Cutting back on medicine and supplies due to income

(jeanene75) #1

I am having a hard time with my finances and I know it is wrong but I don't

know what to do. I have insurance but I am still having a hard time paying

for the co pay. I haven't been changing my pump as often as I suppose to. And

not checking my blood sugar as I should. Is there anything or anyplace that can

help during this difficult time?

(ireneb) #2

Try these resources:

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufactuers Association - Assistance program available to help offset the cost of supplies and prescritption medicines 1.800.762.4636

If you use the freestyle meter they have a presription card, that works with your insurance to help cover the cost of strips. I've had some familes say it's saved them alot of money.

Hope that's helpful.


(Josie) #3

Could you go on injections for a little while until your financial situation improves?  I know this isn't ideal when you're used to the pump but injections are fine too and are usually quite a bit cheaper, well for me they were anyway.  I think it's more important to test regularly than be on the pump as your safety is at risk if you're not testing enough.

(cobbie2) #4

Maybe you could ask your doctor for samples.  My endo gives me sample test strips and lantus sometimes.  I hope you find a good solution! :)