Diabetics without Medical Insurance


Diabetics without Medical Insurance

Health care should be a right not a luxury. Don't have any insurance? Don't qualify for any? Mad about it? Frustrated? Worried? This is your group. You can rant or complain or talk about it.

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Does any one know where I can find test strips for cheaper than Walmart?

Started by Yolanda Gordon. Last reply by Kelly Jan 22, 2014. 15 Replies

I haven't had insurance for over 5 years. And even then I had to pay $100 out of my pocket for Humalog and another $100 for Lantus. Not to mention the test strips. My last A1C was13! Long story…Continue

Has anyone had any experience with patient assistance programs like Novo Nordisk or Eli Lily?

Started by ChristyFricks. Last reply by Jorychi Feb 2, 2013. 5 Replies

I'm going to try and apply to them, but I'm curious how difficult they are to get into and if the paperwork is worth it. Anybody here had success with them?Continue

Free apidra insulin until end of year

Started by jm. Last reply by Krissy Jul 21, 2012. 1 Reply

I have been using humalog, novolog and apidra whichever i can get for the lowest cost, since i dont have health insurance...all three fast acting insulins react the same to me, i dont change any of…Continue

Insurance is available for diabetics

Started by jasonb. Last reply by missrobbie Feb 6, 2012. 4 Replies

My wife found this insurance last year. I went 5 years without insurance and now I pay less a month than she does and they send you supplies in a 3 month supply. It's easy, quick, and everyone should…Continue

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Comment by britbrittype2 on October 15, 2013 at 10:01am

I get all my meds and insulin at walmart still but found an online store that is nearly half for glucose testing strips and lancets. My husband and I preorder a 3 month supply and they come every month. It has been such a relief on the finances - pm me if you need any advice on where to go.

Comment by Biedronk on September 21, 2012 at 3:16pm

I sent you a friend request so we can exchange details with e-mails

Comment by Lawrence Zavala on September 21, 2012 at 2:31pm

I could use both Lantus and Novolog, let me know what information you need

Comment by Biedronk on September 21, 2012 at 2:25pm

Does anyone in need for lantus and novalog, both in vials.

Comment by Marps on June 19, 2012 at 10:05am
Comment by missrobbie on October 22, 2011 at 6:37pm
If you live in California, I would check out this site for health insurance.

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Comment by Sunny1982 on April 22, 2011 at 11:55am
I have had T1 for 17 yrs too and I don't have insurance. I live in NJ but here we have a thing called charity care. I receive free insulin, test strips, and syringes but bc it IS a clinic you have 5 mins with the Dr. Please look into this... it is the ONLY thing keeping me alive!
Comment by Rhelda on February 25, 2011 at 8:12pm
I have been a diabetic for two years. Type 2
Comment by Sandy on December 27, 2010 at 6:20pm
Hi, I'm new here. I've been a type 1 diabetic for about 17 years. I am at this point in my life, w/out a job and insurance. Luckily i get my insulin thru the pharmaceutical companys. The hardest part is the test strips. I go to walmart and get reli on strips cuz they're cheap but sometimes i go w/out and i use needles more than 1 time. my kids are grown and i'm not disabled so in my county and state (clermont county, Ohio) i dont qualify for medicaid. it just doesnt make sense. testing is soooooo important. Does anyone have any info or ideas on what to do about this? This economy isnt getting any better in my opinion. i'm broke.
Comment by jackie on December 6, 2010 at 9:57pm
i had problems getting my insulin due to not having insurance it got to the point to where i was getting sores on my body. then some one tolled me that you could buy it from the county hospitals at a discount price. I take lantus and i was able to buy it for $35, and glucophag for $10. but sad to say i no longer able to qualify for any programs because they say i make to much money and im still having issues getting my lantus. why is all the diabetes medication so expensive...

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