You Can Donate Your Diabetes Supplies

Diabetic supplies are usually free or inexpensive for most people with insurance, but for uninsured or under-insured diabetics, they may be a bit out of reach.

Some diabetics may even skip insulin injections or glucose tests in order to cut down on costs.

If you would like to donate diabetes supplies to people in need, there are many options available.

Options for Donating Diabetes Supplies

One prominent website for delivering diabetes supplies to people in need (especially in foreign countries) is Insulin for Life. This non-profit group is based in Australia and delivers supplies to developing countries worldwide. They accept insulin, syringes, test strips, and other supplies.

Contact your local hospitals and health care clinics. They may accept used supplies or know of local organizations that are in need. They may also be able to direct you to specific individuals requiring supplies.

Place an advertisement in your local newspaper or on Craigslist. Make sure you emphasize that the supplies are free! Usually, a newspaper will print an ad for free medical supplies at no charge to the poster.

Contact Insulin Pumpers. This organization gives support and information about insulin to children and adults with diabetes. They accept diabetes supplies.

Try Diabetic Supply Rescue. This site has an easy form to fill out, and they provide excess and unused diabetic supplies to people who don’t have insurance. They accept test strips, lancets, needles, glucometers, and many other non-prescription supplies.

Typically, organizations only accept unused, non-prescription supplies for safety reasons. Don’t let your excess supplies go to waste; donate to someone in need!

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