With the ups and downs of the economy and lean job market, many people with diabetes find themselves with limited resources to manage diabetes effectively. In times like these it’s often hard to know where to turn. However, knowing what resources are available can help make managing diabetes on a limited budget possible. Learn more about resources for tough times.
Most pharmaceutical companies offer financial assistance programs to persons who are uninsured. This assistance is available to help cover the cost of medications and supplies when they cannot be paid for out-of-pocket. Each pharmaceutical company has specific criterion that needs to be satisfied in order for an individual to be considered eligible for a financial assistance program. Learn more about financial assistance programs.
Education Programs Recognized by the American Diabetes Association
To find a recognized diabetes education program in your area, search our online database.
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Visit the American Diabetes Association’s online community.
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Enroll in the Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program Today.
The events, resources and organizations listed below are in no way affiliated with the American Diabetes Association. This information is provided without endorsement or guarantee. Always call ahead to verify location, meeting times, availability of services and other details.
National Diabetes Assistance Program
(Must apply for Eligibility):
ACCU-Check Patient Assistance Program
1-800-858-8072 / Website: www.accu-check.com/us
Provides: Free or reduced cost diabetes supplies.
BD Insulin Syringe Assist Program (CVS Caremark)
1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
1-866-818-6906 / Website: www.bd.com/us/diabetes
Provides: Insulin syringe assistance for qualified individuals.
Charles Ray III Diabetes Association, Inc.
Post Office Box 792
Apex, NC 27502
919-303-6949 / Website: www.cr3diabetes.org
Provides: Equipment and medical supplies
Eye Care America Diabetes Eye Care Program
1-877-887-6327 / Website: www.eyecareamerica.org
Provides: Free or reduced cost eye exams for individuals with diabetes.
Florida Department of Health
Insulin Eligibility Program
904-253-1360 / Website: www.doh.state.fl.us/Family/DCP/insulin.html
Provides: Free insulin for qualified individuals.
Glasko Smith Kline
Bridges to Access Program
1-866-728-4368 / Website: www.bridgestoaccess.com
Provides: Glasko Smith Kline medicines to eligible patients at little or no cost.
Diabetes Resources & Websites
American Diabetes Association
1-800-DIABETES / 1-800-342-2383
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC
1-877-CDC-DIAB / 1-877-232-3422
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