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Initial Survey Findings on Diabetes Awareness Released by PatientAssistance.com
Date:11/21/2008

Patient Assistance (www.PatientAssistance.com) has released initial survey results on diabetes awareness amongst uninsured and underinsured Americans.

Baton Rouge, LA – November 20, 2008 – Patient Assistance releases initial findings of a survey on diabetes awareness amongst the predominantly uninsured and underinsured visitors of www.PatientAssistance.com. Highlights include the fact that more than half of the more than 1000 unique respondents do not know their blood glucose level.

Increasing awareness of an individual’s blood glucose level is the foundation of the National Diabetes Goal, which aims to have 45% of at-risk Americans aware of their blood glucose level by 2015. Patient Assistance is a National Diabetes Goal Champion, pledging to raise awareness about diabetes and help turn that awareness into action.
Full results of the first two weeks of the survey are as follows:

  • 32% of respondents have been told by a doctor or other medical professional that they are at-risk for diabetes.
  • 12% of respondents feel they are at-risk of diabetes.
  • 62% of respondents have been tested for diabetes.
  • 44% of respondents know their blood glucose level.
  • 69% of respondents feel there are actions they can take to prevent and / or manage diabetes.
  • The most common ways respondents feel diabetes can be prevented or managed include diet, exercise, and medications.

“Our survey results are an enlightening look at the current level of diabetes awareness, specifically among the uninsured,” says Rex Bowden, President of PatientAssistance.com, Inc. “We’re seeing that many of the uninsured aren’t even aware of their blood glucose level, and that a relatively small percentage of respondents consider themselves at-risk of diabetes. What we’re also seeing is that the majority of the uninsured do believe they can make a difference in preventing the onset of the disease, and that many are aware of options available to them, including those options not requiring medical services or medications which may not be as accessible to those without medical insurance.”

The survey is being conducted through www.PatientAssistance.com, and began on November 1st. These initial findings are based on data gathered from 1058 unique and voluntary visitors to the site. The survey data will continue to be gathered until a total of 5000 unique survey respondents is reached.

About PatientAssistance.com
PatientAssistance.com is a nonprofit organization providing information on thousands of patient assistance programs to help users better manage, and reduce, prescription drug costs. Users can search by medication or for specific patient assistance programs, which are updated on a regular basis. The site offers patients a variety of tools including local drug pricing information, the ability to track programs the user is currently enrolled in, and reminders when patients need to resubmit enrollment forms to the pharmaceutical manufacturers.

PatientAssistance.com helps consumers find patient assistance programs, supply enrollment forms, and track their re-enrollments all in one place. For more information about the National Diabetes Goal, please visit www.NationalDiabetesGoal.com. For more information about PatientAssistance.com or to take part in the diabetes awareness and prevention survey, please visit www.PatientAssistance.com, or contact Rex Bowden at 225-266-7941.

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