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Old 04-26-2013, 04:41   #1
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I am recently going through a rough patch and need some help figuring out what to do next. I recently moved and my doctor moved. I don't have a car and I need to change doctors so I can get a doctor's prescription to get insulin I have no insurance either. I'm running low on my insulin and need to figure this out. Also I need to find a way to get cheap insulin which is hard cause I'm taking humalog and lantus which are pretty expensive with no insurance. And pointers?

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Might be worth a call to the manufacturers to see of they can help out. If there's an endocrinologist in the area you'll be wanting to connect anyway and they may be able to point you in the right direction out there in Oregon as regards some temporary plan. Social workers usually know what state and local agencies are useful as well.

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You can buy vials of older insulins like NPH without prescription. Target and Walmart probably have the lowest prices, but who knows...other pharmacies may be competitively priced. You may have to adjust your doses because the older product has different activity profiles than analog insulin.

And Bryan? I'm not sure if that's really your address in the location field of your profile, but if it is, you might want to change it to something a little more generic.

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You can buy vials of older insulins like NPH without prescription. Target and Walmart probably have the lowest prices, but who knows...other pharmacies may be competitively priced. You may have to adjust your doses because the older product has different activity profiles than analog insulin.

And Bryan? I'm not sure if that's really your address in the location field of your profile, but if it is, you might want to change it to something a little more generic.

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ReliOn insulin at WalMart is $26.00 a vial for both fast and long acting varieties. I'm not on insulin but prior to my last doctor's visit, I thought I might be so I consulted my pharmacist on the costs. This was within the last three weeks.

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ReliOn insulin at WalMart is $26.00 a vial for both fast and long acting varieties.
That is amazing. I'm in Canada and can't get anything close to that. I checked at a Walmart pharmacy and the cheapest test strips they had were 69.95 a hundred, more than 3 and a half times as expensive as Relion's.

Just in case that isn't available to you bryan, you can buy both NPH and R without a prescription. They are also usually the cheapest, until Relion came along.

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That is amazing. I'm in Canada and can't get anything close to that. I checked at a Walmart pharmacy and the cheapest test strips they had were 69.95 a hundred, more than 3 and a half times as expensive as Relion's.

Just in case that isn't available to you bryan, you can buy both NPH and R without a prescription. They are also usually the cheapest, until Relion came along.
I use the ReliOn Prime meter ($18) which uses the ReliOn Prime test strips ($9 per 50). This apparently is not available at Walmart in Canada???

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That is amazing. I'm in Canada and can't get anything close to that. I checked at a Walmart pharmacy and the cheapest test strips they had were 69.95 a hundred, more than 3 and a half times as expensive as Relion's.

Just in case that isn't available to you bryan, you can buy both NPH and R without a prescription. They are also usually the cheapest, until Relion came along.
I don't know if Walmart ships to Canada from their website. If so, it might be worth a look. I order my Prime strips from their website as my local store is nearly always out.

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I am recently going through a rough patch and need some help figuring out what to do next. I recently moved and my doctor moved. I don't have a car and I need to change doctors so I can get a doctor's prescription to get insulin I have no insurance either. I'm running low on my insulin and need to figure this out. Also I need to find a way to get cheap insulin which is hard cause I'm taking humalog and lantus which are pretty expensive with no insurance. And pointers?
Contact social services in the town/city you're in. They're usually able to pull services together for you, at no cost, which would help to provide the medical care and insulin that you need.

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