Diabetes Supplies

Diabetics often have some of the greatest needs for a wide variety of medications and medical supplies on an ongoing basis.
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Diabetes Supplies

Postby diabetes patient » Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:19 pm

My daughter was just diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. I was given a prescription for the test strips (one touch ultra 2) We are new to this so we tested her 15 or more times a day. We used 300 strips in approx 15 days .My insurance will not help till she is due again.
They want to do this by mail.
Can anyone tell me where to find these cheap I mean real cheap.
Her dad is terminally ILL I AM THE ONLY ONE WORKINGI work for a bank.
My pay is approx 25 a year
Thank you for your help on this matter,
diabetes patient

Postby jimithy » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:33 pm

One method is to use your community health center (or clinic). They have a sliding scale, they usually respond quickly to major problems (such as no testing supplies). Contact your local Health Department to find out what help is available in your area http://www.hhs.gov/about/regionmap.html

There are many free clinics that can provide your daughter with supplies as well. These clinics usually will treat anyone with a illness that has no insurance. Your local Health Department should be able to help you locate one in your area or go to http://www.needymeds.org/free_clinics.taf.

Julie Love Assistance Program for Diabetes, Inc.
FreedoMed 1-888-722-7556

Both of the options above do have medical supplies that your daughter may also benefit from as well.

Another option is to contact your local United Way as they can also be of some assistance to you. You can find your local office on this site-
They maintain the Family Wise Prescription Drug Savings Program in which your daughter may be able to save 10-20% on his medications.

Contact your local hospital and ask to speak to their social services department. They can assist you in applying for a PAP, or find resources that can be of help to you in obtaining supplies.

If living in Mississippi or New Jersey, both have a one time free emergency help. For Mississippi call 601-957-7878 For New Jersey, call

This is a charity organization that gives money to people with low income that run into a one-time expense that could be life threatening.

The website http://www.ipump.org takes donations of diabetes supplies and distributes them to other organizations that serve people in need. There is a list on their site. They also give out supplies directly. This is where you file out the form for diabetic supplies http://www.ipump.org/assistance/reds_1.html when you cannot afford them.

http://www.IsletsOfHope.com is another great place to find information about diabetes and how to get assistance.

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Postby rogerjeny » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:55 am

These is really nice to know about these all information . It is really nice to share with us for the health department . There are also lots of facilities will be provided with us .
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