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.