If your diabetes care seems to be blowing a hole in your budget, it's not surprising: Medical expenses for people with diabetes are more than twice what those without diabetes spend, according to the American Diabetes Association. In fact, the average annual medical costs may total more than $11,000! To the rescue: This roundup of resources that may help cover some of the cost of your care.
Save on: medicine, lab supplies, imaging services, food
Resource: Diabetescare.net 
Diabetescare.net is an online advertising-free resource that has a new coupon saving center. Here, you have direct access to a free RxCut Plus Card that offers 75% off prescription medications and up to 50% off lab and imaging services. The card can be used at thousands of pharmacies across the U.S. and also at major chains such as Target, Costco, Kmart and Kroger. You can also print coupons for discounts on diabetes-related prescription medications, laboratory and imaging services and even everyday grocery items.
Save on: medical supplies
Resource: Health Resources and Services Administration 
This organization, which is run by the Department of Health and Human Services, offers a free nylon filament that you can use to check your feet for nerve damage. The filament is similar to a bristle on a brush, and it can help you detect lost sensation in your feet, a precursor to problems that could lead to amputation. Instructions are included. You pay for shipping.
Save on: prescription medications
Resource: The Medicine Program 
Find out what free prescription meds may be available to you through this no-cost volunteer patient advocacy organization. The group helps you sift through and enroll in the prescription medication patient-assistance programs, plus works with you, your doctor and drug manufacturers to get you free medicine.
Save on: medications
Resource: Partnership for Prescription Assistance 
If you qualify, you may be able to get diabetes-related medicines for free or a reduced cost through the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. This resource connects you with both public and private programs that you may be unaware of and that fit your needs. This is primarily for patients who don't currently have prescription coverage.