Chronic Disease Series: Diabetes

Chronic Disease Series: Diabetes

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If you have diabetes, you aren’t alone. According to the National Diabetes Education Program, 25.8 million Americans – that’s 8.3% of the country’s population – are diabetic. There is no cure for diabetes, nor does the disease go away. Therefore, it is vital to receive treatment to keep you healthy so you can enjoy a high quality of life. Simplefill has provided you with the most common forms of diabetes and the treatments available.

Type 1 Diabetes

Background: This form of diabetes occurs when the immune system attacks the cells in the body that create insulin. Type 1 diabetes typically manifests itself in children or young adults. According to the Mayo Clinic, juvenile diabetes symptoms include extreme thirst and hunger, fatigue, weight loss, and frequent urination.

Type 1 Diabetes Treatment: Insulin treatment is the most important form of diabetes medication and is essential to the health of the individual. Typically delivered through injection, the variety of insulin types used vary depending upon the individual needs of the patient.

Type 2 Diabetes

Background: When you have Type 2 diabetes, your body does not process insulin correctly, a phenomena called ‘insulin resistance.’ This form is typical in adults, although cases in youths have increased as a result of childhood obesity. Symptoms include thirst and hunger, blurred vision, frequent infection, darkened skin spots, and weight loss.

Type 2 Diabetes Treatment: While some diabetes patients can regulate the disease with healthy eating and regular exercise, many rely on prescription medication. The diabetes medication list includes drugs like metformin and glucose-lowering treatments like glipizide, glyburide, and glimepiride, as well as insulin therapy.

If you have diabetes and are under- or un-insured, you can still get the treatment you need to live a healthy life. SimpleFill is committed to providing diabetes supplies for uninsured Americans; apply today to get affordable access to the prescription medication and treatment you deserve.

Chronic Disease Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chronic Disease Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis

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According to the Arthritis Foundation, 1.5 million Americans struggle with rheumatoid arthritis every day. At Simplefill, we understand the toll that this disease can take on affected patients inflicting a near-constant pain throughout everyday life.

Typically, rheumatoid arthritis symptoms are most active during the morning. The effects are most dominant on the hands and feet, sparking joint pain that can erode bones and even lead to joint disfigurement.

Rheumatoid arthritis is unpredictable. Many patients suffer from flares, which is the term used to describe bursts of pain. Sometimes flares last for half a day, or they can linger for months. The pain and stiffness caused by rheumatoid arthritis greatly affects patients and can lead to chronic discomfort and a reduced quality of life.

Although the disease has no cure, there are Rheumatoid arthritis medications that can make the disease more bearable. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids reduce inflammation and relieve pain, while disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs lessen the risk of permanent damage. Many patients also use immunosuppressants, since rheumatoid arthritis can degrade the immune system.

Prescription treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is vital to prevent the illness from taking over a patient’s life. However, for the under and uninsured, accessing medications for Rheumatoid arthritis treatment can feel financially impossible.

Simplefill exists to provide Americans with the medications they need to live happy, healthy lives. We are proud to advocate for those without health insurance and have the skills and knowledge to utilize complex Prescription Assistance programs to provide our members with free or reduced prescriptions. If you’re suffering from rheumatoid arthritis but can’t afford treatment, apply to join our program today. We will provide you with affordable access to a range of pharmacological treatments that will bring you on the path to a better life.

Help Paying For Prescription Drug Medications

Help Paying For Prescription Drug Medications

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Too often good health comes with a price. Our health is something we take for granted until we lose it. Then the cold truth hits home, and it may seem like without a full insurance plan, good health is downright unattainable. At Simplefill, we understand losing your health is a big enough challenge and the added financial obligations should not burden you more.

According to the Mayo Clinic, more than 70 percent of American citizens use prescription medication every day. There is no “formula” that determines who needs regular medical attention. People of all ages and backgrounds are affected by health issues, and proper medication can be the difference between unbearable and manageable pain, between a worsening condition or treatment, and even between life and death.

For under or uninsured Americans, the cost of prescription medication isn’t just expensive: it can be impossible. If you are one of these people, remember you aren’t alone. There is a solution, and that solution is Simplefill, an advocacy group committed to providing patients with access to affordable medications.

Simplefill was formed on the belief that access to good health should be available to everyone, not just those with strong insurance plans. We are proud to provide our members with assistance paying for prescription drug medication, and support hundreds of patients each month. We provide a link between qualified patients and Prescription Assistance Programs (PAPs), which can radically reduce the cost of medications.

If you are part of a prescription drug plan that you cannot afford, then apply to join our program today. Simplefill offers support and a strong knowledge of the medical industry to ensure you can get the medication you need – without going into debt in the process.

Free or Low Cost Prescription Medication Options

Free or Low Cost Prescription Medication Options

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According to the National Health Council, an estimated 133 million Americans (45% of the country’s total population) are living with a chronic disease or health issue. Illnesses not only make everyday life more complicated, but they also create a major financial strain for patients.

Many uninsured or underinsured Americans are faced with three options: Go into debt paying for treatment they can’t afford, go untreated, or settle for subpar medications. The first choice leads to financial hardship, the second two can lead to worsening symptoms and even death.

There is good news. Free or low cost prescription medication options are available, and Simplefill is driven to provide as many people with the medication they need.

Prescription Assistance Programs (PAPs) are offered by pharmaceutical companies to provide qualified patients with affordable treatment options. However, the system is complex, and many patients miss out on low cost prescriptions because they don’t know how to navigate each PAP.

Simplefill is an advocacy group providing low income prescription assistance to patients across the country. We guide patients throughout the process to ensure they get access to the medications they need at a fraction of the cost. By offering expert advice, tailored support, and a knowledgeable customer service network, Simplefill aims to provide a “simple solution to a complex problem.”

Patients should not have to forfeit their health due to limited or lack of a prescription coverage. To get access to the free or low cost medications you deserve, fill out our application or chat with one of our representatives to get started. If you have any questions, we’re just a phone call, email, or live chat away to talk you through the process. Simplefill takes the hardship out of staying healthy, and we’re proud to help hundreds of patients every month. Join us today!

Chronic Disease Series: Prostate Cancer

Chronic Disease Series: Prostate Cancer

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According to the American Cancer Society, one in seven men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. However, with proper treatment and medication, recovery is possible. Over 2.5 million American men diagnosed with prostate cancer have survived.

The prostate, found in males, is located below the bladder in front of the rectum. Changes to the shape and size of gland cells is typically what causes prostate cancer. Routine screenings are the strongest method of prostate cancer prevention. Early detection can be the difference between a treatable illness and a terminal one. The two most common screening are a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or a digital rectal exam (DRE), which monitor changes to the prostate.

Treatment of prostate cancer is varied and depends upon the diagnosis of the individual patient. Hormone treatment lowers the growth of prostate-specific antigens in the blood, which slows or halts the disease’s progress. Other prostate cancer treatment options such as surgery, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy have also provided lifesaving solutions.

Prostate cancer is a frightening diagnosis, but there are solutions in place. These treatments are often costly, and for the under or uninsured, they can be a nightmare. Many patients are faced with a double edged sword: They can play with fate and go untreated, or go into debt to get the medical attention they deserve.

Simplefill believes no patient should face this dilemma. We represent underinsured and uninsured Americans who cannot afford their prescribed medications, supplying them with resources and support to ensure they get the treatment they need. We provide hundreds of Americans with access to their needed prescriptions each month, and we are proud to count prostate cancer patients among those we have assisted.

Prostate cancer is a stressful diagnosis, and the situation should not be escalated by the cost of treatment. Apply now  to become a part of the Simplefill community, and join us on the path towards better health today.