     Feb 2009     Feb 2008     Feb 2006     Jan 2005  
Local pharmacy 59% 62% 59% 60%
Local discount store 6% 4% 7% 6%
Mail order to save money 13% 14% 13% 14%
Mail order for convenience 5% 3% 4% 3%
Mail order because required to 11% 10% 10% 11%
Other 3% 3% 1% 2%

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Last Updated: Wednesday February 18, 2009 14:20:12
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