Managing diabetes can be even harder when you are dealing with a natural disaster, loss of electricity and possible evacuation from your home. During an emergency crisis, it is critical for people with diabetes to have access to the medications and testing supplies needed to maintain proper blood glucose control, and to prevent serious sudden complications such as hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia.
Be Prepared: The Diabetes Preparedness Plan includes checklist of supplies, information and guidelines for people living with diabetes in the case of an emergency or natural disaster.
Be Informed: Visit DDRC’s Facebook page or diabetes.org. Detailed resources can be found here.
NEED HELP? 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) Contact The American Diabetes Association Center For Information, MON.-FRI. 9:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M. ET. Representative are regularly updated with information on how to access medical support, shelters, pharmacies and more.
EMERGENCY DIABETES SUPPLY HOTLINE: 1-314-INSULIN (314-467-8546). The DDRC hotline has been activated for physicians and health care providers to notify us of diabetes supply shortages and request support.