Re: [IP] So Sad
I know how you feel, I'm in a similar situation. When it comes to insulin,
Apidra has a program that you can get on that will offer insulin at no cost
for a full year. Just google "apidra customer service number" call them.
The automated system gives you the option for insulin assistance program.
someone very helpful and very kind will tell you everything you need to
know. You will have to fill out a 2 page form and take it to your endo.
They will have to finish filling it out and then fax it over to apidra.
After that it takes about a week for approval.
The whole process was really easy and really fast. I didn't have to
set another appointment with the endo, I just called them and let them know
what I needed before I dropped off the paperwork. This saved me a ton!
On Apr 27, 2013 9:12 AM, <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I am so very, very, very sad and depressed and discouraged. I do not have
> job, I have been out of work since August 14, my third job loss since June
> 2008, and do not have reasonable insurance coverage. I am not able to
> COBRA coverage and to insure that I would have continuous medical
> coverage, I
> bought a minimal, limited policy in September. This insurance plan only
> offers a small percentage discount on name-brand prescriptions, which of
> course are what insulin and test strips are, so I cannot afford to purchase
> any prescriptions. My last doctor visit, although I specifically bought
> coverage because the agent who sold me the policy told me that my
> endocrinologist was on the plan, was not covered at all. The insurance
> NOTHING and i am responsible for the entire bill -- over $250.00, in the
> of two separate EOB forms. Further, I have absolutely NO DME coverage, and
> just the other day, my Dexcom Seven Plus, which I have not been able to
> replace with a G4, has ceased working. I called Dexcom technical support
> today, and someone is supposed to contact me on Monday. The last sensor I
> used was about three weeks ago. I inserted THREE Seven Plus sensors over
> last 2.5 days, and although I was charging my receiver the way i normally
> and it typically does not read out of range once I start a sensor, this one
> NEVER corrected itself to be in range no matter how long after I inserted
> (well over 2 hours) I waited for it to correct itself and ask me for the
> startup BG readings. The last sensor I inserted prior to these three gave
> an immediate sensor error once I entered the two startup BGs. I know that
> receiver is no longer working adequately. My having a CGM is so critical
> my life -- I am one who suffers from severe, significant hypo unawareness
> this device has been a lifesaver for me, one that I've been wearing since
> September 2010. I truly cannot even comprehend losing my Dexcom -- it is
> something I have no ability to understand. I NEED A JOB. Please, someone,
> help me to find a job. I will move ANYWHERE in the United States where
> someone can insure that I get a legal secretarial/legal assistant
> position. I
> need insurance coverage. My car insurance, on the last renewal which is
> starting on June 7, 2013, has increased two hundred dollars since the last
> six-month period due to my having a very, very, very, very bad period of
> since October 30, the morning after Hurricane Sandy (I live in New Jersey;
> were hit very badly with Sandy and I passed out in my car the morning after
> the hurricane driving home from the store, while still without power, and
> after that period have had several other claims that have been entered,
> two of
> which are not valid but are still being placed on my shoulders.
> I am no longer interested in living. My hope is that a low BG will kill me
> one of these days very soon. I really would rather die. I have never been
> more serious in my life. I really am not interested in living any longer.
> Being unable to find a job was made me so discouraged, so ashamed and so
> humiliated. I have isolated myself terribly over the last number of
> I do not clean my apartment. I do not do anything adequate to live my
> I just want out.
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