Assistance for testing supplies

chdhnsly82
By chdhnsly82 Latest Reply 2011-02-28 11:32:57 -0600
Started 2011-02-26 15:12:12 -0600

I am new to taking insulin injections and have discovered it can be very expensive with all the test strips, lancets, and many other necessary things and was wondering if anyone knows ways of getting help with these expenses..


5 replies

veggie1962
veggie1962 2011-02-28 11:32:57 -0600 Report

What insulins are you taking and is it by syringe or pen? Where are you located? What meter do you currently use and how often are you testing? Are you insured and if so, what insurance?

There maybe be options open to you for money savings depending on your answers to these questions.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-02-27 15:44:45 -0600 Report

I got a very nice meter free of charge thanks to a site another member posted: http://www.defeatdiabetes.org/
I wrote them and email and a week later a meter arrived in the mail, it's got very cheap strips on eBay, as much as 300 strips for $40 from some sellers.

I've also signed up for a prescription card that covers diabetic supplies that I found on the ADA site. I haven't used it yet so I don't know how much things for me cost but it varies from area to area and supply to supply. http://www.togetherrxaccess.com/Tx/jsp/home.jsp

I buy my lancets at walmart because they are only $4.14 for a hundred here. But I've also bought them in lots off of eBay for good prices.

eBay and wal-mart seem to be some of the best places to make diabetes easier on your wallet.

MAYS
MAYS 2011-02-27 15:11:39 -0600 Report

Diabetes is a very, very expensive disease.
Dealing with it financially requires not only finances and resources but also very careful planning (phone calls and web searching) but it can be done.
Here are some places from which you can start your request for help:

http://www.isletsofhope.com/diabetes/assistan...

http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/financi...

http://www.needymeds.org/

You can also contact the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture your medication, most of them have programs that will help those who cannot afford their medications, you should look into it.

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/42...

I hope that this information helps.

~Mays~

Harlen
Harlen 2011-02-27 14:42:24 -0600 Report

It is hard to get help if your able to do it your self but there are some things we can do You can get your metter and test strips ae Walmart they are the cheepest ,Lancets well I use them 3 to 6 times not what you shoud do but I do .
You can call the comp's that make ywhat you use and see if they are willing to help ??? sometimes they will.
when you have a little money they wish to take it all what can I sey thats the world we live in.
Best wishes
Harlen

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