Islets of Hope assistance programs for persons with diabetes - Wyoming

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Wyoming - 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.

Diabetes Resource Directory - Diabetes resources in Wyoming listed by county (.pdf).

Diabetes Resources - List of facilities that offer free or reduced-cost diabetes related services, care, and dialysis.

Wyoming National Kidney Foundation of Colorado, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming Inc.
3545 S. Tamarac Drive, Suite #200
Denver, CO 80237
(303) 713-1523 / (303) 713-0989 (Fax)

National Kidney Foundation - Offers a variety of assistance programs and activities for those in need of kidney-related medical care in Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming including the following:

  • Medical Identification Jewelry - Bracelets and necklaces are ordered for dialysis or transplant patients. Requests must be submitted by the patient's social worker.
  • Patient Emergency Financial Assistance Grants - Emergency funds provided to supplement the cost of medications, treatment supplies, dental needs and transportation expenses. Requests must be submitted by the patient's social worker or renal professional.
  • Patient Picnics - NKF delivers or assists in delivery of picnics in the summer time for dialysis and transplant patients. Over 350 individuals with kidney disease and their families attend these regional picnics. Contact our office if you're interested in attending or sponsoring a picnic in your area.
  • Kidney Camp - Every summer patients join each other in a retreat atmosphere in the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Dialysis is provided to patients on site. The number of campers is roughly 75 patients and their family members. Please call our affilate for upcoming dates and details.
  • Thanksgiving Basket Delivery - Families receive donations of food put together and delivered by volunteers. Food is donated through partnership with community food bank groups.
  • Team Rocky Mountain for the U.S. Transplant Games - The U.S. Transplant Games are a biennial, five-day athletic competition among recipients of life-saving transplants. Competition in the U.S. Transplant Games is open to anyone who has received a lifesaving transplant--heart, liver, kidney, lung, and pancreas. Bone marrow recipients are also eligible to participate. As much as the Games are an athletic event that calls attention to the success of organ and tissue transplantation, they are also a celebration of life among recipients, their families and friends. Donor Families gather for the Giving, Grieving, Growing™ classes and to cheer on the athletes. For more information, please go to

Lions Club - Now has Lions Eye Health Program which helps to prevent blindess from glaucoma and diabetes in the following states:  Alabama, Delaware, Washington, DC, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.  They may offer free eye glasses, eye screening and other eye care related services.

Free Blood Glucose Test Strips - In the spring of 1997, members of Sheridan Community Diabetes Education Committee wrote two grants to Wyoming Diabetes Control Program. One of the grants was the Strip Assistance Program.   This program is for persons with diabetes mellitus who test their blood glucose at home, who meet financial guidelines and who do not receive reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid or insurance for blood glucose test strips would qualify for this program. Persons who test 1-2 x per day or less receive one $20 coupon per month. Persons who test 3 x per day or more receive two $20 coupons per month. These coupons are redeemable at any Sheridan pharmacy for a period of 6 months. Clients are required to have a Hemoglobin A1c blood test every 6 months.  To apply call Wyoming Rehab at 674-1632. Allow approximately 15-30 minutes for your appointment. Coupons are mailed to clients by the Community Health office.

The Wyoming AgrAbility Project - The program offers assistance to Wyoming farm, ranch families with disabilities including diabetes.  The Wyoming AgrAbility Project focus is not just on physical disabilities but can also include cognitive and emotional disabilities. Those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and severe depression can utilize the services of the AgrAbility project.  For more information about AgrAbility, or if anyone knows of someone who might benefit from the services of the Wyoming AgrAbility Project, contact Weigel at (307) 766-4186 or e-mail at

Wyoming Hospital Board Programs for Miners (does not cover diabetes but may cover cardiac problems the can happen with diabetes).  They have two basic programs:

  • Unpaid Medical Bills - Miners who incur costs for medical care related to hearing, pulmonary/respiratory, cardiac or musculoskeletal conditions are eligible for up to $1,000 per year for unpaid medical bills for these conditions. However, this program does not cover hearing aids.
  • Prescription Drugs  - Miners who require prescription drugs for hearing, pulmonary/respiratory, cardiac or musculoskeletal conditions are also eligible to use that same $1,000 or part of it, as described above for unpaid medical bills, for prescription drugs for those conditions.

Free Clinics in Wyoming

Laramie County Centralized Pharmacy
3100 Henderson Drive, Suite 3
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-638-6842

Cheyenne, Laramie County
Cheyenne Free Clinic
Rhonda Tyner, Director
3100 Henderson Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 638-6842

Jackson, Teton County
Linda Gunther, Director
PO Box 1044, Jackson, WY 83002
(307) 739-7492

Laramie, Albany County
Downtown Clinic
Lorna Johnson, Director
611 S. 2nd St, Laramie, WY 82070
(307) 745-8445

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