Now I am one of them

DonnaAnn
By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-09-28 06:11:10 -0500
Started 2008-09-22 00:35:10 -0500

Well, I am out of money and insurance. So, I have also no medicines. My hope that by diet alone will get me thru, until, hopefully I can get some sort of insurance. This is going to be a big rough wave to ride. But, I have seen how many of you here have done it. so, I know it can be done!


10 replies

Bluebutterfly
Bluebutterfly 2008-09-28 06:11:10 -0500 Report

Check with walmart ,They carry a 4.00 program. I pay 4.00 for my Metformin.I hope this helps .You can get a lot o prescriptions for 4.00.

MrFixit
MrFixit 2008-09-27 13:21:28 -0500 Report

welcome to my world… I have been down that road…There is help out there it just finding where to look..
Talk to your doctor about support from the drug manfactures If you are low or no income the have programs that they will give you meds for free and they are not generic. also social services has many programs for low income ( this dosen't matter if you own your home either) If you talk to the diabetes people at your local hospital some have sources for test strips you can get for free also if you are insulin dependent some areas have programs that you can exchange your used needles for "NEW" replacements.

Punkie200
Punkie200 2008-09-23 08:58:10 -0500 Report

Donna, Where do you live? Can you get help from Medicare? Check your local DSS and free clinics. Also your Doctor may be able to help you. What medicines are you now taking? Maybe some of us could help you out. Also, you may want to check out on the web some of the pharmisutical (sp). I wish you and your family the best of luck.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-23 06:09:31 -0500 Report

DONNA ANN , I WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU SOMEHOW, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS YOU NEED RIGHT NOW…I CAN SEE WHAT MY DIABETIC GROUP CAN COME UP WITH
HUGS,
DEBE

kdroberts
kdroberts 2008-09-23 05:55:58 -0500 Report

The ADA isn't the only diabetes association. Check to see if there are any local diabetes associations in your area. They generally can help with programs, especially ones that are little known local ones, as well as having nutritionalists, CDE's and nurses on staff that can help you out. They usually have good contacts within the local healthcare community and might be able to get you fixed with samples and/or free/cut price doctor visits or prescriptions.

It probably isn't much use to many people on the board but here is one for Cleveland and NE Ohio. http://www.dagc.org. It's good for non-members but for $25 a year you get 1-year subscription to Diabetes Self-Management, quarterly DAGC newsletters, quarterly email diabetes updates, unlimited free use of the on-site Aronoff Library and Resource Center, and DAGC membership/medical ID card. Not a bad deal.

Lori Dee
Lori Dee 2008-09-23 05:50:39 -0500 Report

I'm so sorry to hear it. It must be scary. Are there any programs at all that you can use to try to get your testing supplies at least? Also, I know that my metaformin is covered at Target under their $4 prescription program.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-09-22 12:30:30 -0500 Report

Oh Donna Ann, I am so sorry to hear what happened. If you are like me, you make too much to get help, and don't make enough to take care of things. You know my heart is here for you.

Yes, there is hope after meds....You will have to watch more things much more closeley, but you might also surprize yourself and find out just how much you can do without them. You have the right heart, the right attitude to help you thru it. If you need anything I will do my best to be your support thru the tough times. We can do it together...yes we can!

ShortyD
ShortyD 2008-09-22 00:47:41 -0500 Report

Don't you have what they call a free clinic there. A free clinic is like a church or clinic that take low-income.
my thought and prays will be with you.