Mutual Aid Diabetes (MAD) Redistribution Fund

100% of this fund is redistributed to help diabetic community members. MAD volunteers prioritize the dispersal of these funds for obtaining insulin, medication, and supplies. See our website for more information about what we do!

MAD in the Media:

Human Rights Watch
Read the 92-page report: “If I’m Out of Insulin, I’m Going to Die,” which details why US insulin prices abuse human rights and features MAD organizers Allie, Emily, and Zoe.

Teen Vogue
"Lauren Figg, MSW, is the sustainability working group leader at Mutual Aid Diabetes (MAD). She helps connect diabetic community members with long-term solutions to obtaining insulin, insulin-resistance medication, and supplies. Figg tells Teen Vogue that the legislation proposed so far, like copay caps, leave out 'the most vulnerable diabetics — the uninsured, who are most at risk for hospitalization for rationing and complications.'"

SELF
5 Insulin Facts: As insulin costs keep rising, research suggests that about 25% of diabetics have had to resort to rationing their insulin, despite the very real health risks associated with doing so.

Jezebel
Feature: Abortion Bans Will Kill Diabetic People. Already hit with crushing insulin prices and health issues, diabetics say the end of Roe v. Wade scares the hell out of them—for good reason.

Glamour
Op-Ed: This Diabetes Drug Is Being Prescribed Off-Label for Weight Loss. Now There’s a Shortage. Could Hollywood's latest obsession with thinness be to blame?

CBS News - LA
Diabetes drug, Ozempic, causes controversy as people clamber to use it for weight loss side effect.

Wall Street Journal
How a Diabetes Drug Became the Talk of Hollywood, Tech and the Hamptons: Ozempic and other injections meant to treat chronic medical conditions are in high demand among elites looking to lose a little weight. ‘This is the Hollywood drug.’
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John King
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Astoria, NY
Allie Marotta
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