Desperation

pkb129
By pkb129 Latest Reply 2010-07-23 14:29:49 -0500
Started 2010-07-23 10:19:51 -0500

My dh was diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic 20 years ago. He was taking pills till he lost his job and insurance five years ago. He is type 2. He was an UNcontrolled diabetic in my eyes.

He's been working at a temp. service job off and on for a year, but it is a 12 hour shift job, on his feet, wearing steel toed shoes. (He is a computer scientist, NOT a factory worker!)

It started with a sore…he thought he was treating it okay…he continued to work 12 hour shifts, three nights in a row…it got worse, he didn't complain. Then it got even "worser" FINALLY went to the podiatrist, she sent him to an Infectious Disease Dr. Two days later they amputated his great toe (big toe on left foot). NOW he is a controlled diabetic

My 19 year old daughter was just diagnosed as a type 1, insulin dependent.
We are UNinsured. We have a Patients Assistant Program for her which will take care of her insuliin for the 12 months. Tho buying strips is killing us, cause she uses 28 in a week!

It's pretty crazy around here let me tell you.

Any suggestions, helps, ideas to help us better control all of this AND be able to somehow afford and get diabetic supplies?

Thank you!
pkb


2 replies

Kirla
Kirla 2010-07-23 14:29:49 -0500 Report

Wal-Mart sell the Reli On meter for about $10.00. Strips cost about $20.00 for 50 strips.

Kevin

Harlen
Harlen 2010-07-23 13:13:05 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I have frend the use the Walmart meeter and strips they are very low cost
Testing is the only way to keep your blood sugar funning the right way
Best wishes
Harlen

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