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Might have Kidney damage, Need Insurance...

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  • Posted By: sullenboy
  • February 11, 2008
  • 06:38 AM

Hello everyone,

Me and my very close friend are in a dire situation. She has type 1 diabetes and has had it for 7 years (since she was 17, now 23). Recently she has lost her medicaid because she could not renew it in the mist of losing her home then staying in different friends and families homes, (basically not having a steady address to receive the renewal notification).

She has applied for medicaid again but they said she made too much money although she cannot make ends meet. Then tried again but this is when she was not employed so it might come through. She has been using the bathroom at night time a lot, has been wetting her bed and had some stomach aches. And not managing of her diabetes properly ever since i knew her which is 5 years now, i fear it might be her kidneys.

Either way, she needs to see a doctar and needs medicaid to receive treatment. If it is her kidneys she needs to treat it. If it isnt, it would be a great relief but she need an endocrinologist and nutritionist etc.. and at least now start to properly take care of her diabetes and prevent complications.

So i would like to ask. Is there anyone that knows of any kind of charitable organization, a diabetes organization or diabetes clinic that helps people who are disadvantaged and dose not have proper access to treatment?

Is there anyone that has encountered a social worker in the past who really helps and cares and can help, instead of a apathetic person who fills out paper work(this is in new york city)?

She need help to see if her kidneys are damaged right away or some kind of facilitation in receiving Medicaid or support or anything. Any kind of website or phone # will be of great help.

Thank You

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  • Has she tried the social services for medicaid telling them her problem with diabetics and not being able to afford her meds without any insurance? I am in NY too but far from NYC.
    prone2injury 28 Replies
    • February 17, 2008
    • 00:31 AM
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  • You might try calling some of these places, maybe they can give you a referral to an organization that helps diabetics, and try the Montel Williams website, I know he has something on there that helps people with different meds and obtaining them for low cost or no cost. Central Brooklyn Medical Group, PCOutpatient Diabetes Self-Management Program at Parkway Center1235 Linden Blvd.Brooklyn, NYÂ . 11212718-604-4000Central Brooklyn Medical Group, PCDiabetes Self-Management Program at Lindenwood Center2382 Linden BoulevardBrooklyn, NYÂ . 11208718-240-2000Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsNaomi Berrie Diabetes Center Family Outpatient Education Program1150 St.Nicholas AvenueNew York, NYÂ . 10032212-304-5492You can go here:http://www.lifeclinic.com/focus/diabetes/listDiaRes.aspto find one close to you and your friend.Hope this helps, bless you for looking after your friend.
    mrsjones 1 Replies
    • February 18, 2008
    • 01:24 AM
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