Islets of Hope free diabetes supplies and insulin  for persons with diabetes

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We have provided this information for general information purposes only.  It is not intended to be a recommendation or endorsement of any program or entity.

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American Red Cross – Phone: 800-HELP-NOW;  (Spanish) 800-257-7575

America's Second Harvest – Phone: 800-344-8070

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Catholic Charities, USA – Phone:  800-919-9338

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Nazarene Disaster Response - Phone - 888-256-5886

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Salvation Army – Phone: 800-SAL-ARMY  (800-725-2769)

Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief – Phone: 800-462-8657, X-6440

United Jewish Communities – Phone: 877-277-2477

United Methodist Committee on Relief – Phone: 800-554-8583


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Financial & Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Charities that offer free or low-cost diabetes supplies

Hock's offers 30-50% discounted prices on diabetes supplies.  We cannot specifically recommend or endorse any company but we have been listing Hock's in our resource directory for over a year as one of the two cheapest online companies to purchase from.  We recently affiliated with Hock's because our own experience with them has been so positive.  If you do place an order through our site, they will contribute financially towards our cause and you will get reasonable prices for diabetes supplies.

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Where to start

Call your local hospital, social services department, or even your doctor.  Medical professionals often are the best source of information about local assistance plans.  All fifty United States have free, or reduced-cost health clinics.  Many of these clinics can offer diabetes care, as well as free or reduced-cost diabetes medications, supplies, and insulin.  Find a Health Center in Your State

Free Accu-Chek Blood Glucose Meter - This program is for physician's who wish to order a free meter for their patients.  (Patients, have your doctor call below to get your free meter.)  This program is for those new to testing or for those who are currently using another meter brand.  To get a free meter:

  1. Call Pharmacy Services at 888-494-8213 (Option 2) between 8 A.M. and 8 P.M. EST to order an Accu-Chek System. The Accu-Chek System will be delivered to the patient in four to five business days.
  2. Write a prescription for the member for Accu-Chek test strips that correspond to the member's meter and Accu-Chek® Softclix® lancets.

For more information, please contact Provider Services at 215-567-3590 or 800-227-3119 (outside the 215 area code).

Charitable Organizations

The following charities assist residents in most of the United States with free or low-cost diabetes supplies to those who qualify:

Charles Ray III Diabetes Association offers free diabetes supplies for those that cannot afford the cost, all over the world. Pumps and pump supplies available here. The Charles Ray III Diabetes Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Children With Diabetes - Order their free "Welcome Kit" and receive the following:

  • A blank quilt square and decorating supplies so you can make a panel for the Quilt for Life
  • An inspiring DVD entitled I Have Diabetes Too!
  • A coupon for a LifeScan blood glucose meter at No Charge
  • Educational materials about insulin, glucose monitoring, and insulin pump therapy
  • A nice backpack to hold everything

The CWD Welcome Kit is for residents of the United States only and is supported through the generosity of LifeScan and Animas.

FreedoMed - Phone:  1-888-722-7556.  Medical supply company, that provides low cost or totally free diabetic supplies to diabetics who are eligible through Medicare or private insurance., is the largest nonprofit organization serving the needs of insulin pumpers world-wide.  They are almost exclusively run by dedicated volunteers and offer financial assistance through their Insulin Pumpers Foundation program. Visit their main site for more information.

Islets of Hope – Lists assistance programs by state, as well as international resources for other countries.  Includes private, corporate, and government programs.  Go to and click on “Assistance Programs” in their pull-down menu.

The Julie Love Assistance Program for Diabetics, Inc.  The Julie Love Assistance Program for Diabetics, Inc.
               25521 Karen Street (Office)
               Oak Park, MI  48237
                Phone:  248-548-9628

Their primary focus of fundraising is within the state of Michigan, but their programs reach individuals nationwide who cannot afford diabetic medical supplies and are not eligible for private insurance, Medicaid or assistance within their home state.

NeedyMeds helps find assistance resources - This nonprofit website acts as a search portal for patient assistance programs.  There is no cost to use this service which currently list 390 companies that offer free drugs and patient assistance programs. - A grassroots nonprofit organization that offers a place to read how others found help, post your own needs, as well as receive free support from SDC volunteers to help you find affordable diabetes supplies and medications.  There is no charge to users. - A nonprofit organization that helps patients find assistance programs for medications and supplies that they may qualify for.

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