have no insurance Am going to run out of test strips

By mjleys Latest Reply 2010-06-06 09:19:35 -0500
Started 2010-06-05 11:47:00 -0500

I just lost my insurance. I am going to run out of test strips. Does anyone know a program that supplies test strips for free? I am already getting my drugs that I need , but the test strips are not included.

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gregsteele 2010-06-06 09:19:35 -0500 Report

MJ what kind of meter do you have i have some extra strips and lancets also emma said she has some shell send me i need to know what you have so i can see if i can help anyone else in need just ask who knows what we can get started

Emma2412 2010-06-05 20:53:44 -0500 Report

Hi, mjleys
Try looking on the Interent for "free diabetic test strips" and see what comes up. or call local hospitals and clinics and see if they can make a referral.
Also call the maker of your meter. They possibly can supply you with some while you're looking for a regular supply. It won't hurt to ask. Who's supplying your drugs? Maybe you can get a referral from them.

RAYT721 2010-06-05 18:34:39 -0500 Report

Since the program you would like to know about would be a local city, county, or state program I would suggest looking into local social service agencies (phone book, web search) or with an agency referral service such as your local United Way Agencies. It's worth a phone call.

gregsteele 2010-06-05 12:40:54 -0500 Report

check to see if there is a free health clinic in your area , you can also try talking to a diabetic educator as they often get supplies from vendors and will give them to people who cannot afford them when i was first diagnosed my educator gave me an extra meter ,150 strips and a vial of levimir to help me out , good luck love to all GREG