By svesco Latest Reply 2010-03-19 22:24:55 -0500
Started 2010-02-28 00:13:57 -0600

Hello Everybody,

If anybody happens to have extra strips I can buy I would appreciate it. I have type 1 and been diabetic since I was 11 and I'm now 33 and just lost my job which means no insurance. I also have to buy Insluin which is so expensive I have no idea what I'm going to do. I have tried to go to the free clinics but because I make 1200 a month on unemployment that wont help. (little do they know I have rent and bills and also have to buy all my insluin and needles and strips over the counter. Please any help would be great. I'm not asking for free, I will pay.

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Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-03-01 22:32:34 -0600 Report

Drug companies that sell insulin or diabetes medications usually have patient assistance programs. Such programs are available only through a physician. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and its member companies sponsor an interactive website with information about drug assistance programs at

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Check on the internet for other resources. Hope you get the help you need.

rankearl 2010-03-01 21:34:41 -0600 Report

hi do you have a clinic in your area they have helped me soo much calhuman resourees in your are hope that helped ((HUGS)) julie

veggie1962 2010-03-01 09:56:50 -0600 Report

For your testing supplies, check out the ReliOn brand at WalMart. Their Ultima meter is basically the same meter as Abbott's Precision Xtra (but it doesn't test for ketones like the Xtra does). They also have good prices on pen needles, syringes and lancets. They also have insulin (vials) but it is not the latest generation of once/twice a day basils and rapid acting mealtime insulins.

Here is a link to a prescription assistance organization. Not sure if you would qualify financially but you could check it out:

You could also check out the websites of the brands of insulin you take to see if they have their own assistance programs.

Here is a good link that helps you find various assistance programs and which one is best for you:

MAYS 2010-02-28 00:34:03 -0600 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

I am sorry to hear about your misfortune.
We will try our best to help you !

svesco 2010-02-28 00:37:24 -0600 Report

Thank you, hopefully soon something happens with this healthcare issues. It's just not fair.

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