Monday, March 18, 2013

Cost of Living :)

Sorry it has been a little while since I last posted. 

I have been enjoying spring break and haven't been able to get around to my computer.

I find it interesting how expensive Type One is . . .

Just to give some idea of the cost I did some research.

4 vials of Humolog (fast-acting insulin) = $346

4 vials of Lantus (long-acting insulin) = $150

1 box of test strips (400 test strips) = $356 

400 syringes = $68

Multiply that, by three and you have about half a month's supplies.

Since Hannah and Daniel are on pumps, they don't have to use syringes. 

For Hannah and Daniel, their supplies are the same except they get ports instead of shots. 

I just got my order from the pharmacy so I knew how much I was being charged -  I find it amazing at how quickly diabetic supplies add up. 

All of the supplies go so fast, I had never taken the time to see how much it cost.

Overall, the cost for three of us type ones to live is about $6,474 per month. 

This is not perfect, but from what I could find, it is definitely close.

I am thankful that the Lord has given our type one trio the opportunity to have all these necessities to live.

The Lord has also blessed us with insurance that helps cover these expenses. 

For some people in other countries, these supplies are not available. 

For them, type one can be a death sentence.

That helps me put my hardship in perspective!

Insulin Pump (Hannah and Daniel) 

Vial of Insulin (Me)

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You can truly thank the Lord for Type I "medicine." Hope you've been enjoying vacation.


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