for over 20 years

By classylady48 Latest Reply 2011-07-29 12:33:45 -0500
Started 2010-01-11 09:20:57 -0600

I've been a diabetic and this is the first time that i don't have health insurance and the first time that i don't have enough money to buy my insulin. this time it will be about 2 week. I;ll just take the pill which are atos and metform. I hope that this time i can make it

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ShellyLargent 2011-07-29 12:28:56 -0500 Report

I was in a sort of similar situation. Talk to your doctor and see if there's a generic version of your meds. Also check with Walmart. Their $4 prescription plan is great. I know some diabetic oral meds are on their approved list, just not sure which ones. They also have a brand of insulin, ReliOn that is only $25 a bottle. That's what I'm using and have had no problems with it. ReliOn also makes syringes ($12/box) and meters and test strips. Both of which are very inexpensive. I use their Micro meter (paid $9) and a box of 100 count strips are $36. They make lower quanities for less money, you'd just have to see what you need. The meter works great. It's comparable to my One Touch that I was using. I went from $600 - $700 a month (and that's with insurance) to just over $100 by switching all my prescriptions to Walmart and ReliOn.

mamaoak 2010-01-11 19:47:30 -0600 Report

so sorry to here of your problem but i think harlens sugestion might be a good start. dont give up.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-01-11 18:54:58 -0600 Report

Call your city or county health department, explain your situation, and ask if they can help or, if not, recommend a solution - a social service agency or free health clinic, perhaps.

That's why those folks are there.

Take care.

Hinboyz3 2010-01-11 10:57:53 -0600 Report

Everyones circumstances are all different, we are all different, I've had insurance all lm life. And yes like a lot of my friends here on the site I find myself without any at the time. But trust me Im trying to stand up on lm on 2 feet to better myself and my family. It's not so easy for a lot of us but we do manage to do the best that we can possible do with what we all have at the time. So I do understand where your coming from Classylady48, hopefully soon things will get better for us all.

Deb-G 2010-01-11 11:27:40 -0600 Report

Sometimes the drug Co. can help you or qualify you for their own programs…Cant hurt to call the makers…

Best of luck to you…we've all had good times, and bad but things have a way of working out…Never give up…hang in there :)

ShellyLargent 2011-07-29 12:33:45 -0500 Report

When I was looking into getting help with my meds, I tried the drug companies. They do offer assistance on their products, however I found that it was on only certain meds they made, not all, and to qualify for assistance, you had to have almost no income. Their $$$ restrictions to qualify were absolutely riddiculous!

donna13 2010-01-11 09:45:28 -0600 Report

There are so many on this site who don't have insurance and I am just appalled. I'm lucky that I am eleigible for medicare and also have a supplemental plan from the company I retired from which takes care of my meds. I won't get political, but this great country must do better!