I agree with you but good luck getting the JDRF/ADA to give money to a PWD. My father Has MD and has received support, equipment, and physical therapy at no cost. My niece has MS and they pay / cover her out of pocket expense for drugs that cost over $9,000.00 every month.
Asking JDRF or ADA for assistance getting insulin or a pump would be impossible they are the finance arm of the Diabetes research industry. There whole program is focused on raising money for this and they have no qualms about asking use for money every day, week, month. The cure is allusive if there is one or we do not have the technology to find it...they have raised enough money to by a cure 100 times over, it's really not about the money anymore.
Someone needs to start a new Org. that is focused on helping the PWD with quality of life issues , I would not have a problem sending them money.
Just my two cents...