Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
January 11, 2000
Social Issues: Community Resources
Question from Romania:
I am 26 years old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 6 years ago. I use a meter three times a day to see my blood sugar level. I have a big problem. I desperately need that tests but are very expensive in Romania (30 US$=50 tests). I need 100 tests/month. A medium salary in my country is 80 US$. I think it is normal to receive tests for free, but in Romania this is not possible. Please, maybe you can advise me how can I find a way to have these tests every month. It is very important for me.
No matter where you live, if you find it difficult to pay for diabetes supplies, ask your medical team if they can provide you with free samples. Also, contact the local representative of the company that makes the product and ask if they have a program to help pay for supplies for people who need them but can’t afford them.