Islets of Hope assistance programs for persons with diabetes - Massachusettes

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Massachusettes - Emergency and Assistance Resources and Programs for Persons with Diabetes


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.

National Kidney Foundation for Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Vermont - Offers a variety of programs, including:

  • Emergency Medication and Transportation Fund - For patients with no other alternatives, the National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island New Hampshire and Vermont may be able to provide emergency funds to cover medication or transportation.  For more information on this and other programs, please contact Andrea Savisky at 800-542-4001 or asavisky@kidneyhealth.org
     
  • Medical ID Jewelry - Medical ID Jewelry is available through NKF MA-RI-NH-VT. It immediately alerts medical providers to your condition in a crisis, when the slightest delay could spell tragedy.  Download the Emergency Medical ID Jewelry Order Form.  For more information on this and other programs, please contact Andrea Savisky at 800-542-4001 or asavisky@kidneyhealth.org
     
  • NH Medication Bridge - The N.H. Medication Bridge Program is a private-public partnership under the leadership of the Foundation for Healthy Communities to help eligible uninsured and under-insured patients of all ages to receive needed medications from pharmaceutical companies' Patient Assistance Programs.  Click here for information on N.H. Medication Bridge.
     
  • Gift of Fitness - Through a partnership with the YMCA, we offer three month complimentary introductory memberships at a patient's local YM/YWCA. Exercise can greatly improve outlook and outcomes for kidney patients and transplant recipients. Referrals come from social workers, nurses and physicians at area dialysis and transplant centers. In some cases, patients can also arrange for discounts on continuing memberships.  For more information on this and other programs, please contact Andrea Savisky at 800-542-4001 or asavisky@kidneyhealth.org
     
  • Secondary Education Scholarships through the NKD

National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont Inc.
129 Morgan Drive
Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 278-0222 / (781) 278-0333 (Fax)
Website:
http://www.kidneyhealth.org

Medical Transportation

The Grow Clinic for Children at Boston Medical Center is an outpatient program that treats children diagnosed with Failure To Thrive (FTT).  They offer one-way taxi service for medical care.  (Sometimes, children diagnosed early with type 1 diabetes may suffer from growth-related problems.)

 

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