This is a sponsored post for SingleCare. All opinions are my own.
Having a child with a chronic condition means we are always going to know the quickest route to the nearest drugstore. As it is, our time at the pharmacy with type 1 diabetes is just a part of our daily life. When I take a trip for groceries, many times I also need to swing by to pick up his prescriptions. That’s simply the way it is.
There are two different kinds of insulin to control his his diabetes, both day and night, along with needles, test strips, lancets, and so many other supplies that we need to have on hand on a daily basis. Keeping track of it all, along with 3 other kids, too, can be difficult, not to mention expensive. Thus. finding a pharmacy with a helpful, knowledgeable staff is essential.
In fact, as a mom who spends a lot of time at the pharmacy with type 1 diabetes, my number one tip is to find a pharmacy that works for you. There have been a number of times when the staff of our local pharmacy have gone above and beyond to make sure my son receives the prescriptions he needs. Whether it’s the much appreciated reminder calls as well as calls in to the insurance, calls to the doctor, a rush order, or calling around when a particular item needed is out of stock in their store. Every month it seems there’s another hurdle we all need to cross together, but cross we must as he can’t go a day without.
My second tip is to save whenever possible. I’m sure it goes without saying, but the cost of prescriptions can really add up. SingleCare can help cut those costs.
SingleCare is a free card that can be used to save on prescriptions, dental, vision and video doctor visits. For example, the average cash price for the blood thinner Xarelto is expensive, at about $414 for a supply of 30, 20 mg tablets. A Xarelto discount with SingleCare can lower your high Xarelto cost by up to 80%! Be sure to also get the SingleCare app on Apple or Android for more great savings on the go!
It’s been 8 years since his diagnosis and most days I still feel like it’s one step forward, two steps back. We’re lucky that we have so many caring professionals in his corner. It’s allowed him to grow from a playful kid to now, a teenager. Because at the pharmacy with type 1 diabetes is a much better place to be than at the hospital with type 1 diabetes.