She did have assistance with her insulin. However, her husband makes 1% over the maximum allowed income, for the medical assistance she was receiving. And no, they can't afford insulin without insurance every week. She uses at least two types of insulin, one daytime and one at night. Each one is almost $100...That's expensive.
And I agree she does have some issues in dealing with diabetes, but this wasn't one of those times. The first time was b/c she couldn't accept having diabetes. But this time it really was b/c she didn't have medicine.
She has spoken with her doctors, but the only outlet there is is the clinic from which she was getting her insulin, who called her a few days prior to going into DKA.
It's really quite sad. It's not just her being neglectful of her disease. She didn't have the money for insulin, and unfortunately they don't give medicine away at the pharmacy.
Although I am glad to say that she is home doing well and feeling much better. They gave her one bottle of insulin for this week. She should be okay from now on
Also, she just found out that pharmacies have these different aid programs. Walmart or anywhere that you get your prescription filled, they have paperwork you can fill out and send out to see if you can get some help. One of the nurses informed her of this.
So I guess for now we're going to go on with our plans for a dinner party
And by the way, I do believe this last time in DKA has been quite an awakening for her.
Post Edited (Toodles) : 11/12/2006 9:14:59 PM (GMT-7)