Can a Diabetic using Insulin donate blood?

Can a Diabetic using Insulin donate blood?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

The answer is no. The Red Cross will not take the blood but not because of the medications we are on but because we will be compromised with our risks of kidney issues. If you are insulin dependent..not so sure if you are on oral meds. Best to check with your Endocrinologist.

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I donate occasionally and am on oral meds. They have never shown concern either way

posted 2 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Good question. Call Blood Services and ask. I haven't donated since I became diabetic.

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Same here. I stopped donating blood when I started Diabetes meds.

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Dont know, have never tried to

posted 3 months ago
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