Running out of insulin, no insurance. Can anyone please help?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2017-09-22 12:26:01 -0500
Started 2017-05-31 23:59:14 -0500

Hello all, type 1 diabetic here. I'm in a very stressful potentially scary situation at the moment. To make a long story short I am uninsured at the moment and am just about out of my novolog and lantus insulin. I'd stumbled upon a similar post here years ago with kind strangers who have spare bottles they can part with. I have an appointment with an endo at the end of the month but I can't wait that long. Is anyone able to help???

9 replies

Stuart1966 2017-06-04 10:42:10 -0500 Report

What do you have in terms of any kind of stockpile re: diabetes stuff?
Pens, tips, plain syringes, strips, tubing… what do you have in stock this second???

Your endo (if you can get one) will have samples. Yours primary might too. Call and ask. Call the pharmacy you used when you had insurance, and ASK the CASH price for the insulins.

Most insulin makers have good programs for people with no insurance. You can get it for free, or very reasonable small amount..

Type1Lou 2017-06-03 11:59:51 -0500 Report

Call your endo's office now, explain your situation. They most likely have samples that they can give you to tide you over.

msann 2017-06-03 09:39:58 -0500 Report

i feel you in feb insurance wouldnt pay until march so we had to go without from feb 10 to march 1wanted us to pay 800 for our insulin lantus for one month that was atena good luck

WASHED OUT 2017-06-02 21:09:45 -0500 Report

There are three insulins available at Walmart for the price of $25 – NPH, Regular, and 70/30 (a mix of the two). NPH was first approved by the FDA in 1950, Regular was approved in 1982, 70/30 in 1989. That means NPH has been around for 66 years, Regular for 33 years, 70/30 for 27 years.

Stuart1966 2017-06-04 10:37:14 -0500 Report

You cannot just use whatever, and certainly not the 70/30 without serious experience, and help. Its NOT a simple equation; (e.g. I take 1 unit of reg, and 1 unit of lantus/nph therefore a single unit of the 70 stuff works in place… NO WAY, .)

That said using the first two are a good possibility for any of us.