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I get the brand Novolin from Wal-Mart for $25 a bottle. Their stuff is co-branded Relion and it sells much cheaper than other places. I went to Walgreen's and they wanted $60 and my local grocery pharmacy wanted $50.
I use both long acting and short acting insulins to keep everything in balance. So, I end up paying $50 a month. Of course, everything's expensive when you have no money, but it's not a bad deal considering today's medication prices.
I honestly don't think I can get out of this, but here's the story. I have been unemployed for a little over 2 months and before getting that temporary job, I was unemployed for the better part of 2009. I have been living in my car at a Pilot Travel Center since the end of January. I traded in my desktop computer for a cheap laptop, so that I could continue to look for work and receive correspondence. I am a Type I Diabetic and took my last insulin shot this morning. I have no insulin left. I also haven't eaten in a week. I know there are are organizations that can help in these regards, but my third problem is that my car now has an empty tank and I travel anywhere (for assistance, to interviews, to fill out applications, to a homeless shelter). I actually e-mailed 10 churches in the area, on Tuesday, offering to work for any kind of assistance and did not receive one reply. I called a local mission today and explained my situation and let her know that I knew there were places where I could get help, but I couldn't get to those places. The girl suggested I call 911 for my medication and that I could always get gas. Calling 911 isn't an option as I'm not in immediate danger (not like I'm having a heart attack). It will take a little while for my blood sugar to continue climbing until I go into a coma. I don't want to sound melodramatic, but I've got 2 weeks tops before I coulod actually die. They say you can survive for 3 weeks without food (I've already gone one), but I'd rather not test it. Without the insulin, my blood sugar will continue to climb and when that happens I will dehydrate. I've been drinking a lot of water, but it will not compete against the high blood sugar dehydration. I know that it is vital to keep hydrated, in general, but especially if you're not able to eat.
Folks, I have no one to call (family or friends) for help and I'm at the end of my rope. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and I hope it wasn't too long of a rant.