• 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.

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


For details about the supplies we can accept please complete the form on the Contact Us Page


Sir Michael Hirst, Past-President of the International Diabetes Federation www.idf.org is the Patron of Insulin for Life Australia.

Sir Michael has said to us that the work of IFL “….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 in sending insulin and other supplies to people with diabetes in urgent need. I have met the children who are helped by the 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."

One of Our Activities

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.

A Message

Ron Raab

The lifesaving activities of IFL Australia results from the dedication of the Board and many volunteers and supporters. You are part of the IFL Australia team! Thank you to all of you!

Ron Raab OAM, Founder, Past President and current Board Member, Insulin for Life Australia

We've Helped

This is Samanta in Ecuador who we've helped for many years. Samanta is now a teenager. 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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