In a reply to someone eles's post, I supplied some info about Insulin for LIfe. Thought I'd repeat the info here...

I am involved with Insulin for Life, whose headquarters are here in Australia.

Insulin for Life Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted. These are sent as a result of emergencies, and also on an ongoing, sustainable basis to recognised organisations and with agreed monitoring systems.

We have collection centres in several areas of the world, and have distributed insulin and other supplies to 69 countries on 419 separate occasions (to 06/08). .

If you want to assist, please contact us via our website.

We distribute only unwanted, in-date (with at least 3 months to go) insulin, test strips and sometimes (as needed) meters that are younger than 2 years old..

We also take financial donations to help offset transport costs. We welcome your assistance and support. .

Please don't hesitate to contact us

Susi Rafati
Website and Email Enquiry Assistant to Ron Raab, President, Insulin for Life Australia

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Comment by Henry on June 1, 2009 at 10:28pm
Hi Susi,

Just wanted to let you know that I sent a box to Insulin For Life some time last week.

Now that I'm on the pump, I had penfills and some lantus I didn't need anymore.... I also took the chance to clean up my D closet so I sent about 5 unneeded meters and some strips.

Hopefully these things will help someone in need.


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Comment by Susi (Ladalife) on June 2, 2009 at 3:07am
Thanks so much Henry. Your donations to IFL will be much appreciated and will be put to good use. As we say - you are helping save lives.

"D-Closet"? ROTFL!! I have this enormous box on wheels with my D-Stuff. It just about takes a closet to store all the stuff I've collected over the years and stuff I need now, as well as all the 'just in case' stuff. I'm also one of those who is very peeved at all the packaging too. What a waste of trees! You'd think that once you've used the first box of test strips, and read the instructions that I"m sure no one ever reads more than once, that you can get all subsequent ones minus all the inserts, packaging and everything else. You'd also think that you could send the little canisters back to be refilled. Wouldn't that make more economic sense? One of these days, some manufacturer somewhere will get it.


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