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According to the American Diabetes Association, the average individual with diabetes will spend over $9,600 a year on medical expenses because of their condition. Even for people with insurance, diabetes can be a massive financial drain. Being diabetic doesn't have to require walking a financial tightrope because anyone can save money on their diabetic supplies, with the right know-how. Great supplies to save on are things like glucose meters, testing strips, medications, insulin, and more.

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1. Compare Pharmacies

Different pharmacies often have wildly different prices, even for the same drugs and products. Though everyone can stand to save a few dollars, those managing diabetes without insurance will find this tip especially valuable. Additionally, many websites can help check and compare prices between pharmacies and list the best place to buy specific medications. Keep in mind that certain insurance plans require you to use specific pharmacies, so this may not work for everyone.

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