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By sherid623 Latest Reply 2010-12-01 14:46:51 -0600
Started 2010-06-26 14:46:52 -0500

Want to introduce myself, my name is Sheri and I have been a type 1 diabetic since 1996 when I was 29. Ive had a lot of problems with being a diabetic dont know if its because I was in denial or what but I am just now getting super serious about taking care of myself! Why now you ask? Because back in April I weas sick with the flu and was not taking all the insulin I was supposed to take(felt super bad) and I ended up in the Hospital in a Coma~ was ther in ICU for 2 days before I woke up( I could hear my husband and the nurses but couldn't open my eyes) then anothe 4 days in a step down unit! The thing is I could have died…
I have a 23 year old daughter a 20 year old son and a 6 year old son, and I cant leave them just because I am in denail or ignorant about my health! So I am doing everything I can to stay with my Family and do my BEST to be there for them! The hard thing is, I dont have Insurance and all the stuff I take for diabetes takes away from my Family! All then medicine I take I buy from Wal-Mart …my doctor would like me on Lantus but I cant afford $75 a bottle…anyways I could use any and all advice you all might have! Thanks for reading my book LOL :)

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Kissmybubbles 2010-12-01 14:46:51 -0600 Report

I would advise you to go to your local welfare assistance office and apply for medicaid. If anything, you can apply only for yourself and should be able to recieve benefits. I did it and even with what my husband made They told me my child was eligable. I had to pay a monthly premium (only 30 a month) and they covered hospitalization and everything but a small co pay on all of her meds (Including her Lantis, Humalog, strips, lancets, etc…). Give it a shot. It is well worth trying for! Take care of you.

gregsteele 2010-06-27 10:16:43 -0500 Report

You are always among friends here you will get good advice along with great support glad to hear your going to take this more seriously sometimes we have to get beat up a little before we get the point good luck let us know how things go and how we can help love to all GREG

petals 2010-06-26 17:29:18 -0500 Report

Hi and Welcome to DC!! I am so glad to hear that you are ready to be serious about your health. I am proud of you for that. Some people never get to the point of taking diabetes seriously. I am sorry that you almost died. I can see that you are determined to live and to take care of yourself. You are in my prayers. Take care.

Harlen 2010-06-26 15:16:44 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I think we all have trouble at some time the thing is dont do it twice lol mite not be so lucky next time test test teat when sick
Best wishes

sherid623 2010-06-26 15:23:43 -0500 Report

Thanks Harlen…I am sure gonna stick to my dr's directions alot more strictly! Some of us just have to be whacked up side the head witha 2x4 to GET the message! :)

alanbossman 2010-06-26 15:00:43 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC community. I can see you have had trouble and you manged to escape death. this time you still need to take all your meds. Others here maybe able to help you find away to get meds cheaper or free.

sherid623 2010-06-26 15:25:05 -0500 Report

Thanks, Ive gotten the message LOL! Looking into trying to get some Lantus from the drug Company's…

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