Insulin for Life Canada is a not-for-profit organization that collects and distributes no longer needed glucose test strips, insulin, and syringes which would otherwise be discarded. These items are sent to recognized organizations with agreed to distribution protocols to be donated to those in need.
Why Insulin for Life?
In developed economies of the world, insulin is often subsidized by governments or paid for by insurance companies. As a result, medical practitioners are able to control diabetes very accurately and can change the type of insulin used when lifestyle, age, etc. changes. This often leads to a surplus of insulin from the previous prescription that is eventually disposed of.
In less developed economies, a diagnosis of diabetes is often a death sentence because of the inability of families to pay for the insulin.
What are the objectives of IFLC?
To collect supplies and donate them to developing countries on a continuous basis.
To help save the lives of those diagnosed with diabetes by getting supplies to them.
To educate those at risk of getting Type 2 diabetes by teaching Type 2 prevention in developing nations.
How are we funded and supported?
IFLC is funded by private donations and operated by volunteers. Expenses are used for packaging, shipping, and office overhead. IFLC is a not-for-profit organization and is a registered Canadian charity. If you would like to donate, click the “Donate Now” button below and select an option for donating.
(CanadaHelps.org charges a small fee to handle the accounting of charitable receipts. This greatly reduces expense and workload at IFLC.)