What do you do if you have diabetes but can’t afford diabetic supplies?
Often people just stop testing their blood sugar. Those people are at risk for serious complications, including death.
Many of those who can’t afford diabetic supplies have no insurance. A surprising fact is that 17 million of the nearly 47 million people without health insurance have family incomes of $40,000 or more, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a nonpartisan organization. More than two-thirds of the uninsured are in households with at least one full-time worker.
One company, American Diabetes Wholesale, decided to help those who couldn’t afford diabetic supplies — by offering wholesale-priced diabetes supplies (up to a 60% discount). Started in 2005, the company offers phone and on-line ordering of its products.
“The hardest part of our job is letting people know we exist,” notes Chris Maguire, Vice President and Co-Founder. “This year we are focusing on our National Campaign for Diabetes Educators. If we are successful in targeting these 15,000+ health care professionals dedicated to diabetes we can continue to do our part in fighting diabetes by providing affordable diabetes supplies to their patients.”
Lori Bristle, R.N., Diabetes Educator for the Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center in Clyde, NC, says, “The prices that American Diabetes Wholesale offers are greatly reduced. I give out the company’s information to my patients who are uninsured or underinsured, so that they have access to the supplies they need at prices they can afford.”
American Diabetes Wholesale is the leading provider of deeply discounted diabetic supplies for those who have no insurance.