I'm a junkie. I don't get high from it, but I do go low.
Costs me big time. $10/day for 70 units of Lantus. $6.50 for Novolog. 4 tests strips at .50 ea. That's $18 per day just to stay alive. Not including Doctors visits, metabolic tests, complications, eye doctors, etc.
And no insurance. It would cost $700/month and would not cover medications. It would just cover emergencies.
So it occurs to me....
That there are probably others in the same boat here on Dkos. And you're probably just as pissed off that it costs $150 for a vial of insulin, especially for the old kind that has been around for a hundred years. When I was first put on insulin, about 10 years ago, it only cost $25/vial. But then I guess the greed of Big Pharma got the better of them.
Today I went to the Doctor and got another round of tests that are going to cost over $500. The Doctor only charges $125/visit because of the lack of insurance. So I've just been getting more and more pissed off.
It occurs to me that others want to gripe, talk or plan demonstrations against Eli Lilly or Novartus or something. For me, I think it may be necessary to go a little further and blog a bit more extensively, document a bit of this bullshit where the drug companies take such extreme advantage of a large segment of the population afflicted with diabetes.
I'll talk about friends that are afflicted. For some reason, lots of friends have it or have had it. RIP. Give you my own conspiracy theories about how the government and Pharma are cultivating the populace with patients so they can make money. Give hints about how to save money. Give a place for people to discuss.
Interested? Subscribe to the Group. Diary it. Hear me out. It'll be fun and cathartic.