Diabetes Disaster Response

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 Dorian 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).
  • Do you have diabetes or are you caring for someone with diabetes? 1-800-DIABETES (800.342.2383) is available to support people with diabetes and their loved ones from 9 AM-7 PM ET, M-F.

Follow the Coalition on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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.

Resources

Downloadable Resources
Local Shelters

A live map of open shelters from the American Red Cross can be found here. You can also contact the American Red Cross directly at 1-800-733-2767.

Local Pharmacies

A list of open pharmacies in the area can be found here.

Health and Human Services Distress Line

If you are in the continental U.S. or Puerto Rico, contact your local Health and Human Services at 211 for assistance or the HHS Disaster Distress Line at 1-800-985-5990

Federal Resources
Donations

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.

Additional Resources

Coalition Members

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)*
  • JDRF*
  • Insulin for Life USA*
  • Endocrine Society
  • T1D Exchange
  • Research!America
  • 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.

*Founding member  
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