help getting test strips

By mattamos Latest Reply 2011-01-08 17:44:50 -0600
Started 2011-01-08 11:04:23 -0600

okay i was looking a the disscution board and a lot of people don't have insurance and need test supplies. heres what i did.
first go to the website of the maker of you meter. many of them have a patient assistance program. these programs allow you to get free supplies if you qualify. and NOT HAVING INSURANCE HELPS YOU QUALIFY. everything from insulin meters and test strips. i know abbott has one and i love lilly cares. any rate download the pattient assistance form. YOU WILL need a doctor to fill part of it out. but in 6 to 8 weeks you should get your meds free. also and this is a pain call your local dhs dept. [department of human survices] and ask if they have free on low cost clinics that can help you . also ask if they have a program to get free meds in your county. these places fill out forms gett your meds and call you when there in. also while on the website for the pham companys ckeck for coupons or rebates to help take the sting out of meds you do buy. there is also discount cards for use at pharmacys. i hope this helps some one when i was diagnoses it was scary. these things due take work but using them i have not had to buy supplies for diebetes for 2 years.

4 replies

hummingbird47 2011-01-08 17:17:05 -0600 Report

newly diabetic only 2 months i found out,,i have medicare but it dont help,,i tired to get test strips with a script and cvs said even with medicare had to 74.98 i cant afford it…what can i do?

PetiePal 2011-01-08 17:02:02 -0600 Report

Visit your local diabetes center as well. Most states have programs that will give you free supplies if you can't afford them. Also your doctor usually will supply a good deal of free samples to help out if they know your situation.

jayabee52 2011-01-08 15:00:58 -0600 Report

Thanks for sharing that with us! While I do have Medicare, I'll pass on this discussion to folks who have no ins. & need supplies

JustMeGayle 2011-01-08 17:44:50 -0600 Report

I found an ad post on getting supplies for the uninsured and you know what it looks like a pretty good deal I asked people to comment on it and let me know if I should order and if so and you think it looks like a good deal I could get you more information on it but just check it out I just posted it today myself on what I found.