I dont know what to do....HELP....

By nikki832 Latest Reply 2013-02-01 01:08:52 -0600
Started 2010-06-01 22:44:14 -0500

hi every one my name is nicole i was diagnosed with type 1 diabecties when i was 16 im now 20 i cant have a baby at this moment and im married… i lost my dad and i live soo far away from my mother… im soo young to be though this i feel like im going to die… but well im still here… i guess you could say im in denial… its not that i dont want to take care of my self its just i dont have medicaid like i used to and i dont have money… soo i havent injected my self right… since 1 week… i am feeling bad…im soo glad that im surrounded by people that understand my condition…please i need help…

14 replies

Mair 2013-02-01 01:08:52 -0600 Report

Nikki everyones advice here is excellent! I might add a suggestion call your local diabetis association and also ask about support groups. It is hard whenn you have no one close to lean on but if you want a child in the future please take care of yourself . You cannot afford to be in denial.

diabetesfree 2013-01-31 13:02:33 -0600 Report

There is some help available if you can't afford insulin and do not have insurance. There are at least two companies that have Patient Assistance Programs that provide free insulin. The main qualifications are that you do not have insurance or are underinsured, the other is that you have a low income. There is some paperwork to do and the forms must be submitted through your Doctor, but it's a lot better than going without. You can try doing a lookup on http://www.pparx.org to find a patient assistance program that supplies the insulin you were prescribed. Hang in there!

Penguinlover 2010-06-15 10:10:41 -0500 Report

Nicole, I know what denial is believe me. I was diagnosed as a type 2 when I was 29 and then found out that they made a mistake about 3 years ago and that I am really a type 1. I do take insulin and I do understand what it's like to not have enough money to get insulin and other meds. I don't know where you live, but in ND there are drug companies that will provide FREE insulin and other meds. Your doctor just needs to complete a form asking for the meds you need and then the company goes from there. You will be able to have a baby someday. I had a beautiful baby boy and my pregnancy was the healthiest pregnancy I had ever had. I is now 14 and is the love of my life. I am in denial more than I'm not and I don't take my insulin either…even though I get it for free. I am scared all of the time and also feel as though I am going to die at a very young age if I don't get my act together. I had a stroke, heart attack and triple bypass surgery when I was 46 and I'm sure some of that was due diabetes. I'm here for you if you want…hang in there!

beckyq 2010-06-15 04:07:14 -0500 Report

hi my name is becky just joined this group, i have type 2 and im way over child baring years, but i will be praying for you that somthing will happen that will make you be able to bare children, i have 5 myself and about 12 grandchildren. anytime you want to talk here is my email beclyq@live.com small hang in there god knows what he is doing. god bless you

Homer-40 2010-06-14 22:01:37 -0500 Report

hi nicole my name is homer i was diagnosed over 3 years a go im 40 years old you dont have money fore your meds thay have clinecs to help you with that you can look it up in phon book or internet fore your area you can not go without your meds for having a babby your docter can help your frind homer:))

RAYT721 2010-06-14 20:31:51 -0500 Report

Hi Nicole! I'm a Type 2 as well and not on meds/insulin so I cannot much advice with that issue you are facing. I do believe that it's important to find programs that can help you get the medications and support that you need. Let having a child ride on the back seat for the time being. You have more pressing medical and financial needs. I would encourage you to talk with doctors, hospitals, clinics, United Way and local social service agencies that can help with the medical problems relating to your diabetes. Someone may know of clinical trials that you can qualify for that will supervise you and offer expert help. You don't want to be a laboratory experiment so many sure to get references before signing up for something that could lead to your condition worsening or growing another head. Regardless which type of diabetic you are, you are the type that will do well teaming up with us. Please keep us posted on your journey. We are all here for each other!!!

Harlen 2010-06-02 12:51:21 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
Well you have taken the first steps in taking care of your self good for you.In almost every state they have some help for them that cant help them selves. Here is some sites that help a lot too.
http://www.insulinpumpers.org Right your letter to Mike he can help you get started
Now if you would like some good info on how and why of diabetis try
They have helped me and others.
Well I hope this helps
feel free to drop me a line any time
Best wishes

Emma2412 2010-06-02 08:44:22 -0500 Report

Hi, Nikki
I can't offer you anything, I'm afraid, about Type I because I'm Type II and therefore know next to nothing about TI. But I can tell you one thing. You're not going to die — well, some day you are but not now. You have many years left for a happy, healthy life.
But the fear I can respond to. Why don't you have Medicaid any longer? Did you move out of the state where you had it before? I think every state has Medicaid, if I'm not mistaken. Look up Medicaid on the Internet and see what you can find. There is an organization called the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which might be able to give you some guidance about what to do. Look them up on the Internet and see what you can find out for your state.
I know that not having insurance is one of the reasons you're feeling down right now. I was without insurance for about 5 years early on in my diagnosis and it's not an easy thing to have to deal with. So, take some time and try to find an answer for yourself. Call your local hospitals, too, and ask if they have a diabetes program. If they do, attend the program if you can. Or if you can't because of an insurance problem, then ask them for information about possible ways you can get your insulin shots free. Have you done any research about "free insulin" on the Internet? Just be sure to read the fine print, though, and only deal with legitimate companies or organizations.
I'm very sorry you lost your Dad and that your Mom is so far away from you. If it's possible, can you take a few days to go and visit your Mom? Please let me know how you're doing. OK?

nikki832 2010-06-03 14:11:04 -0500 Report

thank you emma im goiing to take your advice ok…itz been hard for me buh i know now how to fight my dacessed… soo how r u doiing with your type 2???

Emma2412 2010-06-03 17:27:37 -0500 Report

Hi, Nikke
I'm not doing too badly at all. Thanks for asking.
I'm glad I could help you. Keep me in the loop, will you? I'll be thinking of how you're doing.
As far as I am concerned, I've had long periods in the beginning when I just was in total denial about the whole thing. Diabetes! Who wants diabetes? You know what I mean.
But I read something about diabetes and it scared me so bad that I wised up and started doing the right thing for myself.
It's been a long road for me but for the most part I'm between 73 and 140 now, sometimes a little higher 2 hours after I eat if I forget to take my meds. But, all in all, I thank God every day that he showed me what I was doing to my body by being in denial.
Coming on here to DC has been a real great experience for me. I've gotten so much inspiration. I love the stories and sometimes I have to run for the tissues so I can wipe away the tears. I love it here. It's the best diabetic site on the web.
Well, I better get re-started with my work. I work at home and sometimes I get goofing off. LOL

ston3xc 2010-06-02 08:40:30 -0500 Report

OK, first of all, you did the right thing by joining this site. everyone dealing with diabetes needs people to talk to that know what you're going through. There are people here that have ideas where you might be able to get help. Actually not being on medicaid will help you get FREE meds. People will hook you up with links- use them. I'm on medicaid and I can't get any free meds. There are lots of surrogate mothers here and we are ready to provide support any time you need it.I have requested you as a friend please accept.

nikki832 2010-06-03 14:11:29 -0500 Report

i will do that very soon thankz alot…

johmhjam 2010-06-14 19:06:00 -0500 Report

I have type 1, there was a time when i could not afford my med.. i was told my a friend to exercise, it worked , it kept my sugar at a normal level, i dont know if it will work for youbut it did for me, i workout everyday until i could get my med. again

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