EP #275: Help a Diabetic Child with Tami Balavage

Good Neighbor Podcast with Help a Diabetic Child

What Makes Help a Diabetic Child a Good Neighbor…

We believe that all those with Type 1 diabetes deserve the supplies they need. Our goal is to provide these to patients in need.

The mission of Help a Diabetic Child (HADC) is to purchase diabetes medical supplies, insulin and services which include Dr. Visits (Endocrinology and Mental Health) for children and college students who have diabetes and are struggling to get these life saving medical supplies and services because their families are struggling financially.

New data released by leading diabetes research companies found that people living with diabetes have suffered a greater economic impact as a result of the pandemic than the average person in the United States. According to the American Diabetes Association and the Endocrine Society.

Rising Insulin Costs
“Currently, 7.4 million Americans use insulin to treat their diabetes. At minimum, these patients use one vial of insulin each month. However, some patients require multiple vials of insulin or use multiple types of insulins (which necessitates multiple vials) each month. According to a survey conducted by the American Diabetes Association, 27 percent of respondents stated that insulin costs have affected their past year purchase or use of insulin. Thirty-four percent of families with children on insulin were impacted. Those affected by rising costs were more likely to experience adverse health effects than those for whom cost did not impact their purchase or use of insulin and twice as likely to experience negative emotions like stress and anxiety. Many of these patients were also forced to forgo other needs such as transportation (32%), utilities (30%), housing (27%), doctor’s visits (32%), or other medications (36%), and were more likely to ration their insulin.”

To learn more about Help a Diabetic Child, go to: www.helpadiabeticchild.org

Help a Diabetic Child
P.O. Box 110161
Naples, FL 34108

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