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Re: [IPm] financial assistance for uninsured pumpers?

You might try sending a note to Michael Robinton at email @ redacted Michael 
is the executive director and  chief cook and bottle washer of 
insulin-pumpers.org. He sometimes gets donations of supplies from list 
members. He sends these to members in need when he can and might be able to 
Good luck.
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At 04:32 PM 5/10/2006, you wrote:
>I am a nurse educator for a local non-profit diabetes agency in greater
>Cleveland. Does anyone know if there is any financial assistance for pump
>supplies for uninsured patients? I have to girls, 18 and 19, Mom recently
>lost insurance. No longer eligible for schips program. I contacted the pump
>company and help is limited. Our agency has boxes of infusion sets and
>reservoirs, sealed, that we have received as donations. However, not
>compatible for these girls. Does anyone know of anywhere we might "trade"
>these supplies? (manufacturer will not trade). I've never encountered this
>situation before and wondered if anyone has info or ideas. Would appreciate
>any ideas. Thanks.
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