I'm looking for a less expensive option for insulin for my wife who is type 1, as we will be losing my insurance soon. Any ideas or outlets?

Patty Bonsignore


Many drug companies, including the insulin manufacturers have programs to provide free drugs to people who have no insurance coverage. Go to and look up the company’s name that makes the insulin your wife currently takes. Under each company there is a form you and the doctor will need to fill out. If your salary level is too high you may not qualify for the free medicine, and in that case you will need to shop around at local pharmacies (including the big box stores) to see which one can give you and your wife the best deal Talk with your doctor about the type of insulin you are currently using and whether or not there might be an alternative that costs less (NPH and Regular generally cost less).

October 20, 2012 at 11:37 am

2 replies

Meeesha 2012-11-11 11:37:58 -0600 Report

I know if you go on the Apidra website, they have an area to sign up and they give you a card for insulin FREE. Also, your Drs office should be able to supply pretty well as thats why they have sales reps for these companies. I haven't paid for any insulin (I cant afford to as Im on 5 other meds!!) and Im type 1 diabetic diagnosed last year as an adult. Talk with your Dr, they're usually pretty good about it if you ask for samples as they get tons. If they don't have, mine will ask the rep next time they are there! Good luck.

d-man 8282
d-man 8282 2012-10-29 20:55:57 -0500 Report

check out walmart pharmacy they are the cheapest I have found for any medications and I as well have no insurance.