Flu season is amongst us and all kind of bugs lurk in the air waiting to come inside your body and start havoc. Especially if you have young ones in school and daycare, you can be susceptible to illness being that having Type 2 diabetes tend to interfere with your body’s normal defense, the immune system. Antibiotics are often prescribed to help your body fight off bacteria, and antiviral medications are used to fight off viruses such as the flu. It is important to understand the difference between these types of medications. It is also very important to talk with your healthcare provider about getting the flu vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine as soon as possible especially if you have chronic conditions such as diabetes, including Type 2 diabetes. The flu vaccine is the one that is offered every year unlike the pneumococcal vaccine for pneumonia. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has just recently updated their key facts regarding the vaccine. You may want to take a look at the information to help educate yourself to make the best decisions possible, of course, about your health. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm for more information regarding the flu.
With the cost of treatments including medications, many individuals with Type 2 diabetes tend to spend a lot of money out of pocket, and many individuals with Type 2 diabetes are deciding between medications and paying this month’s bills. It definitely helps when pharmacies are offering free medications such as free antibiotics or reduced cost medications. I have definitely taken advantage of the free antibiotic and generic medication program. Giant Eagle, one of the supermarkets here in Ohio, is also located in western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland, and is currently offering free medications such as free antibiotics, up to a 14 day supply with a valid prescription. Check out the list of free antibiotics and print it off to take to your next appointment. I would always keep the list of free medications and generic prescription program with you at all times…..Store the list of free antibiotics in your wallet or purse. Here is the link for the list of free antibiotics available until February 28 2014 http://www.gianteagle.com/Pharmacy/Pharmacy-Services/Free-Antibiotics/. Here is the link for the list of generic prescriptions at a reduced cost, $ or $10 dollar generic medications http://www.gianteagle.com/Save/Health-Savings-Programs/4-10-Dollar-Drug-….
Even if you do not have a Giant Eagle in your state, always check with your local supermarket/pharmacy regarding free antibiotics and free medications. Many of them are offering free antibiotics and reduced cost generic medications to continue to keep your business. Just because you have a chronic health condition such as Type 2 diabetes, does not mean you need to spend a lot of money.
To better health,