Friday, April 10, 2009

Uninsured diabetic? Check out free clinics

Having diabetes, especially type 1 diabetes, is a big deal because without insurance, most of us would be unable to afford our medications. This just gives us another reason to worry in the current economy, with unemployment — and therefore the number of uninsured — rising.

If you don't have insurance and make too much to qualify for government aid, you should look into free clinics in your area to help you get medical care and medication. Community resources like these are lifesavers for diabetics and others who have to take expensive medications in order to survive, yet have low-end jobs that provide neither health insurance nor enough income to buy them on their own.

Do you know of free or low-cost clinics in your area that you could list here to help other diabetics? If so, please comment!

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