Finances Forum and Discussions

Are you worried about diabetes expenses? We're having open discussions about the challenges of paying for diabetes. Join us as we discuss diabetes insurance, including Medicare and private insurance, as well as the costs of diabetes supplies and medications. Learn how others are handling their diabetes finances.

  • Discouraged overall

    I recently had a trip to the ER (non-diabetes related), and told the doctor there that my general practitioner had told me I was pre-diabetic, and then last year said my numbers were improving "since you were diagnosed with diabetes". I should have spoken up and asked then about at what point did...

    By JP-18 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-06-01 16:10:46 -0500
  • Selling Medtronic Infusion sets

    I have spent thousands of dollars on infusion sets with medtronic. The Silhouette ones are not working with my body and I have twelve of them unopened all exp 2020 and up. Medtronic wont do anything about it. I'm trying to sell them, does anyone know where you can do this at?! Starting May I am...

    By ashleyesther 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-04-18 10:45:09 -0500
  • Sell Supplies

    For many reasons I'm switching pumps. I'm going from a Medtronic to the OmniPod. I have 43 Silhouettes as well as the reservoirs. All boxes are still completely sealed and have not been tampered with. Due of finances, I can donate I need to sell. Can anyone suggest a site where I can do...

    By sbtaylor 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-04-18 11:14:12 -0500
  • Testing supplies

    I am going thru some financial problems right now. I have not tested my blood sugar in a month. I can not afford test strips and am very low on pen needles. Does anyone know if there are companies who assist with free supplies?

    By Anonymous 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-03-30 03:14:37 -0500
    Tags: finances
  • Canadian Pharmacy-Newly Diagnosed Type 1...Here I am.

    Greetings! So this is a brand new world to me. I have been diagnosed with Diabetes, Type 1 on 02/28/18. I am also 33 years old too. Never had any health problems at all before this. I found out thankfully I was diabetic very surprisingly as I was rushed to the ER on evening and then placed in...

    By BrittTypo1 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-03-14 12:47:01 -0500
  • Is type 1 or type 2 Diabetes Curable???

    Is type 1 or type 2 Diabetes curable ??? without any medication can i get back to normal blood level? IM not taking any medication yet.... Planing to not taking any medication, Please advice. ... Thanks all

    By Rahman78e 6 Replies Latest Reply 2018-04-19 06:59:50 -0500
  • confused about sugar level need suggestion

    A year ago Doctor told me I am pre-diabetic my suger level is on boarder line,,, Tomorrow i went to doctor again to discused about my suger level, my fasting sugar level is 130, after 1hr meal is 159, 2hour after meal my sugar level is 139, 5hour after meal its goes down to 90 Then doctor said,...

    By Rahman78e 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-02-08 10:14:31 -0600
  • Diabetes

    Hello every one, Im suffering serious condition about my blood suger level, Im a pre-dibetic, I do excrescence every day, my blood sugar level was between 115-125. Last 2 days I drink some Protein during workout, those 2 days my fasting blood sugar level is 126 - 135, M i still on...

    By Rahman78e 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-02-08 07:56:18 -0600
  • Cost of insulin

    My insurance decide this year not to cover any insulin's. I find this to be the most stupid thing I have heard. They will pay for Viagra but not life saving insulin. I have been searching for any kind of help but it seems most of the "help" comes with a cost too. Help!

    By RXHELP 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-02-04 14:05:18 -0600
  • Site supplies

    I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me out with something. My place I order all my pump supplies from are refusing to send me my supplies till they get insurance straighten out. I am on my last pump quick set, and have approx. 1 day before I will have to change it out, yet there are...

    By Joel.kal 1 Replies Latest Reply 2018-02-03 11:51:48 -0600
  • How insulin became unaffordable

    I came across this article on Facebook. It's worth reading it through, although it's a bit long; it opened my eyes to the role played by Pharmacy Benefit Managers in the increased cost of insulin. I thought it worth sharing: ...

    By Type1Lou 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-05-06 16:41:34 -0500
  • Victoza/Trulicity

    I was prescribed both of the referenced medications. My insurance will not approve them. I can not afford the prescription. Any suggestions where I can get one of these prescriptions at affordable rates? You can email me at

    By Jeannej77 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-25 12:38:58 -0600
    Tags: finances
  • Diabetic Test Strips

    I had some extra strips that i had since my doctor lowered the way she wanted me to test which left me with like 5 extra boxes. A friend that drove me to the appointment had told me of a mutual friend of ours that buys them to recycle them to va clinics, vet hospitals, and a few others that she...

    By Cinta3495 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-04-15 06:06:36 -0500
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  • Insurance for 2018

    Just switched from United Healthcare to Aetna and have been using A-plus medical for supplies for 13 years-- my deductible went from $600.00 to $8000.00! I called Aetna and they say this is a out-of-network provider. Even if I find an In-Network-Provider the deductible is $4000.00! And ideas on...

    By Skeet1959 4 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-09 07:58:28 -0600
    Tags: finances
  • Meters with cheap strips that download results easily

    Hello all, my apologies if this posting/question is in the wrong place, I'm new to the site and still figuring out how discussions are organized. Anyway, I'm in the market for a new blood test meter, ideally one with inexpensive test strips (hopefully that don't requite a prescription/you...

    By SamuraiJack 3 Replies Latest Reply 2018-01-04 08:13:27 -0600
  • Want to buy Pump Supplies

    I want to buy pump supplies as my deductible is 800. I need Animas Inset Infusion System with Disposable Insertion Devices and Tandem Tslim G4 3ml cartridge.

    By teresaintx 2 Replies Latest Reply 2018-02-05 12:12:44 -0600
    Tags: finances