Diabetic supplies

RC Hodge
By RC Hodge Latest Reply 2012-12-30 17:04:32 -0600
Started 2010-06-26 19:16:41 -0500

Can anybody, and I mean ANYBODY, tell me where to possibly get syringes for my insulin without having to pay for them? Does Medicaid cover their cost? Are there any pharmaceutical companies out there that supply them to those of us in need.? Just wondering and hoping that some of you ot there will have the info I need. Am willing to share my phone number if that is allowed to expedite the process. Please if someone has info please share it with me. thank you in advance, RC

16 replies

JoleneAL 2011-06-07 08:33:47 -0500 Report

I buy extras on Amazon.com - I just got Novolog and my Lantus needles are hard to use with it and its measurements needed; so I just ordered them from Amazon what I needed.

ccritch 2010-06-29 12:20:34 -0500 Report

Kingdomcare.com Free diabetic supplies for those with insurance. how it works, your insurance pays their half and kingdom care pays for the rest. No expense to you at all. Lancets, Test Strips, Syringes. Unlimited supply you will never run out. I start receiving mine today directly to my home doesn not matter where you live Country or State. check it out! www.kingdomcare.com

Good Luck and God Bless

gregsteele 2010-06-27 10:10:32 -0500 Report

Youve already been given some good info ,with as script both medicaid &medicare will pay (at least here in AR. ) medicare will pay in all states also if you can find a cde they will often give you some , if there is a place where they help addicts they often give them away to help keep them disease free hope this helps good luck love to all GREG

Elrond 2010-06-26 22:15:49 -0500 Report

I have several hundred insulin syringes lying around here taking up space. I don't use them any more because I'm on an insulin pump now. The problem is that I'm currently in a very bad financial end-of-the-month bind. If you can hold on until my disability check arrives on the first of the month, I'll send you some syringes. I haven't counted but I'll see how many I can send. I'm sending a friend request so we can exchange addresses privately. Or my email is listed on my profile. Feel free to contact me.

RC Hodge
RC Hodge 2010-06-26 22:37:00 -0500 Report

Ok Elrond thanks so much. I am new to this medicaid thing as I just got on it this past month. OI will check it out and talk to my doctor this week too. Maybe I won't need to put you out for sending the syringes, but it is a really cool and godly thing for you to offer. I do music ministry and so I appreciate such a selfless act and recognize the love of God in your act. My number is 715-933-1686 if you want to call. Thanks again man and God bless you

ccritch 2010-06-29 12:28:01 -0500 Report

Hi Elrond, do you pay for your pump supplies? I am receiving all my pump supplies free through kingdom care. you should check it out. It works only if you are insured. Your insurance pays it's half and Kingdom care pays the rest and delivers it directly to your door.

How do you like your pump? I love mine, My BG has not been over 140. Compared to 250-300's.

Good Luck and God Bless

monkeymama 2010-06-26 20:29:12 -0500 Report

Medicaid does pay for insulin syringes. All you need is a prescription from your doctor to get the insurance company to pay for them. Are you on SSI? I am very familiar with both types of Medicaid.

RC Hodge
RC Hodge 2010-06-26 22:47:25 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info. I am so new to this medicaid stuff, just started this month, June. I do appreciate your help. I guess as I told Elrond I'll just call my doctor and ask for his help. Thanks again

Harlen 2010-06-26 19:44:02 -0500 Report

If you have Medicaid part B thy will cover them
You can go see you Endo they may give you some?
If you get no love there try
they have helped others that I know
Best wishes

RC Hodge
RC Hodge 2010-06-26 19:57:51 -0500 Report

Thanks Harlan. I guess I am somewhat confused. I do have medicaid but I don't know if I have part B or what. How do I tell? Is there something in the paperwork that explains it?

Harlen 2010-06-26 21:14:44 -0500 Report

I think you pay for part B
Read your paper work and see what it seys
Best wishes

jayabee52 2010-06-27 02:55:20 -0500 Report

Perhaps the confusion is in the words.

" Part B" is mediCARE (and yes you contribute toward the cost if the insurance).

RC was asking about MediCAID which is money the Feds grant to states to run their own medical welfare plans (Here in CA it is called Medi-CAL). EACH state can cover different things, so just because CA covers something doesn't mean NV or AZ does.

MediCARE and mediCAID are two different programs and handled in different ways.

I believe you can be on mediCAID without being on mediCARE, but I could be wrong on that.

RC Hodge
RC Hodge 2010-06-27 03:28:38 -0500 Report

I do believe you are right about that one. That is what is so confusing for me. So I guess I will just have to call the number on the back of my insurance card and find out if they cover this stuff or not. I don't look forward to that cause every time I call these people I get sooooo confused. But thanks anyway for the info and the attempt at clarification. I sent you a letter via friend mail. God bless and keep you. Look forward to getting to know you better. RC

Elrond 2010-06-27 03:43:32 -0500 Report

Another thing to do. If you're a military veteran, the VA is an extremely valuable resource, When I was forced into retirement by a stroke at the age of 43, I lost my medical insurance. I applied to the VA and they took over my medical care. It's a hassle going to the nearest VA hospital for all my appointments but they're free as are my prescriptions. When I suffered a major heart attack a few years later, the VA handled that and even implanted a $50,000.00 pacemaker at no cost to me. They recently replaced that pacemaker due to a weak battery and placed me on a $7,000.00 insulin pump. All at no cost to me. My heart disease and diabetes would be a terrible financial burden on my limited disability income without the VA handling my medical needs.

Katsarecool 2010-06-27 06:07:09 -0500 Report

you took the words right out of my mouth. The only commonalities is that Medicare's Handbook they mail out each year displays their income requirements for extra assistance paying for prescription meds and some medical supplies that will be paid for by Medicare and Medicaid. So states have wiggle room on some things but not all. I think this information is found near the rear of the Handbook.

In my case, my meds are paid for by Medicare and my Medicare premiums are paid for by Georgia's Medcaid program. Hope this helps.

Nancy Ann