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Old 09-23-2020, 12:38 AM   #1
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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 2 years ago. It took a while to get my blood sugar under control. Once it was doing well, I went into the coverage gap. Now I won't take my meds anymore. At first, it was because I kept telling myself I can't afford it. I don't qualify for assistance. Now I just don't want to take the meds. I quit testing myself. So I don't know how I'm really doing. Every so often I'll take my insulin so that I'm at least trying. But I will quit taking the Trulicity. Last time I got free samples, so that was good. But I'm done with this.

I even created a GoFund Me page to try to raise money for my medicine. No one cares. I haven't raised a dime. I will just take my page down. I don't care anymore. And I don't care what my doctor says either. You can't get blood from a turnip.
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Old 09-23-2020, 12:41 PM   #2
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It sounds like maybe you've moved from Type II to Type I if you're using insulin now? A lot of the insulin manufacturers have prescription assistance programs, as do many of the commercial pharmacies. There's also NeedyMeds or GoodRx if you haven't used those before.

It can be so frustrating to try to get the medications you need when you don't have coverage or much income. That being said, there are usually some ways to find workarounds. It may be helpful to ask a pharmacist or look into one of the assistance programs out there. I wish you luck!
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I checked into programs to get meds and I don't qualify. There's no help out there. I asked my doctor and she didn't have anything I really wanted to try. Her option was to get vials instead of a pen. I don't want a vial. And I don't want to have to go to Walmart to get it. I don't like leaving my house. That's one of the reasons I'm not getting free samples of Trulicity anymore, cause I would have to drive to my doctor's office and pick it up. My agoraphobia is out of control at the moment. I have insulin in my fridge. But I won't take it every day. That way it lasts longer.

But I know I'm part of the problem and I have to do better. It's just that when I have to leave my house, I panic. I get sick to my stomach. I have one pen of Trulicity left. If I could afford it, I would prefer to drive around the corner to my pharmacy. Maybe I can ask my doctor if my step mom can pick up my medicine. That might be an option.
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Not treating diabetes is a slow suicide with a likelihood of horrible health problems along the way. It's important to be honest with yourself and make your choices from there.
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Yea, I guess I've been in denial all summer. I figure as long as I feel fine, I'm Okay. But I won't really know until November when my doctor checks my A1C. I'm working on trying to get my Trulicity. I don't need it for another week so I have some time. It's at the pharmacy at the moment. The pharmacy is right around the corner. I just have to get the courage to drive over there. I'm afraid to ask for help because I'm a grown woman. I should be able to drive to go somewhere.
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Yea, I guess I've been in denial all summer. I figure as long as I feel fine, I'm Okay. But I won't really know until November when my doctor checks my A1C. I'm working on trying to get my Trulicity. I don't need it for another week so I have some time. It's at the pharmacy at the moment. The pharmacy is right around the corner. I just have to get the courage to drive over there. I'm afraid to ask for help because I'm a grown woman. I should be able to drive to go somewhere.

Many pharmacies deliver. Maybe yours does?
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My diabetes stuff is refrigerated. So they won't deliver. But I did build up the courage to ask my mom if she would run by there for me. She said she would. So I am grateful for that. Once I get this, I should be good for another month. I checked my sugar and it was 124. So that's a good number.
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I just dont know why I missed this. I suppose I havent been near this area since the other thread went quiet.

I am so glad that your Mom can pick up your Trulicity for you. I take it too with other diabetes medication. My doctor threatened me with Insulin because my BAC1 levels were steadily increasing. Too bad that Covid means i cant see the diabetes educator.

It is good that your levels are better. Given that you cant take other medication checking you bsl regularly will help you to maintain a level that is good for you.

Like you right now I am not experiencing any physical side effects of diabetes. Somehow is is too easy to be in denial. What do you think Deilla?
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Like you right now I am not experiencing any physical side effects of diabetes. Somehow is is too easy to be in denial. What do you think Deilla?
Yes, when you feel fine, it's easy to be in denial. I found it hard to take my insulin yesterday. I know I should do better. I have everything I need at the moment. The part I hate is having to put a needle in my belly. I would much rather pop a pill. I'll set an intention to take all my meds today. I hope you do well today too.
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