Help for people with no insurance

By moonwillow01 Latest Reply 2010-07-22 11:09:54 -0500
Started 2010-07-19 11:29:43 -0500

I am new to Diabetic Connect and love this site! I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 2 years ago. I have boughts with keeping sugar under control but am always learning and trying new things.

My problem is, I live in rural Michigan and work a seasonal job in the industry of making sugar. We do not get medical insurance through this company because it is seasonal. I have trouble with testing supplies. Does anyone know of where I can go for help with that? I keep reading about help with insurance just can't find anyone to help with no insurance. I would certainly welcome any information!

6 replies

RAYT721 2010-07-21 17:34:44 -0500 Report

I was just googling the word "patient assistance programs" and found a number of drug companies that may be able to help, depending on the medication(s) you require. Go ogling at!!!

Harlen 2010-07-19 18:23:58 -0500 Report

hello and welcome
You can get a low coast meeter and test strips from walmart
Have you tried going thrue the state?
You can try
They have helped others
Best wishes

moonwillow01 2010-07-22 11:07:27 -0500 Report

Thanks Harlen, I do have a relion meter & test strips from wal-mart. The problem is they are hard to get ahold of in my area. I have talked to the person that does the ordering and asked her to order more. They sell out the minute they hit the shelves.

MAYS 2010-07-19 11:44:57 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

You may find this link to a discussion of free and reduced price supplies and services interesting and helpful:

Feel free to add to it, and please let us know how helpful any of this has been for you, the feedback will be greatly appreciated.


moonwillow01 2010-07-22 11:09:54 -0500 Report

Thank you, I will try this link and report back to you! Thank-you to everyone for the help. I did speak with my Dr. yesterday, she is looking in to what she can come up with. I live in a small farm community just over the county line of where I could get everything free…5 miles makes the difference! I will be back to work in a few weeks then things will be easier!

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