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Tue Oct 30 00:30:35 EDT 2012

I have type 1 diabetes and was off work for some time, I was recently fired for too much time I lost my insurance, am looking for some kind of help
Asked By: trblesm  

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I cannot afford my insulin at $150 for one vile, are there are resources out there for people in my situation
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Expert Answers (1)
2012-11-02 16:29:06.0

Yes. Both major insulin manufacturer's have assistance programs to get your insulin for free or at a very low cost. Contact the compancy that makes your insulin and apply. On line you will want to look up the "PATIENT ASSISTANCE CONNECTION" on the SANOFI website if you are using Lantus or Apridra insulin. If you are using Novolog, Novolin,or Levimer, contact the Novo website. The SANOFI phone number for assisance is 1-888-847-4877. The Novo number is 1-866-310-7549.

If may also be possible for you to get free samples from your doctor. However some managed care organizations do not allow doctors to accept samples. Check with your physician to find out.

Another option is for you to check out your area's free clinics. Where I live we have clinics for people with no insurance and for people who are under-insured. You may be able to receive medical services and supplies at these clinics.

I would also call your local department of health and ask them how to contact your state health insurance. In PA, this is called Access Care and is available to many people who do not have health insurance or drug coverage. If you are not successful after trying these options please contact me again. Good luck. Donna

Answered By: Donna Yuscavage
Accreditations: RN, BSN, CDE
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2014-01-18 14:25:51.0

I have some left over apidra if you are interested. I'm a type 1 diabetic, trying to replace insulin with exercise just because I loathe the low bg reactions. Email selma1027@aol.com if you live in NYC will be easier to pick it up. Be well.
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