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Dana Jean
By Dana Jean Latest Reply 2012-06-28 21:44:16 -0500
Started 2012-06-14 01:59:04 -0500

Is there any way I can get extreme discounts on my insulin, because I have to pay out of pocket? I just need the help until I graduate from school next summer. Anything will be helpful! Thank you! :0)

11 replies

Dana Jean
Dana Jean 2012-06-20 22:27:31 -0500 Report

Thank you all! My Doctor found me a wonderful insurance agent that will let me have insurance free of charge! At least til I finish my internship next year!! Again, thanks!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-21 17:35:08 -0500 Report

So happy to hear that. There is always a way to over come a problem it just takes some footwork and asking. Good luck with your internship:)

sundown420 2012-06-17 20:30:06 -0500 Report

Hi, I work for a doctor's office and most people are eligible to recieve their insulin from the company that makes it. Lantus has a program, Norvo-nordisk has a program. The income guidelines are pretty high. You can go to their websites and get the forms to have your doctor sign or your doctor's office manager or nurse should be able to help you. I think the income guide line for a single person is around $30,000 per year and 48,000 for family of 2. if you don't feel comfortable doing it that way, Walmart has a program where you can get your insulin for around $22.00 a bottle. Hope this helps you. If you need help or want to ask any questions just let me know. Take care and good luck.

harry1 2012-06-16 19:30:09 -0500 Report

Did you check with your doctor drug companies usually give them samples. know when they change my insulin I usually give the unused still sealed to my doctor so she can help people with out insurance by giving it to them.

ShellyLargent 2012-06-14 18:01:18 -0500 Report

What kind of insulin are you taking? I take ReliOn's Humulin R (at meals) and Humulin N (in the mornings and at bedtime). I get it at Walmart. We have very sucky insurance, so I still have to pay pretty much all of the cost out of pocket. ReliOn's insulins are very inexpensive. I pay $55 for three bottles of the R and $20 for the N. My needles are covered 100% through my insurance, but even out of pocket they are only like $12 for a box of 100. Hope this helps!

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-06-14 17:03:04 -0500 Report

You might want to check as there are soo many discussions asking the same question with alot of answers:) But, call your health dept and ask where to go to get on a sliding fee scale. This is based off of your monthly income alone. Then call that drs office and find out what days they process your form and what you need to bring. The office visit usually isn't more then $30.00 and can be even lower depending on your income. Then you can take the prescriptions to the health dept and get it filled inexpensively. It is insane, like .50 cents and up.

You can also have your dr contact the company that makes it and get 6mo to a year for free, but you have to pick it up at the drs.

Hope all the info you get will help you out.

MAYS 2012-06-14 03:11:41 -0500 Report

Hello Dana Jean,
Welcome to the family!

Please click on the link listed below and explore some of the free offers of medical help and information available to diabetics, it's been a while since I have added anything new to the discussion, but other members here at "DC" may have added a thing or two to it.

I hope that this will be of some help to you, I am sure that you will receive much in the way of advice from other members here concerning your request for information.

You can also check out the following links:

Insulin and Services :

Patient Assistance Programs - Many of the big pharmaceutical companies have assistance programs for patients who are struggling financially. Have a look at these links for more information: