Nana_anna

Q:

Can you help? After waiting two hours in the doctor’s office today, we still have no insulin. He gave me prescriptions even after, and in almost tears, I told him that I didn't have any at home. He shrugged his shoulders, and basically said that was all he can do. This wasn't my regular Dr. by the way. So now I just have to find other avenues to get my blood sugar down, like manually (lol)! Exercise more, and eat less, and healthy foods with less fat, and carbs. I will give that a try.

Patty Bonsignore

A:

Having trouble paying for medications is a problem may people who have diabetes face. The insulin companies have free insulin available for people who do not have insurance, and this is obtained by having your doctor fill out some forms (see previous questions and answers provided on this website to get more detail about this). A problem is that people who have insurance are not covered under the free insulin programs (even though their insurance may not be adequate). You can call the insulin company directly to see if there are any programs to help you. Human NPH insulin and regular insulin are cheaper than the newer insulins and syringes and vials are cheaper than insulin pens. You can talk to your doctor about changing you to these less expensive insulins if that will help.

March 28, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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