Diabetes Singapore Is Giving Out Free Alcohol Swabs Till 29 Feb, While Stocks Last

Earlier this month, a pharmacy sales staff’s account went viral after she revealed that a diabetic customer could not get any alcohol swabs as they were sold out.

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Diabetics require alcohol swabs for their insulin injections. Without the swabs, they are undoubtedly facing a tough time.

The virus is not only causing supply shortages, but also making it difficult to visit hospitals for their screenings.

Distribution of free alcohol swabs and lancets

There’s good news for those who are worried about the shortage.

Diabetes Singapore is giving out free alcohol swabs and safety lancets to all diabetes patients from now till 29 Feb at their home and branch offices.

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The charity will be partnering Aeras Medical, who were “heartbroken” after reading about the diabetic customer who couldn’t buy alcohol swabs.

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They felt that it was time for them to step up and lend a hand by sponsoring this initiative.

3 collection points for free alcohol swabs & safety lancets

There are 400 packs available, and each pack contains 10 Glucopro alcohol swabs and 1 SAFETiCET 10s (Yellow) safety lancet.

This is what the pack will look like.

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Both Diabetes Singapore members and non-members are eligible to collect the packs.

For non-members, you can bring your NRIC and doctor’s letter or any other document that shows you are a person with diabetes.

They’ll be open from 9am to 5pm daily. Here’s where you can claim a pack

Diabetes Singapore Head Office

Address: 528 Jurong West Street 52, #01-353, Singapore 640526

Diabetes Singapore Branch Office

Address: 22 Boon Keng Road, #01-15, Singapore 330022

Mobile Screening Buses

Please call 6564 9818 in advance to confirm the locations of the 2 mobile buses.

Details can also be found here.

Diabetes Singapore initiative will ease lives of diabetics amid Covid-19

Diabetes Singapore told MS News that the virus is causing complications for diabetics.

They’re worried that it would be inconvenient for patients to go for regular screenings and buy their medical necessities.

Hence, this timely initiative will help diabetics immensely in their management.

Kudos to Diabetes Singapore for recognising problems that diabetics face and giving them the supplies they need.

Featured image adapted from Facebook and Facebook.