I Have Type 1 diabetes,recently on Tricare insurance.
Which paid for all my medications making it as little as 14 dollars for 2 bottles of Novolog. I was recently cut off my dads insurance because I turned 21.Ive called the insurance and there's ABOSOLUTELY nothing I can do (Obama has only extended it to 28 if your in school in which im not in school).SO I HAVE ONE BOTTLE OF NOVOLOG LEFT THAT WILL MAYBE LAST ME 2 WEEKS...I HAVE NO INSURANCE,WHICH NOVOLOG IS OVER 200 $ FOR 1 BOTLE WITH OUT INSURANCE.IVE FILLED FOR MEDICAID,BUT THE APPLICATION TAKES UP TO 45 DAYS TO PROCESS..WITH ME HAVING 2 WEEKS LEFT OF INSULIN AND NO INSURANCE THAT I CAN'T AFFORD WHAT SHOULD I DO BESIDES GET READY TO GO THREW HELL OR MAYBE EVEN DIE BECAUSE OF NO INSULIN????????? ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP ME ALOT!!

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Comment by Marie B on December 10, 2013 at 9:15am

you can stay on your parents up to age 26

and you may find some assistance here

Comment by bufbuffalo on December 10, 2013 at 10:45am

Patient_Assistance_programs are out there for a lot of diabetes meds and supplies they can be a pain to apply for and may take a bit of time to get the meds. I bought novolog N for 25 bucks a walmart over the counter.

Comment by rick phillips on December 10, 2013 at 3:11pm

I agree with Marie, by federal law you can stay on your parents plan until age 26 unless you are married. This is a long adopted change and there really is not question so long as your dad is covered you cna remain with no change.

Comment by Richard P Cosgrove on December 10, 2013 at 4:46pm

Lilly (Humalog) and Nordo Nordisk (Novolog) both have patient assistance programs where you get the insulin free. You have to have it delivered to a doctor's office and you pick it up there.

Comment by Lucia on December 11, 2013 at 11:56am

I agree with all the comments, and you should be able to stay on the insurance you have!

And I order my insulin from Canadian pharmacies, at about 1/3 the cost. Same exact products. it takes a bit longer to arrive, but they just require a prescription, same as a US pharmacy. Also, Walmart's Relion brand is the slower acting, but still works and is a fraction of the cost.

I'm getting insurance as of 1/1/14 because of Obamacare, and I'm so excited!
Hope this all helps...

Comment by Ronda on December 11, 2013 at 12:53pm

I was using Walmart's brand of Humulin R and it is only $25 per vial. Not the best insulin but so much less expensive when you have to purchase it yourself. Good luck!


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