T1International does not disseminate diabetes supplies, but we know an oganisation that does! Insulin for Life is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes in-date insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted. These are donated to recognised organisations in many countries, with agreed monitoring systems, on an ongoing, sustainable basis, and following emergencies. Recipient organisations include children’s diabetes camps, programs involving Australian medical students, and Diabetes Associations and clinics. You can find your affiliated Insulin for Life centre that collects unused supplies here.
We cannot accommodate individual requests for insulin and diabetes supplies, but our mission is to do everything in our power to make sure that everyone with type 1 diabetes has access to their insulin, supplies, medical care, and other support.
We believe that systemic change is what will lead to lasting improvement in the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. This change is what we are fighting for.
We do this in four ways:
- We remain people-focused by sharing the voices of those living with type 1 diabetes around the world to raise awareness of the issues
- We serve as a knowledge hub to give a clear picture of the issues, offer resources, and signpost people and organisations to further information we know about that will support them
- We dig deep into the problems of lack of access to diabetes supplies, care and treatment to uncover and collect the best data and statistics around these issues to ensure we are tackling the problems in the best way and getting to the most underserved populations
- We campaign and lobby those in power and support existing campaigns so that our vision becomes a reality
T1International stands for type 1 diabetes international. This means that we advocate for and support people with type 1 diabetes all around the world. We want people everywhere with type 1 diabetes have access to everything they need to live a healthy life.
We really are a global organisation and have connections with people in lots of different countries like Kenya, the United States, India, Syria, and Haiti, to name a few. We’re continually adding to our worldwide type 1 map tool, which you can explore to learn about life with type 1 in other places. Don’t see your country? Make sure to get in touch so we can include it.
We support people of all ages living with type 1 diabetes. We know that type 1 diabetes does not go away. Even if someone is diagnosed as a child, they will have it for the rest of their life. Many people are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as adults, too, so it is important that we support every single person living with type 1 diabetes, no matter what age they are.
While our work focuses primarily on the niche subject of type 1 diabetes, we will always try to guide people with type 2 diabetes (and all other types of diabetes) towards organisations or resources that can support them in the best way possible. We stand in solidarity with our friends with all types of diabetes!
We believe in #healthforall. That includes not just people with type 1 diabetes, but type 2 diabetes and all other health conditions. We are passionate about partnership and collaborative working, and are always looking for ways that we can support other niche health organizations to further shared goals and offer encouragement.
It is our priority to be able to speak out and push for change, so we do not accept money from pharmaceutical companies or any other body that we feel might influence our ability to do this. We will always be transparent about where our money comes from and what we spend it on.
At present, we operate on a small budget which comes mainly from individual donations. We are also very grateful to the following donors for providing grant funding for various programmes and projects:
If you’re interested in making a donation, visit our donation page. To discuss grants or other funding opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a few ways you can become part of Team T1International. Have you liked T1International on Facebook and followed @t1international on Twitter? Have you invited friends to like us, too? That will help you keep up to date on our activities.
You can also subscribe to our newsletter (at the bottom of this page) to stay in the loop about campaigns and other opportunities. Spreading the word about T1International really helps us grow our team of type 1 diabetes advocates.
Finally, if you have a special skill (photography, languages, art and design, data, etc.) that you think might support our work, please get in touch with us to discuss.