help needed despertely

akissis
By akissis Latest Reply 2009-11-16 08:46:49 -0600
Started 2009-10-20 10:35:27 -0500

i am a type 1 for 23 years.i live in greece/thessaloniki . things gone very bad the past 3 years.i have no job,income,and no insurance.some friends help me to stay in life.i make 4 insulin shots a day.i have many hi and lows,a doctor told me that i need a pump to cope with that,but i cant afford it.i want to live!!!!.if there is a way to help me liveor any other solution my e mail is ioakim.sismanidis@gmail.com small
thank you very much,and i wait reply…

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8 replies

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2009-11-15 06:46:22 -0600 Report

Akissis, I don't know what we can do to hep from here in the United States. Here we would try contacting one of the sites listed here or in one of the other discussions re free meds or the like. Or, we might try calling the drug manufacturers. So, I think you start with the drug manufactures in Greece or the offices in Greece if the companies are elsewhere. Try the company web sites. See if there are any drug trials or even pump trials running in Greece. Contact the government in Greece or health department or what ever other services you may have. Are there free medical clinics? It is hard to know what resources you have available to you in your country. Best of luck. S2

akissis
akissis 2009-11-15 10:31:17 -0600 Report

the people in my country (greece)with no insurance they can not get insulin pump therapy,so am i.i can only get very low supply of insulin and test strips from some hospitals.the cost in the market is unfortable since i dont work.i am alone and some friends help me in food and shelter but they cant help me in fund raiser. if someone helps may the god give him back ten times in every way of his life.you can contact me in ioakim.sismanidis@gmail .com. thank you and i wait for your reply as soon as possible

imsuzie2
imsuzie2 2009-11-15 21:14:57 -0600 Report

See if OmniPod can help 1- 888-6-GETPOD or visit MyOmniPod.com. I do not use a pump. Also check "Devices" in the menu to see if there is other information that might help. Good luck. S2

Chuck in TX
Chuck in TX 2009-11-14 21:44:50 -0600 Report

Akissis: This may be a little late, but here goes. I have been type 1 for ten years. I can't afford a pump either but I am not sure I would have one anyway. I use a mixture of slow and fast insulin injected twice a day. Then I eat accordingly. My A1c's are always below 6. It takes discipline but it can be done. You just have to keep trying.

Harlen
Harlen 2009-10-20 16:55:35 -0500 Report

Hello if you relly need help here is where you can get it
http://www.needymeds.org/
it has helped others

akissis
akissis 2009-10-22 02:07:28 -0500 Report

thanks for your advice.but i live in greece

GiGiB
GiGiB 2009-11-15 10:36:39 -0600 Report

Hello!
I would contact that site that Harlan listed. One thing is that the people at this site may be able to help you get in touch with someone in your country. It is going to take some serious work on your behalf. Also contact the American Diabetes Association in the States. Contact as many diabetic help sites - that is how you find answers and help. Above all do not give up!

GiGi