By mrpaul88 Latest Reply 2010-04-03 23:30:00 -0500
Started 2010-03-17 19:51:06 -0500

Hi i am a type 2 diabetic and I have been sence i was 10 and i am now 22. I am relying on a insulin pump at the moment and im getting free insulin but not for long and im about out of insulin pump sights and I dont know what to do I have been trying to get a job but no one will higher me and i have a baby on the way.
If theres anyone out there that can help i would appreciate it.

12 replies

Least 2010-04-03 23:30:00 -0500 Report

I've never heard of a Type 2 being on an insulin pump, how long have you had it? Without a doctor how are you determining doses? Which pump do you use? I'm Type 1 and on the Medtronic Paradigm right now…

Sorry I sort of peppered you with questions there!

Keep us posted on how you're doing!


Hinboyz3 2010-03-18 07:12:30 -0500 Report

I know things seem very hard right now. But hold your head up and be strong something will come your way very soon. Have you tried in your own county for free help with your meds, and doctor? Not sure if you have that where you live. But its worth a try. I commend you! you're a strong young man, please keep us informed of any progress you make.

Zimoss 2010-03-17 23:31:48 -0500 Report

try this web site…it is the one that is usually listed at the end of a commercial…"if you are not able to afford your medication xxxxx drug company may be able to help"


sweething 2010-03-17 22:39:13 -0500 Report

Have you ever heard at the end of a commercial for a particular drug, if you are unable to buy your prescription, call us. So call the company that makes your insulin and see if they will give some to you. You have to have it. The phone number is usually on the company's website. Your baby needs a daddy. Do it for him or her. Good luck.

Roy531 2010-03-17 21:36:00 -0500 Report

Try needymeds.com some companies will supply free meds if you qualify

scribbles 2010-03-17 19:59:55 -0500 Report

I wish you lived in my area. The Diabetes Treatment Center has a program that will get you what you need for 3 years AND will find a way to keep you supplied.
What kind of work are you looking for? Don't say "anything" because there are some things one just can't do.

mrpaul88 2010-03-17 20:07:24 -0500 Report

Customer service, sales, restaurant food service, warehouse.

scribbles 2010-03-17 20:17:25 -0500 Report

It is against the law for them to discriminate. Just don't bring it up (don't lie). When it does eventually come up, innocently "oh, didn't I tell you?"
Is your credit good enough to work at a call center? People call in and you take orders for whatever they are selling.
You are covered (against discrimination) by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Not all handicaps are visible. You may not be "legally" disabled, but you are challenged, and therefore, covered. I hope that knowledge puts enough starch in your spine for you to keep on keepin' on.

mrpaul88 2010-03-17 20:55:43 -0500 Report

Ya i think so. and iv been trying to file for SSI and i have been denied like 5 times in the past 2 years.

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