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FREE Everyday Wisdom Kit from the ADA
The Everyday Wisdom ™ Kit is a tool designed to help families of children with type 1 diabetes live with diabetes everyday.
When a child is diagnosed with a chronic disease like type 1 diabetes, everyday moments can become more of a challenge.
The Everyday Wisdom Kit helps families plan for everyday moments and events such as birthday parties, playing sports and getting behind the wheel.
The Kit comes in a reusable lunch bag and includes,
- A guide for parents
- A guide for the child with diabetes
- A guide for the teen with diabetes
- A guide for the sibling
- An interactive card game for the whole family
- An informational and inspirational DVD
- Juggling balls
- Emergency Contact Information refrigerator magnet
- Pocket-sized Carb Counting Tool
- Diabetes Dictionary
This interactive toolkit was designed for families of kids with newly diagnosed diabetes ages 8 and over.
Thanks to an educational grant by Lilly, the Everyday Wisdom Kit is available for free.
Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
Most pharmaceutical companies offer financial assistance programs to persons who have trouble affording their medications and supplies.
Each program has specific criteria that must be satisfied in order for an individual to be considered eligible for a financial assistance program.
Below is a list of databases with information about pharmaceutical assistance programs. We hope that this information will be of assistance to you.
RxAssist provides a comprehensive database of pharmaceutical assistance programs.
NeedyMeds.org has information on pharmaceutical and healthcare assistance programs.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need for free or nearly free.
RxHope is a web-based resource that acts as a facilitator in helping people get their medications for free or for a small co-payment.
Benefits Check Up
BenefitsCheckUp is a service of the National Council on Aging that has information on benefits programs for seniors with limited income and resources. Seniors can search for programs that help them pay for prescription drugs as well as health care, rent, utilities and other needs.