I have lived with type 2 diabetes for over a decade, but I have been lucky to have good healthcare which allowed me to monitor and respond to my condition. Recently, because of 4 surgeries to remove most of my large intestine, I became temporarily unable to work at my job as a college professor. My husband got laid off from his job about the same time. Long story short, we relocated to Missouri, where I am not currently eligible for medicaid, and we are both unemployed. I was able to get some assistance to acquire insulin through a health program and that is the good news. Unfortunately, even routine check ups and test strips are beyond our financial abilities right now. Does anyone know where diabetics can turn when they have no healthcare or financial resources in Missouri? Are there others of you out there fighting this same battle?
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