Many diabetics are cutting back on their medication because of cost.
According to a new report from the CDC, 10 percent of adults were considered to be diabetic last year.
Among those, more than 13 percent did not take their medication as prescribed and nearly a quarter had asked their doctor for a lower-cost medication.
Women, those under the age of 65, and the uninsured were more likely to find ways to reduce the cost.
According to the study, the annual cost for medication was nearly $5,000 dollars in 2017.
Air pollution link to psychiatric disorders
New research finds a possible link between air pollution and an increased risk of psychiatric disorders.
The University of Chicago study looked at populations in the United States and Denmark.
It showed areas with poor air quality, had higher rates of bipolar disorder and major depression.
But the trend seemed even stronger in Denmark, where pollution exposure during early childhood was also linked to a higher risk of schizophrenia.
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Air pollution link to poor vision
A separate study finds air pollution may take a toll on our vision as well.
Researchers in Taiwan tracked nearly 40,000 people living in mostly urban areas.
They found older adults exposed to the highest levels of pollution had double the risk of developing macular degeneration than those exposed to the lowest.
Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of poor vision in seniors.