You are definitely not alone in your actions or feelings. I am in the very same predicament. I feel that guilt and anger over the money it cost to keep me healthy. My family goes without quite a bit Bc of my medical cost. We have very little food, so I have started to apply for food help. I am writing an attached document explaining that proper nutrition is part of treating my ailments along with my medical cost and a breakdown of where/how money is spent. (on the mortgage and home bills etc) I’m told this may help us get financial help with food. (I’m in Texas)
Have you looked into assistance with other bills to free up money for meds/supplies?
Also, some insulin companies have programs to help ease the financial burden. I take Tresiba (long acting) and my doctor switched me from humalog to novolog to save me money. He explained that Novodisk makes tresiba and novolog and Bc I’m buying both insulins from the same company, there is a financial incentive. Perhaps this applies to you? Ask your doctor…
I was on an insulin pump and dexcom but got off both, choosing injection therapy and more frequent blood sugar checks to decrease my medical spending.
I’ve been diabetic 40 years and have had MS for the last 10 years. I am currently looking for help by contacting different diabetes associations (and MS groups) for any assistance I can find. If I find anything I will post it to you.
Please don’t ration. It’s extreamly expensive, I know. But the treatment for complications from diabetes is more expensive and more invasive/painful. Let’s find you some help.
I would really like to form or join a group to approach insurances and legislators about the importance of keeping diabetes treatment cost down. It behoves them to give us affordable access to insulin/other meds and supplies so that we are practicing preventative medicine. It’s so much less expensive for them to do this, rather than treat us for the complications.
I’m new to this website. I’m not sure how I could get back in touch with you if I find some help. I’ve just started researching. You can contact me on my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Praying for you and all who are having a difficult time. It will get better- but only if we take the proper amount of insulin, and other measures to care for ourselves. ️