Previously Published on TheStarPress.com — A program through Novo Nordisk now allows low-income and uninsured diabetics to receive insulin for free or at a low cost.
In the 1980s, Jerry Henkle’s father noticed that he was drinking more water than usual, which led them to suspect diabetes. They went to the doctor for an A1C test, which rates a person’s average blood-sugar level over the past two to three months. Although the doctor initially did not believe Henkle had diabetes, the test came back positive for Type 2.
Novo Nordisk offers free insulin for a year
“Through Novo, I use Ozempic — an injection I give myself every week,” Henkle said. “I have lost 30 or so pounds, and my long-term sugar is really good. I am on Social Security, so I was able to go to Novo and tell them how much I make. Now, I am getting free insulin from Novo for a year because I am considered low income.”
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