Finances Forum and Discussions

Are you worried about diabetes expenses? We're having open discussions about the challenges of paying for diabetes. Join us as we discuss diabetes insurance, including Medicare and private insurance, as well as the costs of diabetes supplies and medications. Learn how others are handling their diabetes finances.

  • Follow-up to Insurance in America

    I've just been reading the posts on insurance in America and my heart goes out to all of you who don't have and can't get insurance. I'm not diabetic but I do have RA and one of my RA drugs,just one of them, mind you, without insurance, costs almost $1500 a month. I honestly don't see how...

    Chrissyk - 26196
    By Chrissyk - 26196 3 Replies Latest Reply 2009-01-15 17:56:01 -0600
  • what if y don't have insurance

    have any suggestions for getting insurance

    Dennie52
    By Dennie52 12 Replies Latest Reply 2009-03-25 19:54:14 -0500
  • Wisconsin Diabetics?

    Are there any Wisconsin diabetics that would be interested in helping to drive legislation to get the state of Wisconsin to include medicine dependent diabetics in BadgerCare+ or other program? In the recent downturn of our economy, many diabetics have become unemployed and lost their...

    SteveMellen10
    By SteveMellen10 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-08 10:26:57 -0600
  • Are you all voting today?

    Don't forget to vote. It's more important now than ever. With regards to healthcare, I read in the Nov. 3 issue of Newsweek that McCain's plan will cost over a trillion dollars more than Obama's plan, and won't do a very good job providing coverage for people with "pre-existing conditions"...

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 19 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-04 17:31:46 -0600
  • What do I do?

    I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in 2001. I was on 3 insulin shots a day. Needless to say it was a living hell considering I was almost 8 months pregnant when I was finally diagnosed. After I gave birth I was ok, then went on to have 2 more kids. I wasn't on insulin with them, but I was...

    2g1b
    By 2g1b 1 Replies Latest Reply 2009-03-20 04:03:35 -0500
  • Exercise

    Why do medical insurance companies like Blue Cross / Anthem don't cover gyms in their coverage. You would think that they would cover it since you are exercising and trying to get heathier.

    clarsen
    By clarsen 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-10 08:02:55 -0600
  • Scarey, unconfirmed news

    We have just been told by my husbands co. insurance has more than doubled, and we will have to be responsible for the overflow. And in the past they have always matched our payment 50% so that we could get good coverage for our famiy and direct needs; And what about co-pays, out of pay, out of...

    By 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-26 02:19:19 -0500
  • Why is having diabetes so expensive??

    Geesh, it seems like everyday there seems to be something new to shell out money on; from meds, testing supplies, special vitamins, special OTC tylenol, doctors appointments, gas to get the appointments, herbs, special lotions, special socks, special shoes, special diets, special chocolate (that...

    vgarrison
    By vgarrison 25 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-29 21:09:13 -0500
  • Will be Headed West Soon

    I will be going West to pan for Gold again this winter. Will sell some to as the prices have jumped! Hoping I can walk or hike with new hips? I go out with a Buddie, and a Mule so I can carry my Diabetes Equipment. Have a Pump this year!

    NamVet - 21894
    By NamVet - 21894 12 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-15 08:42:27 -0500
  • Testing Supplies

    Why do we pay so much for Health Insurance when it does not cover most of the meds or testing supplies you need. Diabetes is a disease not a common cold, sore, It is matter of life and death so why don't they cover everything from testing supplies, syringes, insulin, metformin, meters, other...

    Coralito
    By Coralito 1 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-30 08:18:31 -0500
  • Now I am one of them

    Well, I am out of money and insurance. So, I have also no medicines. My hope that by diet alone will get me thru, until, hopefully I can get some sort of insurance. This is going to be a big rough wave to ride. But, I have seen how many of you here have done it. so, I know it can be done!

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-28 06:11:10 -0500
  • no insurance

    what is the best way to get strips and insulin w/o ins??????

    william crago
    By william crago 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-11 04:41:01 -0500
  • Where to get help

    People have a mentallity that going on a government program is bad. Demeaning. Get a grip! There are programs to help us out. Use them! Look for goverment programs and use them. there is nothing wrong with this. you can get your supplies either free or at half cost. There is help, you just have...

    DonnaAnn
    By DonnaAnn 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-08 09:08:43 -0500
  • Medicare coverage of diabetic Supplies(test strips, lancets and other miscellaneous supplies)

    How do some people on Medicare who are not on insulin get them to pay for more than 1 strip a day? Do I have to get my Dr. to write a letter to my Advantage plan? Or does he have to write it to Medicare? Or can he just write a Rx for the amount I need? I just got Medicare so I'm kind of new to...

    Ryan
    By Ryan 18 Replies Latest Reply 2012-08-14 00:01:32 -0500
  • Patient Assistance Programs

    Hi All, I know that being without adequate health insurance has been an ongoing topic of discussion here. I just wanted to point out that I found the following link, which seems to be a pretty comprehensive list of programs offering meds/supplies to uninsured diabetes patients:...

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 5 Replies Latest Reply 2010-02-05 21:14:34 -0600
  • Money Scams

    We could all use the money, I know, but there are so many scams out there we need to be aware of. I just received a letter in my mailbox with a letter containing a check for $3,058.00, a survey form, and a letter advising me what I should do with all this. I was to go to my bank and deposit this...

    ncnurse1459
    By ncnurse1459 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-25 10:40:07 -0500