Side effects of the most common diabetes treatment drug made it impossible for me to take. The doctor gave me samples of the drug he felt worked best. My insurer required me to try another drug at a huge co-pay to me before they would consider filling my prescription. They then required the doctor to justify not keeping me on the drug they wanted me to use and then filled it for only three months.

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