in great need of ascensia breeze disk test strips..

By mike67 Latest Reply 2009-02-11 10:33:42 -0600
Started 2008-12-29 01:41:31 -0600

i am a type 1 diabetic who is without health insurance and now layed off from work,if you have any disk that you no longer use that are in date i will pay for shipping and also a fee for your time,thank you in advance,m.b.

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LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-02-01 18:17:52 -0600 Report

You're getting some great help here, and it will surely help others as well. That's what's wonderful about this site - that we can learn and help each other out.

mike67 2009-02-11 10:33:42 -0600 Report

your so right. i am here for anyone who needs help with there diabetic needs i have found help at last with my medical/diabetic needs,i do have some lancets if anyone out there needs them. thanks to all of you that have helped me with my diabetic medical needs, m.b.

roger 2009-01-31 12:10:57 -0600 Report

call your endo or md they may have free met and strips in office you can pick up cant hurt to ask . when i cant do my copay i do this to get my pills. and they are happy to help they may even have prog to get strips for free so you can use your same meter. you can also try the meter co for help i found you just have to ask and they jump to help just look what happend hear

2009-01-11 11:41:26 -0600 Report

I have not read through the replies, terribly awful of me, so you probably already heard this, but do a web search for free ascentia supplies; I know they are around; Hit the web and get more than you need if you have to so you don't run out too soon. Look through and sign on different diabetic web sites as well, there are answers out theere, don't give up,lots of luck Claudia, when I am done here I will do a search too. and post the sites to you if I find what you need,ok.

2009-01-11 11:53:44 -0600 Report

I have found a site and put in a request for you; my name and email address; so if you want to send me your email address through mine so I can get your address to send them to mail to, if they answer as they said they would, I will gladly do so. I am not yet one of your friends so I can not send you a private message yet, my email is small and I don't give this to just anyway unless I think I can help them, so feel honored,lol, I really mean it though, you are in need and I want to help. Claudia this is another site that offers free test strips if you apply; I will browse a couple more

calebsemme2003 2009-01-11 06:11:24 -0600 Report

there are all kinds of places to get your strips but you may have to swicth meters yhe one touch company has a program and so does bayer any questions please respond back

Anngelia 2009-01-02 10:01:54 -0600 Report

Try the parnership for prescription assistance. their website is

They can put you in touch with programs for every Rx that you take or need.

mike67 2009-01-03 16:49:38 -0600 Report

hello , thank you so for your help.i have contacted them and they say that they will help me with one month which will be good. the program is by bayer which makes the ascensia, autodisc its the best meter i have found because you do not have to reload it very often, friends, mike barieer

Sloan 2009-01-31 11:24:01 -0600 Report

Mike, I too am unemployed and cannot afford my glucose strips. It you will change metes to Accu-Check Aviva or any Accu-Check meter, Roche Diag. Patient Assistance Program will send you your strips for FREE if you meet the income guidelines. Here is the number to call. 1-866-441-4090. They have been sending me strips every three months for a year. I wear a pump and stick 4 times a day. Hope this helps. Sloan

Avera 2008-12-29 23:21:57 -0600 Report

Hi Mike,

Those ascensia breeze disks are so expensive that not lots of people use them. It might be hard to find some for free. If you can't find any, go with a cheaper meter while you are out of work. Regular test strips are easier to get from local free clinics for those in need.

Just about every city and town has a website called "Freecycle." Do a web search for your city and check on there for the disks. You can also say you would like to have some and maybe someone on there will reply. Just a thought but meanwhile,,,lots of luck with your search.

mike67 2008-12-29 23:48:06 -0600 Report

hello, you are right about the cost they are too much. if i wrote the company and told them of my job loss would they help me till the economy gets better and i get another job, thank you anyway, friends, mike barieer

Avera 2008-12-29 23:54:33 -0600 Report

You could try writing them. I would! It never hurts to ask and about this time of year, the big companies will be looking for those tax deductions. Let us know if they comply.

mike67 2008-12-31 14:17:28 -0600 Report

hey, thank you, could you tell me how many disk i can get for the 29 dollars from canada? thank you so much for your help, mike b.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2008-12-29 09:56:45 -0600 Report

Hi Mike. I'm just getting back on here after a brief time off and saw your discussion. So many people are having the same problem these days. Very frustrating, I know. Have you asked your physician and your pharmacist about some possible help obtaining these? I did not look to see where you are located, but there are usually local (county) programs, etc., that can give you some direction and help as well. I wish you luck and a much better New Year.

mike67 2008-12-29 23:46:18 -0600 Report

hello. thank you for your comment. we must do something here in the usa too many people are out of work and not able to buy the needed medical suppies and meds they need. yet we are the wealthest country on earth.. well hope you have a good new year, friends, mike barieer

2008-12-29 06:05:46 -0600 Report

I use a different meter but maybe we can find you some. I will check some sites I know that are fairly inexpensive just to check the prices. I will let you know if i have any luck later today. Take care, Angie

mike67 2008-12-29 23:43:54 -0600 Report

thank you so much for your help. i will try to find some strips of some sort. we have a clinic here that is free but they have no strips they will write a prescription for them but they cost about 109.00 dollars much more than i can afford. thanks ,mike b.

2008-12-30 13:24:32 -0600 Report

Mike, the cheapest I could find was on Ebay for around $40.00. That didn't include shipping and handling. My niece works at a pharmacy and gets mine at 50% off and they are still expensive. Maybe someone knows of a state program for Alabama and Mississippi and ALL states to help get these necessary strips! Take care, Angie

mike67 2008-12-31 14:15:50 -0600 Report

thank you so much for your help with the strips. i am going to look for another type of strips that are more affordable, happy new year to you, mike

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