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At Diplomat, we proudly support multiple sclerosis (MS) patients through treatment and patient education. Our MS program was designed to make life easier for the patient and their caregivers. We provide high-touch, personal support to maximize insurance benefits and help patients stay on track with their treatment. Together, our team provides resources that help reduce the frequency and severity of episodes, manage symptoms and improve patients’ quality of life. To see Diplomat’s full suite of MS services, click here.

Multiple Sclerosis

One of the first steps after a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis is understanding the condition. The information on this site and linked sites is not meant to replace your physician’s advice, medical care or a diagnosis. If you have questions about your disease, please ask your prescriber.

Overview

As with other neurological disorders, multiple sclerosis occurs when the body’s immune system turns against itself. In MS, the immune system attacks the body’s nerve insulation within the brain. When it attacks the insulation, the nerve signal cannot reach its destination.

No two MS experiences are the same. As nerves come under attack, patients might experience debilitating pain or immobility, while others’ symptoms are relatively mild.

Patients are typically diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40, and MS disproportionately affects women and individuals in the northern U.S.

Patients might experience symptoms impacting their vision, mobility and daily life. Issues with eyesight, such as double vision and red-green color distortion, might appear early. Mobility issues are a big challenge for MS patients. These can include weakness in muscles and difficulty with coordination. In severe instances, this affects walking or standing. Some patients have symptoms affecting their mood, memory or concentration.

There is no cure for MS. It is essential for patients to have access to the right care team to help manage side effects so they can focus on living life.

Sources

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The information contained herein may not be construed as medical advice. It is for educational purposes only. Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. takes no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of the information contained herein, nor the claims or statements of any manufacturer.

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Resources

  • Can I Use Diplomat?

    Can I Use Diplomat?

    We provide benefits investigation and help verify your eligibility for our programs and services. Fill out a simple form and we’ll get in touch with you.
  • Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance

    We help connect patients with nonprofit, manufacturer-sponsored and third-party funding options to keep therapy affordable.
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    Pregnancy Brochure

    Our PIDD Pregnancy Brochure brochure helps expectant mothers with PIDD and families prepare for pregnancy and a new baby.
  • Off to College Brochure

    Off to College Brochure

    This brochure provides a helpful checklist and tips for families and students with PIDD to make the transition from home to school as easy as possible.
  • Back-to-School Brochure

    Back-to-School Brochure

    Developed by a nurse and mother of a PIDD patient, this brochure helps parents and children take simple steps to make the school year a success.
  • Consumer Advocacy Program

    Consumer Advocacy Program

    Many of our consumer advocates are members of the primary immune deficiencies community themselves. They’re here to guide patients through the often complex world of health care.

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