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Hello all,

I hope it is ok that I am posting.

I am very concerned about my grown daughter.
In a nutshell, her type 1 is out of control. She told me again today that the doctor would not give her any more insulin--that she has enough . The doctor said she seemed to be resistant to insulin.

Her a1c's usually run in the high 9's.

She takes alot of insulin and each month she is usually short a bottle--so we go to the store and buy a bottle over the counter and I am the one who buys it. And I don't have that kind of money, but I find a way.

My feeling is she is NOT doing anything to control this-- no dieting, no exercise. So, my question is-- should I just tell her that I am not going to buy her any more insulin? With the hopes she will start dieting, exercising? I know if I don't--her sugars will go out of the roof.
I'm sorry if this sounds stupid--but I honestly don't know what to do. I am NOT diabetic--my daughter is.
Thank you for any help or guidance.
 

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Oh Moon,

Thank you so much for the warm greeting. Thank you!


She is seeing another doctor now and he's doing the same thing. Not prescribing enough insulin. We can't afford to see a specialist--so we have to do what we can afford.

No, haven't heard of metformin-- I will ask her about that.
She is not the type to join a forum-- she doesn't like to discuss her diabetes at all. It's like she is in denial. I don't know.

Thanks again for the warm greeting. It IS much appreciated-more than you will ever know. Let's just say I visted another forum and they weren't too nice. Needless to say, I won't go back there. I am glad I found this forum.
 

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Thank you very much for all the replies.

We are in St Petersburg, Florida.

It is embarassing-- but we have no insurance and she does receive the insulin at no charge. She pays for doctor visits and lab work-which gets expensive. She has cancelled several doctor appointments because she doesn't have the money.

She is looking for full-time work , but it's very difficult to find a job in this area.

I've been looking for a program, but cannot find one. The county won't take her because she works part time and attends school. And because she took out student loans, that puts her over the limit. She did go there before she started back to school-- but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. (For example, I went with her to one appointment and tried to tell them she needed more insulin--that her sugars had skyrocketed to 598.) They acted like it was no big deal. The health department apparently thinks that diabates is a "one size fits all".

I am so very concerned. If anyone knows of any places in this area, please let me know. Thank you to everyone.
 

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Wow Moon! Are you serious? I just checked that link and if that is true--- she will be paying about $22 for an A1c and it's been costing over $150.

Will definitely check this out! Thank you!
 

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Great. See - we'll put our heads together and get this worked out :)

This is amazing. I also looked up the location where she can go. It looks like it is the very same place where she has been going. I can't wait to tell her! Thank you so much!!! Already, I feel with your help, we have accomplished so much!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

P.S. I did ask her if a doctor ever suggested the drug, Metformin. She said no and she said she thought that was just for Type 2, but I told her it appears that some people with Type 1 can take this drug , when they seem to resistant to insulin. She stated she will certainly asked the doctor about this. Does Metformin add weight gain, like insulin does? Do you know?
 
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