Seeking care, medicines and the ever expensive test strips can sure burden the mind and finances of the uninsured. I know…I am uninsured. A full panel scan of bloodwork to determine, organ functions, cholesterol, triglycerides and a1c runs around $250-300 a whack. So what do you do when good care is cost prohibitive? Let yourself go and hope for the best? Even the Obamacare website is a disaster and who knows what that really means in the end of the day. This discussion is not intending to go any where near that touchy subject so don't go there either.
Let me share with you what I am doing to find care. I started to seek out Diabetic research studies. I found several in my city and even started to get info from other cities. Here are some generalizations about what I found. 1) You can enter into a study and out of a study at will. Once you are out then you are out however. Point being no one will make you do anything you feel unsafe about. 2) The studies are over seen by a doctor specializing in Diabetes. 3) Drugs are not experimental and are recognised approved Diabetic meds. 4) All blood work, meds, test strips, equipment etc.. is provided free. Regular scheduled doctor visits are also provided for along with a small stipend for gas. 5) They are not looking for patients in need of an intervention but a person a little over normal but not off the charts high.
The study I found lasts 4-7 years so I am elated to find a means to have care while I have no other means. I will be taking Metformin, journaling and having regular physicals. There are studies that combine diet and exercise to get off medication. Type1 studies etc…I live in St Louis and googled my city and Diabetic studies. I feel those associated with a major Medical Centers or a Medical School will provide the best care for folks like us, uninsured and needing care
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