Now, I have a PWD who NEEDS our help! A friend from childhood reached out via facebook last night and told me about a friend who's having major diabetes issues regarding supplies. I'm all about "paying it forward" and I know you are too!
Here's the Direct Message I got.
Kelly - If anyone knows what to do, I know you will! My friend is a TYPE I Diabetic..out of work 9 mos. no insurance..needs insulin and supplies for her pump... Any programs so she can get her meds? Her doctor has helped her but she is now down to one vial. She called Medicaid and they hung up on her. Any info is appreciated!!!!!!
I told my friend to tell her to reach out to the drug/pump companies and to also reach out to: tudiabetes.org , DiabetesDaily.com, and Diabetic Rock Star. I also mentioned that she should reach out to both her local and state government representatives. I have the woman's email and have told her that I'm reaching out to you all.
Just waiting on her pump/teststrip/insulin (though any short acting insulin will do) info.
ANY advice that would point her in the right direction is greatly appreciated!
More info on all fronts to follow!!!
UPDATE: Still waiting on an address but for those of you emailing re: supplies/info, I will have one for you soon!
For those of you commenting - GREAT INFO and much needed for all of us!!!!
Leaving work now and heading towards hospital!
UPDATE: She uses a minimed Paradigm 522 -