The cost of being a Diabetic

By mustangpeg Latest Reply 2012-01-24 15:31:54 -0600
Started 2011-12-24 09:34:04 -0600

I was reading the article from Nick Masercola about finding a cure for Diabetes and he mentioned that on of the biggest issues with being a Diabetic, and there are many, is the cost of medication. Trying to keep your blood sugars under control is hard enogh but the high cost of medication is the other hurdle. I am a type 1 and am insulin dependant and my insulin went up $45.00 in a 3 month period. Thank God I have insurance, but what about the people who don't. The cost of that insulin without insurance is $650.00 for 3 months supply. Something needs to be done, not just for a cure but the outrageous cost of drugs just to stay alive. Is there any place someone can go for help to get their meds if they don't have insurance to cover them? Maybe we should post on here to help people. I think it's a shame that in the U.S. that people die because they can't afford the meds to keep them alive. Just would like to know what others think about this or their experiences.
Thanks and Merry Christmas.

4 replies

cindygal1 2012-01-24 15:31:54 -0600 Report

Mustang, from cindygal1. Let me know who makes your insulin and I will see if I can fine some help for you.

nzingha 2011-12-24 18:26:39 -0600 Report

where i live its horrendous, the cost of the insulin and the other tablets for hpb. I keep asking how people cope.. then there r the strips not to mention the foods u have to pick carefully! grrrrrr!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2011-12-24 11:54:02 -0600 Report

Good morning,
You have a great idea. I am also insulin dependent and I am thankfull for my insurance, but with all the copays it can still be expensive, especially if you have other medical conditions. When I didn't have insurance due to my husband changing jobs, I asked my dr what I should do. The dr can send off to the pharmacy co and get you free or reduced meds and you pick it up at the drs office, the health department also has a program based on income to get your meds free or reduced (I got my insuline for $10.00 while waiting for the dr) and you can go online directly to the pharmacy co and check their programs for the same results and they will also send your meds to your dr of choice. Keep in mind you might have to change to a similar med, but it is better then no meds. I have used all these methods and know that they do work you just have to ask.

I hope this will help all those in need, and do ask me if you need help as I've got alot of experience here.

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