Will’s Way knows that children living with type 1 diabetes spend every minute aware of their disease. Some do not have insurance. Others do, but it’s not enough. Some insurance providers only cover $5 a month toward diabetic care. To properly manage the disease most families must come up with approximately $800 out of pocket per month. If the family can’t – who can help them?
Will’s Way is a nonprofit located in Carmel, Ind. serving young people in the United States who are affected by type 1 diabetes and are underinsured (families that have insurance but have deductibles and co-pays that are so large it makes affording these supplies impossible).
Will’s Way provides two types of grants. One is for durable medical equipment; primarily insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. The other is an emergency cash grant that helps families in crisis afford daily diabetic supplies like insulin, test strips, syringes, alcohol pads, insertion sets and cartridges.