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.

  • 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...

    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.

    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...

    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...

    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!

    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...

    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...

    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...

    By ncnurse1459 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-25 10:40:07 -0500
  • Insulin & Needles

    Just lost my insurance. Any Ideas, on where to get low cost or free. Company's that help think I make to much. My end of month I don't have much left. If I can't pay Ins how can I pay high prescription costs?

    By kjim 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-04 22:28:01 -0500
  • Glucose Meters

    My insurance will not cover the test strips for the meter that I use which is the freestyle lite. But they will cover a meter that my endo. does not like which is the truetrack meter. I don't have the extra money to cover the cost of the test strips for the freestyle lite which would cost me...

    By angeleyejen 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-23 05:53:34 -0500
  • insurance in america

    I have no insurance an out of work i try to get medicate or some kind of insurance they tell me that i have to be old or can't work. to get there insurance,i told them that i can't buy any medicine they said sorry can't help. is this america that care about other country an not there own what...

    junie - 18905
    By junie - 18905 56 Replies Latest Reply 2009-12-30 00:16:34 -0600
  • Unblievable Doctor Policies

    I have been saving up some $$ to go to an Endo to get my diabetes officially diagnosed and hopefully get the help and guidence I need. I decided to call around to get some pricing for visits so I knew what I needed to take with me. You know what I, cash, dinero?? This dropped my...

    By GabbyPA 37 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-21 10:39:16 -0500