It is urgent! The diabetic from Ukraine requires the help.

  1. I have a diabetes during two years. During this time I received Danish insulin free
    of charge on 70%. Other purchased itself. Now to me have informed that in 2003 I shall
    not receive any more Danish insulin and I shall receive only made in Ukraine. But the
    insulin made in Ukraine does not reduce sugar in blood how made in Denmark. I entered
    the Ukrainian insulin in 5 times more than it is necessary but the level of sugar in
    blood was not reduced up to the necessary level.
    It speaks that the Ukrainian insulin does not meet to international requests.
    I work in hospital. Many patients arrive in diabetic coma after long acceptance of
    the Ukrainian insulin.
    Cost of a month doze of insulin makes 100% from my wages per one
    month.
    I shall be very grateful to you for any help, for any advice as to me to
    survive in this situation. Without insulin I shall die slowly.
    The Ukrainian state does not wish to care of the citizens of patients with a diabetes.
    I search for work abroad not in USA.

    I the masseur and the anaesthetist but agree to work as the hospital attendant.
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   VickyRN
    Vyacheslav, I would like to help, but don't have a clue. What can we do to help you? Any suggestions?
  4. by   sjoe
    As a general rule, it is very wise to be very careful of donation requests made on the Internet, and to donate ONLY to reputable charities. (This thread has already been reported to a moderator.)
  5. by   Youda
    Vyach, can you buy insulin from Canada and have it mailed to you?

    If Ukraine gives you the insulin, you do not have a choice on what kind. Are you able to live in another country?

    (sjoe, the poster is asking for advice, not donations. Vyach is trying hard to post in English, and that is causing some difficulties since it is not the native language. Let's find some ideas for her, OK?)
  6. by   sjoe
    Youda--How do you know? Have you met? There are literally hundreds of very similar appeals spread all over the Internet--and most of them are from what used to be the Soviet Union (as are a very large proportion of computer viruses).

    Again, caution is urged.
    Last edit by sjoe on Dec 8, '02
  7. by   Youda
    sjoe, I'd rather not divert this thread into a credability debate. If you choose not to give suggestions, then skip this thread, OK?
  8. by   Dazedgiggle
    Vyacheslav, I thought Youda had a great idea on buying from Canada, can you do that? Or do you have any friends or family in the U.S.? I'm not a diabetic, but I don't believe we need a prescription to buy insulin, if you know anyone here you can trust to send money to so they can send you some, that might help. I'm so sorry about your situation, I hope you get some helpful advice!!
  9. by   renerian
    Sounds like you need someone from around you or Denmark to help you. I am from the states.


    renerian
  10. by   kcsun3
    Not sure if this will be helpful in your location, but worth a try...

    From the Diabetes Portal at:
    http://www.insulinfree.org/articles/drugprogs.htm

    PROGRAMS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO CAN'T AFFORD MEDICATIONS
    Most pharmacies have what are called Indigent Drug Programs that help people who cannot afford to buy medications. If you need help, call for information and application procedures. In most cases your physician will need to apply on your behalf. If the company that manufacturers the medications you require is not listed below, call them anyway and ask if they have an Indigent Drug Program.

    AMGEN
    800-272-9376
    Epogen, Neupogen

    BAYER CORPORATION
    800-998-9180
    Mycelex

    BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM
    800-556-8317

    BURROUGHS-WELLCOME 800-722-9294

    ELI LILLY AND CO.
    800-545-6962
    Insulin


    FUJISAWA
    800-477-6472
    Prograf

    GLAXO WELLCOME
    Information: 800-745-2967
    Customer Service: 800-334-0032
    Patient Assistance: 800-722-9294
    Reimbursement Line: 800-423-6869
    Imuran

    HOECHST-MARION-ROUSSEL, INC.
    General: 800-362-7466
    Customer Information: 800-552-3656
    Lasix

    HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE
    800-526-6367
    CellCept

    JANSSEN
    800-544-2987
    Propulsid

    Johnson & Johnson
    800-447-3437

    NOVARTIS
    Patient Assistance: 800-722-9294
    Cyclosporine Program: 888-455-6655

    PARKE-DAVIS
    800-755-0120

    PFIZER, INC.
    800-646-4455

    PHARMACIA & UPJOHN
    800-366-5570

    PROCTOR & GAMBLE PHARM. INC.
    800-448-4878

    ROCHE LABS
    800-443-6676 800-285-4484

    SMITHKLINE BEECHAM
    800-546-0420
    Augmentin, Tagamet
    Compazine

    UPJOHN CO.
    800-242-7014
    Prednisone

    WYETH-AYERST LABS
    703-706-5933
  11. by   P_RN
  12. by   Jenny P
    Wow, P_RN, that is quite the abstract! What do you suppose the problem is with Ukrainian Insulin; or is it the fact that it isn't used right? If Vyacheslav used it the same as the Danish Insulin; do you suppose the Ukranian Insulin is outdated or has been stored wrong (maybe it froze or was overheated in storage or????)?

    Vyacheslav, is there a date on your Ukranian Insulin? If, (as I read what you wrote here) you used 5 times the Danish Insulin dose and it still isn't woking, I would suspect that that bottle of insulin should be thrown out and you should try to use another bottle-- but I would not get it at the same place you got that bottle as they aren't storing it properly or it is seriously outdated. And start out at the Danish Insulin dose level with each new bottle of insulin; you'd hate to overdose on insulin!
  13. by   P_RN
    http://www.mirror-weekly.com/nn/show/391/34643/

    The city of Kremenchuh in Poltava Oblast (and not only it) complains about problems with insulin. Drug stores are widely supplied with Ukrainian produced insulin, purchased at the costs fo the city budget. At the same time the city may not help people allergic to this medicine because this will be classified as no-purpose use of funds. One and the same expenditure may not be provided for from two budgets of different level, according to the 2002 Budget Law and Budget Code. Well, Ukrainian diabetics will hopefully survive till the next budget year.

    I can't even imagine how terrible things are.

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