I am in need if somebody can help me please

By cubbiekinz Latest Reply 2012-09-16 21:18:10 -0500
Started 2012-09-14 22:27:42 -0500

I am writing this because I need help. I have no health insurance and I need ONE TOUCH ULTRA testing strips. I don't have a doctors appt until October 18, and I have been without the strips for almost 3 days now. I tried to go online to different websites that say they will ship them to you for free but all of them require you to be on medicaid or have some type of insurance. I feel trapped and very upset. If you know some place that could help me please let me know. Or if someone has the same monitor as me and could help me out, I will be forever grateful. I don't have a lot of money because of the economy and My husband lost his job in july. I need to get help soon. I am sorry for all of this. I hate asking people for help but please I am not doing to well I have no way of knowing what my blood sugar is and its getting harder every day. I thank you all for reading this and I know you all will understand. Please let me know… my email is betterdays727@yahoo.com small

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red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-09-16 21:18:10 -0500 Report

You can buy inexpensive meters and strips at drug stores. I know your partial to your Onetouch, so am I. but until you get insurance you need to go with what you can afford.

kaydee 2012-09-16 14:22:11 -0500 Report

don't know if you have tried to contact the manufacturer directly. some companies will provide strips for those who have no insurance. also consider contacting the manufacturer to find out who the local sales representative is and they might be able to help. stay in there. i know it's hard, am with you on this as i have been trying to help both my brittle diabetic brother and myself in supplies and with access to medical care. it's becoming quite a job.

cubbiekinz 2012-09-16 17:40:32 -0500 Report

Thanks kaydee yes its terrible, and im hearing next year Thanks to Obama we may be getting fined if we dont have insurance, i dont understand this world. You hang in there too i wish you the best

shortysmalls 2012-09-15 22:44:00 -0500 Report

have you tried ReliOn meters that sell at Walmart? I have a ReliOn Prime meter and 50 t est strips cost 9.00. I use them instead of my One Touch Ultra 2 meter but keep the one touch meter as a backup if other one malfunctions. See if that can help.

cubbiekinz 2012-09-15 21:42:40 -0500 Report

does anybody happen to have some one touch test strips i can buy for cheap the cheapest i can find is ebay and i just cant afford those prices either, please there has to be someone out there to help me , i am in a mess

MAYS 2012-09-15 21:21:34 -0500 Report
cubbiekinz 2012-09-15 21:32:11 -0500 Report

hey thank you , does the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card cover One Touch Ultra test strips at retail cost at like a Walmart , they are 115$ if i use this card they will be 23$ do you know

IronOre 2012-09-16 00:22:07 -0500 Report

There is a new "search" on here. You should be able to find several other discussions on this subject.