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Today Elliott Yamin made a pleading request to help him
get out of Chile following last week's 8.8 magnitude earthquake. Yamin
lives from Type 1 diabetes and is running out of supplies for his pump.

(guessing the journalist meant to write he lives "with" type 1 diabetes...)

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Are needle /insulin supplies easier to obtain and Manny how can we assist ???
Ack! I feel so helpless! Elliot is in trouble, and are there more like him? Adverse temps can render insulin useless. What can we do? Surely it is known how serious an absence of insulin is especially for a pump user. Nel asks about, and I hope that, needles and insulin for injection are obtainable. My thoughts go out to all who are trapped in that unimaginably horrible situation.
How can we help?
Ugh, that's horrible! I've had the pleasure of meeting Elliot Yasmin in person and he's such a nice person. Like others have said, syringes and both long acting and short acting insulins would be ideal. What a horrible situation to be stuck in! I hope this situation turns out okay.
I understand that this story has not been undated. Elliott has received a insulin pen and is doing fine.
whew! I'm glad he got an insulin pen! None of us want to be in that type of situation. I've always packed extra, at least two to three weeks worth when traveling and since last year bought Frio cases, one which is a large pack and have had all bottles of insulin in it once which did protect them and a small one for my pump which I am now using because I can't afford the pump supplies and am back on shots.... Thank God we have this website for all of us!! And yes, I do mean, Thank God! Rebecca
this will sound more callous than i want but ... chile is a developed country with plenty of functioning hospitals and experience treating D. Yamin is simply trying to jump the line when there are plenty of other, more serious, cases that should leave first. i understand his panic and the general concern, but in the scheme of things it's a pretty small -- and easily resolved -- problem.
I understand his concern there but by the grace of God go we.
Amen, Betty. I'm pretty sure If any of us were in a situation that we needed help in such a way, we would reach out to those we had access to. Its why this website works so well. We can say Help me, and it will happen... I think of others who have no such network in their lives. I myself was at that point once with a situation that is not D related, but if it had not been for someone taking notice & reaching out to the community on my behalf, I would still be alone in that problem.
All I'm saying is, we all use the resourses in front of us & I am proud to be a part of a family that consistantly reaches out to become a resource for those who can't, don't know they can, or don't know how or where to start... WE ROCK!!!!!
I'm a networker from way back and I know it does work.
I think this highlights a need greater than the immediate concern. I have access to some (not many) pump supplies and would be more than willing to share them. I use a medtronic paradign device and if anyone knows a place where some of these supplies can be donated I would love to give them away. I wold occasionally send them into Ipump but I understand they have stopped taking medtornic supplies and devices. I also have access to some test strips. I would love to share them.

rick phillips
Rick I recently discovered this website maybe they can be helpful in your donating supplies.




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