AskNadia: North Carolina Devastated by Hurricane and in Need of Diabetes Supplies

Dear Nadia,

 Our neighbors in North Carolina and those who have diabetes have been devastated. They literally LOST EVERYTHING! We are receiving numerous request for assistance with Medtronic, Animas and Omni Pod insulin pump supplies. We need these items donated to us so we can give them to the diabetics who have been affected by this disaster.

 Thank you All !

Charles Ray, III/President

CR3 Diabetes Association, Inc.

Dear Diabetes Community,

As the Publisher of Diabetes Health,  I am reaching out to you on behalf of the North Carolina diabetes residents that have been devastated by Hurricane Matthew. They are in need of diabetes supplies.

My colleague Charles Ray III, the Founder of CR3, is managing all donation for the North Carolina resident’s who are reaching out to him directly in need of specific supplies.

Supplies Requested

~ Donations for the Medtronic 530G & 630G (Models 551 & 751)

Paradigm 523 & 723- insulin Pumps and supplies

~ Animas insulin pump supplies

~ OmniPod insulin pump supplies

~ Glucose test strips.

How You Can Help

Ask people you know through your network to donate diabetes supplies to the families that have been devastated by Hurricane Matthew.

Your network of friends can donate diabetes supplies or make a monetary donation .

They can also:

Call 919-303-6949  to speak to someone at CR3 about their donation.

Fax 919-267-9629  a completed form which they can download from the CR3 site

Mail their tax deductible supplies or check  to CR3 to

PO Box 792, Apex, NC 27502

About CR3

Charles Ray III was diagnosed with diabetes at a time when he could not afford the supplies he needed to take care of himself.  Luck had it; he resembled a famous NBA player. People confused him with a professional athlete and consequently donated diabetes supplies to him. It paid to look like someone famous.

Charles’s firsthand experience as someone that wanted to take care of his diabetes and lacked the resources to do so; is what inspired him to start his non-profit.

The purpose of CR3 is to get supplies to motivated people with diabetes who can not afford to test or go on an insulin pump. What I find unique about his site is that you can go online and choose whom to support by reading their profile. You can make a one-time donation or a monthly donation and know exactly who will benefit from your kind gesture.

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Nadia holds 14 nominations for her work as a diabetes advocate. Her passion for working in the diabetes community stemmed from her personal loss—a mother and a brother who both succumbed from the effects of type 2 diabetes. She has used her experience as a caretaker to forge a career in helping others.

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