The three kids on the photos below are Roma, Anya, and Katya, all from Lugansk. They have been just diagnosed with diabetes. The girls found out about it in emergency rooms. How is a parent to know what’s happening? The child simply appears weak, listless. That could be caused by a thousand things, including stress which is a normal thing OVER THERE. Many LPR kids have lived through bombings, slept in cellars and heard shells strike neighboring homes many times. And then the kid suddenly loses consciousness, falls into a coma.
The newly discovered diabetics are a post-war scourge. Their number is growing, unfortunately.
Friends, as you know, we try to help diabetics in the Republics. Insulin is being issued regularly, so far there are no problems with it, thank God. But as I already said many times, it’s hard to get test strips. It’s not even about getting them at the pharmacies. They can be purchased. The problem is that they cost a lot. And they are not issued for free, like insulin. Average LPR salary is about 5,000 rubles. A single test strip pack is 1,300 rubles, and one needs an average of two packs per month.
The amazing Sasha K. has sent many big batches of test strips and glucose meters for our diabetics.
We just had a distribution of glucose meters, test strips, and needles.
Right now there are 42 patients in the hospice which has capacity of only 24. Five of them have diabetes and the hospice has no glucose meter. Taking them to a hospital every time is a big problem.
“Perhaps I will wash the test strips, dry them, and reuse them?” )))
Friends, if you’ve decided to help diabetics, and there are many of them, please label your contributions “diabetes”. This is a very urgent and necessary effort.