Struggling to Afford Insulin

By sweetdiabetic Latest Reply 2014-06-23 07:46:40 -0500
Started 2014-06-22 01:46:17 -0500

Hi everyone! I have been a type 1 diabetic for 11 years and have just recently started completely paying for all of my insulin and supplies.

Does anybody have an insurance plan that they would recommend or a cost-effective insulin regimen? I have a very high yearly deductible for my insurance plan to keep premiums low, but it looks like I'm not going to meet it this year, and I can barely afford the prices for my novolog and lantus that I have been on for years.

Any comments/suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated!

5 replies

jayabee52 2014-06-22 17:43:48 -0500 Report

Howdy sweetD
I have been searching for 8 0r 9 alternatives to the PPACA (Obamacare) insurances, but have as of yet not found it. I had posted it on one of the other Alliance health websites, but unfortunately it was one of several which was taken down. One of the suggested alternatives which I remember was a faith based ministry like "Samaritan's Purse" (there are no doubt others but this one is the best known) You can find out more about them here ~ you can also read more here ~

robinsab 2014-06-22 09:58:36 -0500 Report

I would recommend asking your Doctor for samples (they always have them even if they say they don't). I would also call the maker of the insulin and they have programs for individuals in your situation where they can usually help out. Best if luck to you!

Chevy Vega
Chevy Vega 2014-06-23 07:46:40 -0500 Report

There are a FEW doctors who have taken a stand against the free samples bribery. The only good thing about the free samples is that the doctor can give some away to those who can't afford it.

It's amazing; there are laws regarding prescription drugs. Some even claim that you can't possess your own prescribed medication outside its own bottle. Yet, we have an incredible amount of prescription drugs floating around out there, with very little accountability.

Just thinking out loud.

neverlowbg 2014-06-22 02:10:54 -0500 Report

Ask dr for samples talk to drug manufacture for coupons and discounts and ask pharmacist for drug discount cards