Humanitarian Response

Humanitarian Response

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This page will be updated with resources and information to support people with diabetes.
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Resources for Ukraine Crisis

The American Diabetes Association is a founding member of the Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (DDRC). With help from our partners, we’ve developed processes and tools for crisis response. We are now leveraging these resources to support our international colleagues. People living with diabetes face unique challenges during times of crisis. Below are tools and tips to help health care providers and people living with diabetes stay healthy. We welcome you to share these resources broadly to help reach those in need.

Insulin Switching Guide

Additional translations are in process and will be posted here. Please check back for updates. 

Want To Help People in Ukraine? Donate Extra Diabetes Supplies

If you have unexpired and unopened diabetes supplies including in-date and unneeded insulin, test strips, meters, and other diabetes supplies, you can donate to Insulin For Life USA and these life-saving supplies will be distributed, free of charge, to international organizations serving Ukraine and surrounding countries. For details on donation items that can be donated, please view resources below: 

Find resources in times of crisis

The Diabetes Disaster Relief Coalition (DDRC), convened by the American Diabetes Association in partnership with JDRF, Insulin for Life, the Endocrine Society, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and Research!America, was formed to provide support for people with diabetes affected by recent natural disasters. Find what you need to stay safe, now.
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Switching insulin products

Get our recommendations for switching between insulin products in disaster response situations.
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Help paying for insulin

If you are struggling to pay for insulin, the American Diabetes Association has consolidated all the resources you need so that you can find help, fast.