Insulin for Life
                Australia and Global

Saving lives around the world

Sir Michael Hirst, President of the International Diabetes Federation, has sent us this wonderful message of encouragement and support:
“Your work is fantastic and is hugely valued.  There is nothing more noble in life than helping to save lives, as you do.  We very greatly appreciate your commitment and the hard work of Insulin for Life Australia and Global in sending insulin and other supplies to people with diabetes in urgent need. I have met the children who are helped by the Insulin Programme.  It is uplifting to experience their enthusiasm for life, and the gratitude of them and their families; and very sobering and humbling to reflect that without that aid, they would be mere memories in the minds of their families”.
  • Over 200 donated meters and associated supplies arriving in Fiji, being used by the National Diabetes Centre.
  • Diabetes supplies being distributed in Cebu, Philippines.
  • A Thank You message from the Philippines.
  • Samanta at 4 with insulin donated by IFL. Samanta at 10, alive with your help.
  • Handing over ceremony of the donated supplies to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Solomon Islands in the Pacific.
  • Dr Neng-Chun Yu, President of TADE (left), Neil Donelan (IFL) & Wayne H-H Sheu, President, Chinese Taipei Diabetes Association, with donation to IFL
  • Sujata from India - before, and after 4 weeks of treatment with insulin
  • Ecuador – girl who receives donated supplies from IFL


Most people in most countries of the world who need life-saving insulin cannot obtain it.

Insulin for Life Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that collects and distributes insulin and other diabetes supplies that would otherwise be wasted. These are donated to recognised organisations in many countries, with agreed monitoring systems, on an ongoing, sustainable basis, and following emergencies. Recipient organisations include children’s diabetes camps, programs involving Australian medical students, Diabetes Associations and clinics.

In addition to the Insulin for Life (IFL) center in Australia, there are IFL affiliated centers in Austria, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA (click here for details). IFL Australia coordinates the collaborative activities of the 7 IFL affiliated centers (known as “IFL Global”), and helps start new ones.

This is an innovative, cost-effective and life-saving humanitarian assistance program... one model "right for the 21st century."

Philippines Project

The aim of The Philippines Project is to send donated insulin and diabetes supplies to several cities in the  Philippines for use by people who desperately need insulin to stay alive. Please consider donating now to help with the transport and handling costs, and help save the lives of young people like Elena, pictured here. There are many more like her who need our and your help.
Jerry Gore, a renowned mountaineer who has Type 1 diabetes has  adopted as his Insulin Challenge this year a  speed ascent of the North Face of the Eiger mountain. He aims to beat the world record!
Jerry will battle high winds and sub-zero temperatures to raise money for this IFL Project. A wonderful effort for IFL!
To give you an idea of what this will involve please see this video by the holder of the current world record.

Wall of Paine Jerry

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A Message

Ron Raab

The life saving activities of IFL result from the dedication of the Board, the IFL affiliates in Austria, Canada, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the USA, and the many volunteers and supporters around the world. You are the IFL team! Thank you to all of you!

Ron Raab OAM, President, Insulin for Life


We've Helped

This is Samanta in Ecuador who we've helped for many years. Samanta is now nearly a teen. All people with Type 1 Diabetes need insulin injections every day. 


Would you like to help?

Through various fundraising efforts, we hope to offset the cost of sending supplies overseas. You can donate money, or do a fundraiser for us. We also accept donations of unwanted insulin and other diabetes supplies from various qualified sources. We ask that you contact us first to see what our current supply needs are, and to see if what you'd like to donate meets our strict criteria.

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