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    Wellness Wednesday: Resource- Understanding Drug Prices & Co-pays

    The US healthcare system is very complex…and complicated.

    This is especially true when it comes to getting the medication that we need.

    DiabetesSisters has created a quick resource that provides tips for getting the lowest price for the prescription drugs you need. Feel free to print or take a snapshot to keep for yourself or share with someone you know.

    Understanding Drug Pricing and Co-Pays:

    diabetessisters.org/sites/default/files/UnderstandingDrugPri...

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Health #HealthCare #medications #financial #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    Shopping Addiction. When #Shopping is beyond #retailtherapy and Breaks the Bank 👀

    This cat in the image gives me the face I make when my husband sees me reaching for something to put in the cart and tells me to put it back. I feel like I am so wrong or about to do something that will #hurt me. When things are #Wrong or #IAmStruggling it doesn't feel like I have #power . I feel #powerless .

    #shoppingaddiction is real. My mother has it worse than me right now, whereas I have people telling me "No!" And "Put it Back!" Holding me accountable. It still feels hurtful.

    I no longer go to stores just to "Look." I cannot go to a store just to "Look around." Especially an issue if I see something and cannot buy it. We are all experiencing some kind of #financial issues. #Medicine is so dang expensive, and that often causes us to fall into a pit. I do not know what to do, but I have been trying things other than talk #Therapy .

    I decided to click online "Add to Cart" or "Add to Wishlist." This is common for websites like Amazon or Bath & Body Works. Especially now that the Christmas season is here.. I see things I want to #Buy for other people, or things I want for the #home or for #Myself . It feels #bad .

    Have you experienced #shoppingaddiction ?

    If so, what do you do?
    🛒🛍️💳💰💵💸

    I need #Advice .

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    Wellness Wednesday: Accessing Affordable Non-insulin Diabetes Medication

    Today, I want to share a quick resource from the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialist on Non-Insulin Diabetes Medication Cost-Saving Resources.

    This is a list of drug manufacturers and organizations that provide cost-saving programs that help people access diabetes medication.

    www.diabeteseducator.org/docs/default-source/practice/educat...

    Remember that this is not a permanent solution, but one way to help people with diabetes afford lifesaving medications.

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #HealthCare #Health #treatment #financial #Support #SupportGroups #help #MightyTogether

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    Inquiry about financial help for research/donation- Cptsd

    Hey all. Going out on a limb here. I have Complex PTSD and have known for 3 years now. I've been dealing with it hardcore for 14 years, but can trace it all the way back to when I was 16. A huge lightbulb went off for me when I realized this is what I've been dealing with and I was able to quit drinking (20 year battle). I've done simple breathing, I've done extensive shadow integration (unconscious/conscious/ego work) I've built a small herbal apothecary and made countless tinctures and teas, I've been attuned to reiki II, in 2018 I started rolling through the doctor approved medication list. I've now been through 3 years of talk therapy, I work with frequencies, the list goes on. I believe every single one of these things has helped in it's own way but I've hit a Huge wall.
    I had to move my son and I back to my hometown for what I thought was a short period, however, things have taken a turn for h worse again. Panic on waking that lasts all day, anxiety when it's not panic, depression, my "startle response" is insane and I've been unable to work. Not good as a solo mama.
    I've been researching different options such as microdosing psychedelic mushrooms, Ayahuasca and the Stellate Ganglion Block.
    As far as I have found (and there's very, very little of them) are foundations that will assist veterans in getting these treatments. I'm wondering if anyone has come across anyone that would help finance any of these options for non-veterans. I'm pretty well willing to sign my life over if someone can help get me out of this, so any and all options are welcome. But please understand that I've exhausted all options that I can see.
    Please also know that I would never expect it to be an outright handout. They say "do what you know". Well, I know addiction and trauma/torture. I fully expect to heal from this and then help others who have been in mine or similar situations of getting lost in the grey areas. (Stellate GB is only fda approved for pain management, not cptsd, even though the results are extremely hopeful, I recently learned even if I Wanted disability (which I don't) I would have had to have been seeing a psychiatrist, not a therapist)
    So again, just looking for any researchers who want a hard case, foundations that offer any assistance to the aforementioned retreats or procedures...anything.
    I honestly believe that psychedelics (in safe, managed ways) are the cure a lot of us have been looking for. But, also willing to stick needles in my neck if that gets me out of this and able to study.
    Thanks so much for reading. #CPTSD #psychedelics #stellateganglionblock #Cure #financial

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    Food and Nutrition Friday: Food Assistance Resources

    Last week, we discussed food desserts and food insecurity and how it’s affecting people with diabetes.

    I am sharing today some resources to help you access food when times are tough, and you may not qualify for government benefits.

    The following resources are based for the United States and Canada:

    🛒 Find help.org

    The free, online database has helped almost four million people find free or reduced-cost food and other essential services in their area.

    www.findhelp.org

    🛒 Feeding America

    Through food pantries and meal programs across the country, Feeding America provides 4.3 billion meals each year.

    www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

    🛒 Food pantries.org

    This independent resource helps you find food pantries, soup kitchens, food shelves, food banks, and other food assistance programs by state.

    www.foodpantries.org

    🛒 Food Finder

    Food Finder connects people in need of emergency food with food providers. It is an online food pantry locator and 501(c)(3) nonprofit that shows you where you can obtain free food assistance in your area.

    foodfinder.us

    🛒 Why Hunger

    People in need across the United States can contact this helpline to find food pantries, soup kitchens, summer meals programs, government nutrition programs, and grassroots organizations that provide nutritious food and nutritional support.

    whyhunger.org/find-food

    🛒 Google

    There is now a Google website designed to find food pantries, kitchens, and lunch programs in every state, including a Google Maps locator with more than 90,000 locations offering free food assistance.

    findfoodsupport.withgoogle.com

    🛒 Food Banks Canada

    Food Banks Canada is a national non-profit organization that assists Canadians experiencing food insecurity by providing information on local food banks.

    www.foodbankscanada.ca

    If you do not live in North America but would like access to food assistance information, please let me know in the comments and I'll be happy to include the information and share it with the community.

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #prediabetes #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Food #resources #financial #EatingHealthy #money #Caregiving

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    No fancy shirt, no fancy shoes, not a loaded account, no service! #financial

    My car broke!
    Realizing that would be a very expensive fix, I told a friend. Being a friend, she tried to help me.
    The first person that could help offered to pay 2000 for the car (usually worth 10000), and sell one of his cars (a garage) for +4000. I was told that the car doesn't worth fixing.
    (I am paying 6000).
    When he realized that I am still paying it (I own 7000), he said that he could not make a deal, because he could not sell the car (he was going to fix and re-sell).
    I do admire how he makes money, he is working hard for it. But as a personal friend of the friend, he missed transparency.
    I am not wrong!
    The second person was nothing but the owner of the delearship! With the reputation of being a very good man, he offered his store to help me.
    While he was kind, his employees all let me down in so many ways.... I left the store humiliated! Again: I am not asking anything for free! But they just stabed me with a second unnecessarily bill, refused to contact the maker (the company asked the delear to contact them), and asked me to hurry up with the courtesy car (in a way that sounded like I was taking advantage).
    Again, in spite of refusing to contact the maker, they knew that it is a problem that us happening often; that it doesn't worth fixing.
    In a last call, I thanked the owner. Explained that I would fix with someone else (I could not afford his garage, I was honest), but I was very grateful with his help.
    I could not just bitchy about his "team". He also asked if I had the money to fix it, and I lied that I did, because... what else I could say?
    Are people really so used to be taken advantage of, that even my sincere cry for help sounds like a scam?
    To his employee, I wish I could asked him to shove his "courtesy car" on his ass! The unnecessarily diagnostic work costed more than a rented car.
    I cried and cried, finally I have almost all the money (and some unpaid bills) car for me is a work tool. Without it I would have to get a new job, the employee won't take that easy.
    So... that is my story. My 3rd story of the day.

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    #overlycontrollingmadre

    Currently going through an interesting time in my life where I am working on getting out from under an abusive mother. #financial #verbal and #mental

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    Financial anxiety

    Yep. That is one my BPD flaws. Financial anxiety brings me a feeling of insecurity I hardly manage.

    And because a few hours I paid a bill with all my cash left - money I hardly won by selling stuff I owned - it is strucking me at full pace.

    I struggle for years financially and ever more since family is splitted up. I can't complain about my bank, because for months, my bank account as rarely been over zero.

    And guess what, to save money I will have to even more reduce my food errands. Meaning even more struggling with #EatingDisorders ...

    This is all temporary. As soon as our old house is sold it will be better. This is lasting for over a year now. Quite long.

    Just needed to share. 🤯😔

    Will be strong. I am worth it. One of yours. 💪

    #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #financial #financialanxiety #insecurity #Anxiety #Stress

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    The 3 Day Notice, No Time to Die

    On Thursday I paid a eviction service to serve my live-in narcissistic abuser with a three day notice to pay or quit. His abuse has been emotional, financial, and and gaslighting.
    All so he could exploit me, lie to me and bleed me for cash. So he could enjoy a double life, pretending to love me, pretending that he was willing to get a job, and live like an honest, decent person, while behind my back on the sly, using his drug of choice, pretending he was willing to get clean but instead spending his days doing nothing or sleeping off his last binge. Four months ago he also decided there was no reason to pay rent, either.

    They served him with the 3 day notice yesterday, posting it on our front door.

    This morning he threw the notice on the floor in front of me and declared that the date on it was wrong. Then he left and slammed the door.

    I am so emotionally tired. Never in a million years, did I imagined I’d have to evict a person that I cared for. A person that I am now trying to understand, never loved me in the first place.

    I am so heartbroken.

    I guess I just needed to tell someone.

    No Time to Die - Billie Eilish

    I should've known
    I'd leave alone
    Just goes to show
    That the blood you bleed
    Is just the blood you owe

    We were a pair
    But I saw you there
    Too much to bear
    You were my life
    But life is far away from fair

    Was I stupid to love you?
    Was I reckless to help?
    Was it obvious to everybody else?

    That I'd fallen for a lie?
    You were never on my side
    Fool me once, fool me twice
    Are you death or paradise?
    Now you'll never see me cry
    There's just no time to die

    I let it burn
    You're no longer my concern
    Faces from my past return
    Another lesson yet to learn

    That I'd fallen for a lie
    You were never on my side
    Fool me once, fool me twice
    Are you death or paradise?
    Now you'll never see me cry
    There's just no time to die
    No time to die
    No time to die

    Fool me once, fool me twice
    Are you death or paradise?
    Now you'll never see me cry
    There's just no time to die

    #DomesticAbuse
    #narcissistic Abuse #emotional Abuse #Gaslighting #exploitation #Perspecticide #financial Abuse #Deception #bullshit

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    #financial help from my children


    #52SmallThings

    end of year it. would be great to have finance support from my children settled and know where I stand financially. the stress of having to ask is hard and what it will mean to our relationship.

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