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Help with insulin is a phone call away.

If you are struggling to pay for insulin, ADA can help. We’ve consolidated all the resources you need so that you can find help, fast.

Get Immediate Help From Your Insulin Manufacturer

There are three insulin manufacturers who offer immediate assistance and long-term solutions.

This is the fastest way to get help. Be sure to have all of your information ready before you call. Available options are based on your income, insurance, and the type of insulin you need.


Before you call, plan to spend 20–30 minutes and be prepared to answer questions such as:

  • Basic contact information
  • Date of birth
  • Income
  • If you have an active prescription at a pharmacy
  • Cost of insulin for monthly supply
  • Method of insulin administration (via/pen)
  • Dosage
  • How much insulin you have on-hand
  • Type of insurance (private, commercial)
  • Amount of deductible
  • Whether you are a U.S. resident (required)


Find out who your manufacturer is by checking the company logo on your insulin vial or pen, and call using the numbers provided below.

A customer service representative will confirm your eligibility and explain your options.

Novo Nordisk Diabetes Care Logo

Novo Nordisk Diabetes Care

MannKind Support Programs Logo

MannKind Support Programs
Co-Pay Program
Direct Purchase Program

Local Resources

Find low (or no) cost options near you.

Want local support? Find a community health clinic or pharmacy in your area that may offer free or low-cost services and medications.

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More Resources

The following is a list of drug discount programs and databases.

If you have health insurance, be sure to ask if the discount program will interact with your coverage.

Benefits Check Up

Info on programs for limited-income seniors

Blink Health

Discounted prices for many medications


Discounted prices for medications, info on assistance programs


Database of current medication prices and discounts

Inside Rx

Discounted prices for many medications

Needy Meds

Info on pharmaceutical and healthcare assistance programs

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

Helps people without coverage get medications free or nearly free

Rx Assist

Comprehensive database of pharmaceutical assistance programs

Rx Hope

Helps people get medications free or for a small co-payment


Discounted prices for many medications

We're here for you.

If you're struggling with the cost of insulin, you're not alone. Be sure to talk to your healthcare team to learn about your options.

Visit to find a wealth of resources for living with diabetes or call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) to speak with an ADA representative.


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