Diabetics are shown to be increasingly cutting back on necessary health care due to the recession.
Wired PR News – Diabetics are holding back on seeking necessary health care due to the troubles of the economy at a growing rate. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a smaller percentage of diabetic patients are obtaining needed medical treatment or keeping up with regular doctors visits during the recession as a result of decreased income and loss of health insurance coverage.
As noted by the AP, doctors have stated that they see a decrease in the number of patients with diabetes who are now opting for charity type care or utilizing emergency rooms more and more. Drugs and products used in the treatment of diabetes have also been shown to sell less, in the wake of the growing number of financial hardships.
As the number of diabetics who regularly keep up with lifesaving medical care declines, the number of individuals diagnosed with the disease is said to be steadily increasing.
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