How to Help Diabetics In Need - Donate Your Extra Diabetes Supplies and Insulin
There are over 20 million children and adults in the United States that have diabetes.
Many of these people can’t afford the necessary supplies to help keep an eye on their condition. The test strips alone cost upwards of $100.00 a box of 100. Not to mention the cost of the meters and insulin needed to help treat this disease.
On the other hand there are many people that have too many supplies that they do not need any more. Some are no longer diabetic of they may have changed meters and now have extra test strips that do not work with the new meter.
If you would like to help some of the unfortunate ones that do not have insurance or enough money to afford diabetic supplies they are in dire need of please visit any of these organizations on the internet.
Each one operates a little differently but all are in the business of helping those with diabetes that can’t afford the supplies.
There mission is to help children with diabetes whose families cannot afford the cost of their child’s diabetes care, supplies, insulin, or the cost of an insulin pump.
iPump is an acronym for “Insulin Pumps for Underinsured Mellitus Patients.”
Here are some of the items they accept.
– Glucose meters (new only) and test strips of any kind with 90
days or longer left until expiration date
– Lancets and lancing devices (new only)
– Glucose gels and tablets
– Adhesive removers, IV Prep, Unisolve, IV 3000, etc.
– Insulin pump wear and pouches
– Animas Insulin pumps (we cannot accept any other brand at this
– Ketone test strips
– Test purses (for carrying supplies), and diabetes carry-alls, and
diabetes alert identification tags and jewelry (any kind, used is
– Diabetes books (these may be used, but we do not accept magazines
or pump or meter instruction books)
– Leg and feet support wear (new, only please), and diabetes foot and
– Alcohol pads, Band-Aids, Neosporin ointment
Insulin for Life Australia is a not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted. There are donated to recognized organizations in many countries, with agreed monitoring systems, on an ongoing, sustainable basis, and following emergencies. Recipient organizations include children’s diabetes camps, programs involving Australian medical students, Diabetes Associations and clinics.
Another place to donate unused testing supplies is Fight-It, a non-profit run by the folk at www.diabeticrockstar.com to get testing supplies out to people with diabetes who cannot afford these necessary items.
Source by Steve L