Last week we discussed how many people have diabetes worldwide. Can you tell me what that number was without cheating? Okay, fine I’ll tell you…. over 400 million people worldwide! With many more undiagnosed. This week we are talking about eye care in honor of Healthy Vision Month. Wahoo, tackling a health issue one week at a time!
According to WHO (World Health Organization) over 420 million people are living with diabetes worldwide. When living with diabetes there are multiple different medications and supplies that are needed to survive. The main one being insulin. But, it isn’t as easy as just having an insulin vial and calling it good.
It’s not a lie that majority of Americans are prescribed medications. In fact, a recent study conducted by the Mayo Clinic shows that about 70% of the nation is taking prescription medication. However, 50% of those people are not taking their medication correctly. When an individual doesn’t take their medication as prescribed, it is known as medication nonadherence (MNA). The reasons for medication nonadherence vary, but today we are going to cover the three most common reasons.
According to CNBC medication errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, only falling behind heart disease and cancer. Seems a little absurd, doesn’t it? The third leading cause of death is due to something that is preventable. If that’s the case, then why is this such a dilemma in our nation?
Have you been at a point in your life where it felt like you weren’t making any progress? You simply felt stuck and the fleeting thought crossed your mind to change some things? Maybe it was something as mundane as your wardrobe. It felt bland and you needed some new clothes to spice it up. Or maybe you just needed that haircut to feel fresh and brand new. Well, Group Medical Supply was going through the same issue. Which is why we have decided to start a new generation of GMS–yay! Welcome to the start of our health and wellness community!