As of 2015, free diabetic supplies assistance is available through Becton, Dickinson and Company, which conducts an insulin syringe assistance program, and Medtronic Mini-Med, which offers insulin pumps and supplies, states the American Diabetes Association. Rx Assist, Partnership for Prescription Assistance, Benefits Check Up and Rx Hope also provide help.
Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Merck and Company, and other pharmaceutical companies offer financial help to patients having difficulty affording their medications and supplies. Bayer Corporation, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America are also among them, notes the American Diabetes Association. Each program has its own eligibility requirements that a person must meet to qualify for assistance.