My 24 y/o son has been diabetic for 10 years now. Over the past 4 years or so, he has not checked his glucose levels more than once a month or so. He HATES doctors and hospitals, and refuses to go. He had passed out and been taken to the ER about 25 times over the past couple of years, but every time, as soon as he is strong enough to walk, he removes his IV's and signs himself out. I have done everything I can think of to get him insulin. I provide him insurance, so at least he is covered that way.
He is nomadic and doesn't stay anywhere for more than a week or two, is always between jobs and can't keep one because he gets too sick from his high BS. He has severe neuropathy in his legs, and marijuana seems to be the only thing that helps him with that pain. This is not conducive to keeping a job.
The only insulin that still works for him is Apidra, which can't be purchased OTC. I'm at a loss as to how I can help him. He just says he wants to die because he feels so crappy all the time. Anyone have anything similar that they have gone through, and maybe offer some solution that I, as a mother can live with.