Managing diabetes is challenging enough on a day-to-day basis. In an emergency, having access to needed medical care and supplies can be a matter of life and death. We and our partners in the award-winning Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (formerly the Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition) are committed to delivering life-saving medical care and supplies to areas affected by disasters.
Is Hurricane Florence affecting your access to diabetes supplies?
Contact us for assistance:
Healthcare providers can contact our supply request hotline at 1.314.INSULIN (314.467.8546) Monday-Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM Eastern. The supply request hotline will have extended weekend hours from 8 AM to 8 PM ET on Sept. 15-16.
Do you have diabetes or are you caring for someone with diabetes? 1-800-DIABETES is available to support people with diabetes and their loved ones from 9 AM-7 PM ET, M-F. The hotline will have extended weekend hours from 10 AM to 3 PM ET on Sept. 15-16.
We need Society members to help staff our insulin supply hotline, provide clinical assistance via Skype, or help deliver and coordinate supplies on the ground in the event of an emergency. Contact Meredith Dyer, Director, Health Policy, for more information on volunteer opportunities.
If you would like to donate diabetes supplies, we are partnering with Insulin for Life to ship necessary items to areas impacted by hurricanes. Get information on what is needed and how to donate. To donate blood or platelets, please visit the American Red Cross' website for a list of nationwide locations.
In response to a succession of Atlantic hurricanes that devastated the mainland United States and territories, we teamed up to form the coalition in 2017.
Together, we delivered nearly 4,000 pounds of diabetes supplies to individuals left without access to water and electricity in the wake of the 2017 hurricanes. The group coordinated with nearby hospitals, pharmacies, shelters and corporations to help get patients the care they needed.
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) honored the Coalition with the prestigious Power of A Summit Award for its exemplary commitment to solving problems and creating a stronger world.
American Diabetes Association (ADA)*
Insulin for Life USA*
American Association of Diabetes Educators
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
Our partners include The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, Lilly Diabetes, Insulet, Sanofi, and many more.