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Improving Diabetes Care

Eli Lilly and Company  | January 27, 2020

As part of Lilly’s commitment to identify gaps in the health care system and find solutions that help people with diabetes live healthier lives, we are providing $2 million to fund grants available through two relief organizations: Direct Relief and Americares. 

Why is this important? 

There are many ways lower-income populations can access insulin, but sorting through the various options can be frustrating and time consuming. These grants will establish programs to help people with diabetes better understand and access resources that can help them, including: 

  • medicine and supplies 

  • medical care 

  • insurance coverage 

  • educational resources 

  • access to community programs 

  • help choosing and applying for insurance coverage or patient assistance programs 

This effort can help expand health care access and improve quality of care for people with diabetes across the U.S. – and, we hope, eliminate some of the frustration that comes with navigating the various resources available. 

Free clinics can learn more about the program requirements and apply for these grants through Direct Relief or Americares

If you use Lilly insulin and need support, we can help. We encourage people to call the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at (833) 808-1234. Our patient-focused hotline staffed by medical representatives in the U.S. is available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time.