IDDT appeals for help for people living with diabetes in Ukraine

The InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) has been contacted by people in Ukraine in need of diabetes medical supplies.

IDDT’s CEO Martin Hirst told us, “The Independent Diabetes Trust started an appeal to send diabetes supplies at the start of March and with the support of its members managed to send its first aid shipment on the 9 March and will be in a position to send a second shipment by Monday 21 March. IDDT has always supported ALL people with diabetes and this is one of the most important appeals we have had to make. We have joined forces with other organisations to do our best to help to get supplies to where they are needed as quickly and safely as possible. For people living with diabetes in Ukraine, life is becoming more and more difficult with each day that passes. We are also now in contact with orphanages where children with diabetes are in need of insulin and other diabetes supplies.”

The following items are needed. They must be NEW, UNUSED and IN-DATE:

  • Insulin in pens, vials or cartridges
  • Insulin syringes
  • Blood glucose meters and test strips
  • Lancets and lancet devices
  • Glucagon
  • Hypo treatments – packets of Jelly babies for example

If you can help with any of these items, please send them to IDDT at the following address: IDDT, 210 Abington Avenue, Northampton, NN1 4PR

Note: If you need to contact  IDDT, telephone between 10.00am and 3.00pm on 01604-622837 Monday to Friday, or email

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