The high costs of daily diabetes management can be a barrier for many people living with diabetes. In some instances, it can prevent someone who wants to stay healthy from taking proper care of themselves. Because we don’t want anyone’s personal finances to stop them from living like a diva we asked one of our ‘Divabetic Angels on Call’, Judi Wilcox RD, CDE from Hollywood, FL, to share some money saving tips:
Marvelous Money Saving Tips:
Review your insurance to determine how to get your supplies what your coverage is and if you can go to a diabetes educator.
Write down or record your blood glucose readings to make the most of this information.
Monitor at different times of the day.
Store supplies correctly.
Write down and use the number for your meter company for help. It is usually on the back of your meter.
Use services like www.overstock.com
Great Money Saving Resources:
NDEP National Diabetes education Program
Women Infant Care Project check for local resources in your state
Local food banks and farmers markets
Most pharmaceutical companies have financial assistance programs for medications, insulin.
Check local grocery stores such as Publix Safeway and Walmart for lower cost medications and store brand meters and supplies.
Check with your American Diabetic Association or local network of Diabetes Educators for other resources in your community.
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