Tanya Koller

Schenectady, NY

Diabetes, Bipolar

“I am a 53 year old diabetes patient who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have also suffered 8 strokes in the last 20 years. As I’ve gotten older, controlling my blood sugar has become harder and harder. I had never had a problem paying for my daily medications until a year and a half ago. The diabetes supply that I need are Invokana, Victoza, Toujeo, Novolog, Metformin and other supplies such as a blood meter, needles, test strips, etc. Combine that with the costs of the other 10 drugs I take to control my other medical issues, co-payments, hospital tests needed; I am unable to afford these increasing monthly costs. Under my Part D coverage with Medicare and Humana, my monthly supply of these drugs will cost me approximately $1,700 monthly!”

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