How do I prepare an emergency kit with my medications when the pharmacy won't refill an extra for me?
That’s a good question. For some prescriptions, having the doctor write it for an additional item is easy. For instance, when trying to get an additional glucagon kit, just have the doctor write it for 2 glucagon kits instead of one. This can be justified by the need to have one at home and one at work. For insulin or diabetes pills, it is a bit more difficult, because the prescription gets filled every month. Ask your doctor to write out a script for a 1 month supply with no refills. When you go to the pharmacy with the prescription, make sure the pharmacist knows it is for a one-time fill and that you do not want your usual prescription cancelled. The pharmacist will be able to fill this script, but it may be that you will have to pay out of pocket.