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Old 06-29-2018, 21:02   #1
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Glad I found this forum, be nice to talk to others living with an insulin deficiency including stuff like I dealt with yesterday.

I am 3 months into my diagnosis of type one and the day before yesterday I used my last needle so yesterday I rode my bicycle to Walgreen to get more. I am new to this and now I realize never let my supply's run low.

I have been going to this Walgreens for 5 years before my diagnosis to get my sleeping tablets and I got my first 2 bottles of Lantus and Humalog from this store. Today is Friday, Monday I picked up my bottle of Lantus for $280. I spent $800 in that store last month at least. Test strips Glucerna a spare meter ect.

They know me but yesterday they expected my to go ride my bicycle over a mile round trip to go get my identification card to buy my needles. My first bag of needles no one asked me for ID. Picked up my Lantus twice no one asked me for ID. Picked up my sleeping tablets for 5 years no one asked me for ID.

Yesterday they did me a "favor" and sold me the needles with no ID but in the future I must bring it just for the sake of bringing it. Again picking up prescriptions for five years never asked for ID.

There is no law in Florida requiring identification to buy syringes and what makes there ID checking so amazingly stupid is no one checks to see if you are on insulin or diabetic anyway. Just ID checking and name logging.

I don't carry my driver license unless I am driving. My car is off the road right now. I am well over the drinking age... I have an ATM card and use cash... I have no reason to show anyone ID in my day to day life. A few times a year I fly or go to the bank. I have a diabetes bracelet. Credit cards have my name.

I found my ID but when Walgreens came at me with the show ID to prove absolutely nothing they did not know. I did not know its exact location, was it in my drawer by the bed or maybe in the basket over the refrigerator ? I guess if I can't find it I can't take my insulin, that was a scary thought. I know the ER is always open but it was scary and that feeling of helplessness I got thinking no ID no needles I RESENT them doing that to me. Doing that to me for NO REASON. The only reason I can think of is to get off by making me subservient. Go and get your ID or get sick without treatment.

So I am assuming this is how it works with type one. I have a thin build and acne scars therefor I am automatically a IV drug addict till I prove otherwise if I need syringes and go to a Walgreens pharmacy.

It was scary for a minute thinking I can't treat my sugar unless I ride a mile on my bike Florida hot sun and find that ID but the ER is always open close by and dialing 911 is easy.

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Hi T, welcome to the forum.

I used to use Walgreen's and never had to tell them anything except the name of the person I was picking up prescription for - me, my wife, my grand daughter, etc. I haven't used them in a while, but their policy may be different now than back then. You would think if it was a policy change, they would have signs posted and doing it before the policy was in effect just to get in the habit.

I've never been asked for anything other than a date of birth at our WalMart 's pharmacy. And that is even picking up "controlled substance" prescriptions for me or my wife.

I wouldn't think that it would be a Type 1 thing, most junkies use bigger needles.

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Hi T, welcome to the forum.

I used to use Walgreen's and never had to tell them anything except the name
Thankyou for the welcome,


I called the headquarters cause what also got me upset was I was told it is the policy to check ID so I asked to see the policy and they would not show it to me. Again I do not understand the point of ID checking if no one checks to see if you have a medical condition requiring a syringe. The only thing they are checking ID is that I have an ID according to them. I am well over 18 and 21 so it is not an age thing.

So the headquarters now told me in a round about way that it is company policy not to let customers see the company policy.

All logic says it is a tracking thing. I have the right to be informed of that just like when I signed up for this website and terms of service what they do with my sign up information. I never heard of such a thing customers not allowed to see company policy on the costumers personal information.

Again that moment of "What do I do if I can't find that ID?" was frightening. I did not want to go to the hospital. I did not even have a used needle cause I always bend them with a quick poke on the counter before putting it in my disposal jar.

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Why get needles at Walgreens? They're much cheaper at "Diabetes Supplies For Less." And they get to you in 2-4 days.

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Why get needles at Walgreens? They're much cheaper at "Diabetes Supplies For Less." And they get to you in 2-4 days.
Much better prices thanks.

I simply can not shop at Walgreens anymore, show my ID cause they want to run the store like some kind of hybrid cross of a DMV office and a criminal probation department.

Not only would I feel like I was betraying myself but allowing them to treat me like crap and put me on some list I would be saying its OK to treat all of us like that.

Telling a diabetic no ID no needles same as saying no ID go get sick and die or get a fat hospital bill. Screw Walgreen's.

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Unlike the DMV, we can usually easily find and use other pharmacies nearby or shop on line, without the same issues as perhaps maybe this particular one.

I have discovered there are even differences at different county DMVs. The one in the county I used to live in was a pain in the buttox to deal with, I actually hated going there, the clerk was rude and you better have everything in order or you would have to go get the i's dotted and t's crossed and then come back. IF no one else but you was at their office, you still had to take a number and wait for them to call you. Moved to the next county north, and was at the courthouse for something. I went into the DMV office, just to ask what did I need to bring to get a license for a trailer renewed. She told me nothing, looked it up on her computer, gave me a new sticker to put on the license plate, winked at me and said "If you don't tell, I won't either." Needless to say, even though farther away and I still work in the other county, I go north for anything requiring the DMV.

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DMV ...

Licensing: when the government revokes your right to do something, and then sells it back to you.



"Walgreens patrons across the nation told Eyewitness News their prescriptions were being delayed or denied because of a new pharmacy policy, but Walgreens would not tell them what the policy is. When WTHR contacted The Walgreen Company corporate headquarters for more information, the pharmacy chain declined to provide a copy of its GFD Policy, explaining it is for "internal use only."

But after WTHR's investigations quickly spread across the Internet and more patients began speaking out, Ryan decided to leak the checklist to Eyewitness News to help educate consumers. A separate source provided WTHR with a copy of the full GFD Policy.

"I don't think [Walgreens] will be happy about it, but when patients are denied prescriptions, they should know why."

Here it is.

https://www.wthr.com/sites/wthr.com/...Ddocuments.pdf

Notice the bottom of the document "Notify the DEA".


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Never had a problem at any drug store although I asked for medical receipts and this tends to remove any suspicion that a pharmacist might have who doesn't normally deal with me.

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I got my stuff at Walmart today no questions asked.


I will never "show ID" or do any of that **** and betray the diabetics came before me that fought to keep our diabetes stuff over the counter so we don't have to bend over and take it from the system to stay alive.

Happy 4th of July everyone it is Independence Day ! Not show me your papers and "show ID day". Walgreens sucks.


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I don't carry my driver license unless I am driving.
I learned a long time ago, it's always a good idea to always carry your ID card. It borders on foolishness not to have ID in this day and age.

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