Got diabetes? Get financial help!
Patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical manufacturers offer patient assistance programs that offer free or low-cost drugs to those who need them.
State, federal, or community aid. Call your local and state health department and see if you qualify for state health aid or free community clinics.
Drug samples. Your physician may be able to offer you free drug samples if you’re having difficulty paying for your medication. Just ask.
Sliding-fee scales. Some healthcare providers will allow you to pay on a sliding-fee scale based on your income level.
Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08
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I have a friend, M, who has diabetes and never, ever tests her bloodsugar before she gets behind the wheel. This has always worried me about her. On Wednesday, she had a bad accident after passing out behind the wheel. She hit another car head on. I thank the universe that no one was killed, but she and the driver of the other vehicle were both badly injured. She's got a long healing road ahead of her, as does the woman she hit. I was talking about the...