1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Anyone know how to get diabetes supplies at a discount?

Discussion in 'Health' started by Jester243, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Jan 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    #1
    Jester243

    Jester243 [OP] mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS
    So this past Tuesday my son was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic, so he will be insulin dependent from here on out. After a trip to the pharmacy we picked all of his items up I as a little dismayed at how little his insurance covered. We were left with almost $700 out of pocket and will work out to about $400/month out of pocket. Because of this we are looking at ways to get items with any discounts, it was recommended to us to check with the manufactures as some of them offer assistance with purchasing supplies. Does anyone else know of any resources to look at? We are looking at Costco for things like the alcohol swabs and maybe syringes as well. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Jan 21, 2011 at 7:10 PM
    #2
    ForeRunner

    ForeRunner Scotch before noon. Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Member:
    #7
    Messages:
    12,113
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Drunken Sailor
    Somewhere between Maine and Florida
    Vehicle:
    2016 Subaru WRX STI Limited (no wing)
    Extra PSI
    First off, I'm sorry to hear. Second, what insulin is he on for his basal and bosul? I'll check into it and see if the makers of Lantus have any offers or ways to reduce the cost for you.

    How old is your son? I know it's a tough predicament to be in. Need any advice or have any questions hit me up.
     
  3. Jan 22, 2011 at 3:41 AM
    #3
    USFCON

    USFCON Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Member:
    #39516
    Messages:
    534
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeff
    Melbourne, Florida
    Vehicle:
    Prerunner SR5 Off Road
    FLM URD Short Shifter Debadged Gate 4 D-ring add on Weathertech floor mats Sport Wheel Swap Color matched Grill Bed lights Air freshner mod AAL Bilstein x 4 Tacolean Spacer Tins Bike Fork Mount Sexy Tires Blacked out Valence
    Check w mfg website for assistance. Second see if your pharmacy has a discount card, believe it or not this may help too. My wife works at walgreens pharmacy and I saved 50$ from their discount program.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2011 at 5:18 AM
    #4
    burtonboards32

    burtonboards32 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2009
    Member:
    #21380
    Messages:
    298
    Gender:
    Male
    I am a type 1 diabetic also. It's a tough disease but just as long as it is kept under control your son should live a long healthy and somewhat normal life. A few things that I do to save money is get mailorder scripts through my insurance company. Generally that will cut the cost almost in half assuming your insurance company has a program similar to this. Another thing that I do is ask my doctor for free samples. He has been great and allows me to stop in the clinic (Joslin Clinic - great place!) and pick up samples whenever I need them.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2011 at 5:32 AM
    #5
    jjew18

    jjew18 the Nightman cometh!

    Joined:
    May 17, 2009
    Member:
    #17315
    Messages:
    6,250
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Alliance Airport
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner SR5
    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Wow, sorry to hear. I wish I could tell you what you are needing to hear, sorry that I can't, but just wanted to let you know to hang in there and praying for your son and family.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2011 at 5:43 AM
    #6
    czwhat

    czwhat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Member:
    #30963
    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Male
    Ive been a type 1 for over 10 years. Its hard to deal with so its really important that he learns quick to deal with it. Once he does that he should have a really decent and long lasting life. For cost its expensive but most doctors offices will give you free meters, but the test stripes are what cost the most. Ive been lucky because I had good heath insurance when I was diagnosed, and my employer provides us with a decent plan. I would just ask the JDRF about finding supplys. Hope this helps and if you got anymore questions just ask.
     
  7. Jan 22, 2011 at 5:46 AM
    #7
    goride

    goride Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Member:
    #16097
    Messages:
    167
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    UTAH
    Vehicle:
    09 trd sport dbl cab lb
    Tinted windows,Upgraded stereo system,satoshi grill with piaa lights behind,dash light color mod to blue,mag light holder,OME dakar leafs,Toytec ultimate lift,LR uca's, BFG AT's 285/70/17 on Pro Comp 7089s,weather techs, leer shell,CBI sliders and rear bumper w/tire gate,soon DTLT w/ wicked flow catback exhaust
    Sory to hear about your son. I have been type1 since I was six,I dont have insurance,your doc can give you samples and you can probably get on a prescription help program, they go thru the makers of the drugs you need, you will have to write a letter stating your situation.I do this and get my blood testing supplys, humalog and lantus for next to nothing.Good luck:D
     
  8. Jan 22, 2011 at 7:51 AM
    #8
    Jester243

    Jester243 [OP] mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS
    Thanks guys. He is on Humalog with meals and Lantus in the evening. So far incurance covered the Humalog (although not enough for a month) and only 100 testing strips for a month. The Lantus was out of pocket along with things like pen needles alcohol swabs glucose tabs and the emergency pen. I have been looking at the manufactures site and we are going to go over some stuff with the doc that may help cover more. Thanks guys for the suggestions we are definately looking into everything we can. Also thanks for the well wishes, he is 13 1/2 and just did a lot of growing up this week, but he si getting the hang of it and should be good. :pray:
     
  9. Jan 22, 2011 at 7:26 PM
    #9
    BuckNakedBooda

    BuckNakedBooda There's no place like 127.0.0.1

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Member:
    #36937
    Messages:
    1,484
    Woodbridge, Virginia
    Vehicle:
    2013 Toyota Tundra Crewmax Limited 4x4
    I purchase much of my diabetic supplies (BD pen needles, test strips, alcohol pads and lancets) on eBay.
     
  10. Jan 22, 2011 at 8:18 PM
    #10
    The1youluv2hate

    The1youluv2hate Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Member:
    #43233
    Messages:
    2,715
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peps
    SP... CaL
    Vehicle:
    11 TRD sPort
    5100's@1.75 Horns (Andres) Satoshi TRD cat back BHLM
    Ask your doctor for free sample we get a ton at my job
     
  11. Jan 22, 2011 at 8:23 PM
    #11
    paintdiddy

    paintdiddy Machine gun shits

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Member:
    #9924
    Messages:
    10,307
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    shithead
    nj and not from "the jersey shore"
    Vehicle:
    silver bullet
    I'm sorry to hear about your son. MY RANT!!! I think it's bullishit the working American must struggle for Meds but fukn cock suckers illegally here get this shit for free. I'm sorry i don't have an answer to your question.I'm so tired of it always being this way
     
  12. Jan 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM
    #12
    05 TRD Sport

    05 TRD Sport She's Fat, I'm Drunk, It's On.

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Member:
    #15232
    Messages:
    973
    Gender:
    Male
    30 minutes south of Atlanta
    Vehicle:
    Red Prerunner AC
    Wal Mart sells it's store brand, Reli-On insulin , strips and syringes for like half of what name brand stuff cost. I hate Wal Mart.
     
To Top