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Resources & Information for Diabetics

 

Nutritional Information

Healthy Weight Loss

My Plate - http://www.choosemyplate.gov
Nutritional Place-Mat for Diabetics 

 
Medication Assistance

Our client advocate can help local people print coupons and discount cards to reduce the cost of medications and complete the forms for free medications properly. Please call us at (574) 247-6047 x107. 

Metformin & generic Lipitor are both free at any Meijer Pharmacy. 

Humalog's online coupon is not available at this time. 

Discount cards for commercial/employer or ACA insurance or the uninsured for insulin will reduce your co-pays & out of pocket costs. They cannot be used with Medicare or Medicaid.    Lantus  Apidra   Toujeo 
These two can only be used alongside insurance.   Basaglar    Novolog    Levemir    Tresiba  

Sam's club offers discounts to members on Novolog and Levemir.  

If you are Novolin NPH, Regular or 70/30, the least expensive place to buy is at Wal-Mart Pharmacies where the cash price is under $25! 

Here are coupons for other injectables:  Bydureon  Byetta & Symlin   Tanzeum   Trulicity  Victoza

Farxiga has a discount card for people with commercial or employer insurance.

Januvia and Janumet have a free 30 day coupon online. It can only be used once a lifetime. Afterwards there is a discount card to use alongside employer or individual insurance. 

Invokana has a discount card for people with commercial or employer insurance.

As of July 1, 2014 no insulin is available over the counter or for retail without a prescription in the state of Indiana. This was approved by the Indiana General Assembly through motion HB1218 which is paraphrased here.   

Xubex mail order pharmacy has many free trials of prescriptions. Make sure to circle NR for no refill. The form must be signed by both the patient and the physician. 

Federal Drug Administration's rules on how to dispose of unused medications.

Local Locations for Pill Destruction 

Scam Alert - There are many companies that assist people with medication assistance programs, and unfortunately there are companies that scam diabetics. Here is a list of things to look out for if you decide to go with a company for assistance.
Another scam happening right now is from a company calling themselves "Select Care" and giving out this phone number: 877-531-0362.  They will tell you that your free medication program is about to expire. Do not give them any personal information.  It is a scam.


Syringes & Needles

BD Syringe Assistance Program

Guidelines for Sharps/Syringes Disposal in Indiana

See if you are eligible for a free sharps container through Taltz Together.

Drop off used needles in a puncture proof container on the 1st Saturday of every month in Elkhart, Indiana.


Home Glucose Meters & Testing               

Tracking your blood glucose numbers:  February   March   April   May   June

Reli-on Test Strips - 50 test strips are only $9 at Walmart Pharmacies!

GE Test Strips - 50 test strips are only $9.99 (get the meter free with the first purchase) at Martin's Pharmacies!

Indiana Medicaid & Healthy Indiana Plan's Approved Glucose Meters

Sam's Club offers free Bayer meters (Contour, Contour Next & Breeze 2) to members with a prescription along with discount prices on test strips.

Smoking Cessation

Click here for a list of locations in St. Joseph or Elkhart County who help people stop smoking!

If you are a diabetic who smokes it increases your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.  Click here to download a brochure from the state of Indiana about smoking and diabetes. 


Clinical Studies

Bayer Healthcare (574) 257-3045
Beacon Health
South Bend Clinic
St. Joseph Regional Medicine Center  

FDA drug recalls, shortages and new safety information

If you need an additional resources or have more questions, please email us via the Contact Us page.


 




Are you Eligible for HIP 2.0??
HIP 2.0 is Indiana's affordable healthcare plan for Hoosiers. New openings are available and will provide health coverage to thousands of adults.
Click here for the requirements.
 

Need help completing a health insurance application? 
Covering Kids and Families will be by your side throughout the whole process.  Contact them or leave a voicemail on the UHS main phone line at (574) 247-6047 x101.




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