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) 314-5422.
Metformin & generic Lipitor are NO longer free at Meijer Pharmacy. Metformin is only $4 at many pharmacies like Walmart.
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 Humalog U-100 & other mixes Basaglar (for no insurance)
Sanofi has a program for people without insurance to pay only $99 per pack of pens for all their brands: Toujeo, Lantus, & Admelog.
If you are Novolin or Humulin NPH, Regular or 70/30, the least expensive place to buy is at Wal-Mart Pharmacies under then Reli-On brand name where the cash price is under $25 per vial! Prescriptions are required.
Here are coupons for other injectables: Bydureon Ozempic Trulicity Victoza
Farxiga has a discount card for people with commercial or employer insurance.
Januvia and Janumet regular and XR have a discount card to use alongside employer or individual insurance.
Jardiance has a discount card that works with commercially insured patients.
Invokana has a discount card for people with commercial or employer insurance.
Tanzeum will be phased out and discontinued by mid-2018 by the manufacturer. Read more about it here.
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.
Federal Drug Administration's rules on how to dispose of unused medications.
Drop 2 Stop - Martins and the 525 Foundation collaboration to provide drop boxes for unused medication. This is not for used syringes.
Study on Diabetes Medication Poisoning in Indiana
Scam Alert - There are many companies that assist people with medication assistance programs, and unfortunately there are companies that scam diabetics. Be diligent about keeping your information private. Only release it if you know who you are talking to and write down their name, the company name and contact phone number any time you do talk to somebody on the phone.
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: May 2021 June 2021 July 2021 August 2021
Freestyle Lite Promise Discount Program
Contour Next Discount Card
Get a free Accuchek Meter (Guide only, no longer do they provide free Aviva or Aviva Plus)
Accucheck Guide Program - 100 strips $29.99 with card
Reli-on Test Strips - 50 test strips are only $9 at Walmart Pharmacies - Prime & Premier brands.
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
Many places have had to stop in person smoking cessation classes. However there is still free help!
St. Joe County: http://www.smokefreestjoe.org/
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
PLEASE call ahead as these are all subject to change.
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.
South Bend Clinic
St. Joseph Regional Medicine Center
Dr. Laura Helman
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.