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2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies

Started this discussion. Last reply by rsagall Dec 14, 2013. 8 Replies

Hello - Yesterday I posted (desperate plea) for MEDICAL advice on switching from Lantus to a cheaper insulin type, and since people seem to want to instead suggest "FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS" I…Continue

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alexmac replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'Improving TuDiabetes; we need your feedback!!!'
"This site "did NOT" meet my needs, which was actually very surprising, since I interact on forums/boards (professionally) and have always had overall good/positive experiences. Let me know if you distribute an anonymous survey, and…"
May 1
rick the "Blogabetic" left a comment for alexmac
"Alexmac, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends."
Feb 20
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Dec 16, 2013
alexmac replied to Tough Type 1's discussion 'Alternatives to Lantus?'
"No, I am not a “victim” - Everyone has challenges in life, and when I came across this thread title last week, “Alternatives to Lantus”, it seemed like a good idea to “resurge it” in my ongoing efforts to obtain…"
Dec 16, 2013
rsagall replied to alexmac's discussion '2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies'
Dec 14, 2013
Vicki replied to alexmac's discussion '2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies'
"I've been a diabetic for almost 50 years, I WOULD NOT switch insulin!! If you don't see a doctor for the diabetes, I would suggest for that to be of utmost importance. There are doctors that would be willing to do the paperwork for you,…"
Dec 13, 2013
alexmac replied to Tough Type 1's discussion 'Alternatives to Lantus?'
"I sent you a pm, but I want to post here too, since "I Give up!"- While I can think of numerous good reasons why people post "clueless" responses here (when post reply has nothing to do with question(s) the person's asking),…"
Dec 13, 2013
Sam replied to alexmac's discussion '2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies'
"Alex, the discussion about alternatives to lantus isn't even your thread. I'm not sure what you're so upset about, but this is a discussion forum and people post comments here to other people's questions and discuss things as a…"
Dec 13, 2013
alexmac replied to alexmac's discussion '2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies'
"Do you think I should instead post a link to there? My purpose in starting this new thread was to discourage "financial" advice posts at thread "Switching To Lantus", which I do not need/want right now, and to direct that (good)…"
Dec 13, 2013
Marie B replied to alexmac's discussion '2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies'
"We have a lot of the assistance programs on this page. http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/Diabetes_Patient_Assistance_Resources"
Dec 13, 2013
alexmac replied to alexmac's discussion '2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies'
"General information RE: Links to PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS (RXAssist)and individual Prescription SAVINGS CARDS (RXRelief)... There are a zillion RX savings cards available and I hope others post those here that have been beneficial. RX ASSIST…"
Dec 13, 2013
alexmac replied to Tough Type 1's discussion 'Alternatives to Lantus?'
"Maurie, I copied/pasted your post here: http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/2014-assistance-programs-to-help-afford-insulin-diabetic-supplies Please add details there (such as website address for application to obtain Lantus insulin, and other…"
Dec 13, 2013
alexmac replied to alexmac's discussion '2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies'
"In the other thread "Alternatives to Lantus" a member posted this program copy/paste: "Reply by still_young_at_heart 17 hours ago Sanofi - the maker of Lantus - has an patient assistance program which might drastically cut the cost.…"
Dec 13, 2013
alexmac replied to Tough Type 1's discussion 'Alternatives to Lantus?'
"I started a NEW THREAD http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/2014-assistance-programs-to-help-afford-insulin-diabetic-supplies FOR INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL, patient assistance programs etc. in hopes that this thread will focus ONLY on concrete…"
Dec 13, 2013
alexmac replied to Tough Type 1's discussion 'Alternatives to Lantus?'
Dec 13, 2013
alexmac replied to alexmac's discussion '2014 Assistance Programs to Help Afford Insulin + Diabetic Supplies'
"There's so many diabetic financial assistance programs available, especially for low income uninsured. I'm going to only post a few right now, and hope others will do the same. Note: The majority of patient prescription assistance programs…"
Dec 13, 2013

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Information, hear about others' experiences and hopefully some support too.
Date diagnosed
November 1, 1974
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
(2010)Switched this week from Disetronic (10+ years) to Medtronic 722 (hate it) - Update 02/2012 Only lasted about 3 days with Medtronic Pump since I hated it so much, have been taking Lantus/Humalog shots ever since.
Tell us more about you (optional)
I am a self-employed professional, who works primarily from home; Single Mom (long time) with 2 children ages 11 and 22 - Older son is graduating Emory University this year (May 2012)...When I lived down South (2002-10) I was shocked to realize that health insurance impossible to obtain for those who are healthy/active/employed diabetics. Even when ill I would not agree to be "poor enough" (stop working to get Medicaid) or accept "disabled" title to get Medicare - Moved back to NY solely to get health insurance for me and my children. The politics of health care, plus the focus on illness, instead of wellness, here in the USA is ridiculous...

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At 4:09am on February 20, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Alexmac, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 3:48am on February 20, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY alexmac!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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At 2:43am on February 20, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday.alexmac. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 9:49am on February 13, 2012, Doris D said…
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At 11:48pm on March 18, 2010, Martina H Milligan said…
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Welcome to Tudiabetes Alexmac!
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At 2:46pm on March 18, 2010, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR GROWING FAMILY ALEXMAC!! Another of us from the 70's! I took Type 1 16 months before you did!
 
 
 

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