Beverly Cramer
By Beverly Cramer Latest Reply 2012-10-29 16:57:36 -0500
Started 2011-06-16 12:26:55 -0500

I have trouble with the high cost of supplies do to the fact that I am uninsure.
My question is where can I get help with supplies?

7 replies

Louri 2011-06-17 05:46:56 -0500 Report

My dr. gave me some info to sign up w/ the manufacturer. She has also been good w/ samples.

shugbaby1 2011-06-16 18:02:53 -0500 Report

i agree with scribbles!i had a neurology appt today,that WOULD have cost me 150 out of pocket,but by the grace of God,i told him i was uninsured,the meds he is going to put me on for my neurapathy is expensive,but he told me he works at the MERCI clinic once a month,and all i have to do is a lil paperwork,and i can see him free every month and get my meds free there. there are way too many options,my visit was free today because he immediately listed me as one of his MERCI clinic patients,so that left me money to get my meds till i get in the door!

scribbles 2011-06-16 16:46:04 -0500 Report

TELL your doctor!! Tell your nurse! Tell your Diabetes Educator! There are way too many programs out there that are free for you to be worrying about the prices of things! I was uninsured for over 2 years and got everything I needed from one place. In Mississippi it happens like that - if you make enough noise. Speak up!
1. They can not hear what you do not say.
2. They want to keep you reasonably healthy so they do not want to support you because they let you get too far down. (whomever "they" is)
3. Remember - the noisy wheel gets the grease!
I have been known to hand the prescription back to the doctor and tell them I could not afford it in this lifetime. Whew! It took less than half an hour to get me all the help I could use.

majikinfl 2011-06-16 13:02:27 -0500 Report

I sure do sympathize with you I was uninsured until June 1. I found little outside help. Most is based on income and unfortunately I did not qualify sometimes by as little as 75 cents. There several online pharmacies with 1/2 the cost for strips and alcohol preps than even Walmart which seems to be what most told me…Walmart cheaper than others. Get the cheapest meter…some are free but the strips out outta sight. I am told the Relion meter from Walmart is inexpensive as are strips, Also the TrueTest momitor strips are around $18 per 100. www.healthwarehouse.com has no charge shipping and for my monitor [breeze2] strips are less than 1/2 the price of the cheapest place in town…CVS/Walmart/ WinnDixie. CVS has their own brand monitor but the strips are not that cheap. Found this site also: http://www.americandiabeteswholesale.com/
The local Health Department may be of assistance, as would the local American Diabetes Assoc. chapter. Good luck

Found this site it may offer you places to look for help:


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