how can i control my sugar with out insurance .

By tenngirl1 Latest Reply 2013-08-14 16:24:41 -0500
Started 2013-07-31 00:28:13 -0500

i have been a diabetic for 13 years not all the time have i had health insurance . this round i have went since February 2013 without health insurance . i try to eat right and i exercise i do every thing i can to stay healthy , but i guess without insulin and pills . you just cant win . now my sugars are really high 300 or higher . my body is feeling the effect . . question is how do i control my sugar with no insulin and pills?

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ny-winner-1 2013-08-14 16:24:41 -0500 Report

Hi, sounds like you’re really worried. I would be too. You can win and you will. Whatever you do, don't give up. Don't let this mindset stop you from seeking the medical professional attention you seem to really need right now. Please take whatever action you need to get your health taken care of; doors will open. I wish you lots of good fortune.

I agree with mogojo. Plus, without insurance I’m sure matters will get worse if you have a medical emergency and subsequent hospital stay. You don't want to go there! Check with hospitals and private and/or community-based clinics in your area and in surrounding areas to get medical care based on your income (or lack of income).

Nowadays, I'm without insurance. I pay $20/visit and $6/prescription. I used to pay $35-50/visit co-pay and an unspeakable amount for medications when I did have insurance.

I'm really sorry that I can't begin to tell you about how to control your sugar. However, I am curious to know what type diabetes you have and what foods you eat on a daily basis?

MOGOJO 2013-08-13 08:39:28 -0500 Report

See if where you live, if your county has a medical place that they take low income people, and you pay according to your income. I go to a place where, you only pay $10 dollars a visit, they help you with medications and your supplies. Good luck.

Poodle gal
Poodle gal 2013-08-02 21:01:13 -0500 Report

The best suggestion I have would be to call several local doctors and see if anyone has any contacts or suggestions for you. Obviously being 300 or above is not healthy for you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers…Being in your situation is just plain wrong and I hope you find a solution soon!

Scarlet03 2013-07-31 00:45:59 -0500 Report

That is really dangerous, 300 and over if not taken care of properly you'll do alot of damage …Ive been on the no insurance road before, and eventually I got really sick and ended up in the hospital.

Idk what your financial situation is, but there should be something in your community to help you.
Until then, please watch the amount of carbs in your diet and you are already watching your sugar levels. Good luck to you in finding help.

snuggles11 2013-07-31 00:36:02 -0500 Report

How about your diet
Are you watching your carbs?

bonuskid40 2013-07-31 18:00:33 -0500 Report

Does your doctor know about this? Perhaps he or she can hook you up with some free samples until you get insurance again. I got a sample of Victoza from mine, for example. Public health department should have some meds they could give you or supply for a low cost.