Patient Relief Resources
The Endocrine Society is working to help those who have been impacted by natural disasters or other emergencies. Below are a list of resources, including information on what our partners are doing. In addition, we would like to hear from our members if there is something we could do to help clinicians and researchers continue their lifesaving work. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
A list of open pharmacies in the area can be found here.
Locate a Loved Ones
A natural disaster or emergency may tear families apart. Contact the American Red Cross for assistance in reconnecting with a loved one.
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.
If you would like to donate diabetes supplies, visit Insulin for Life to learn how you can get involved. Donating blood or platelets is also a great way to help. Visit the American Red Cross' website to learn more about the donation process and where you can donate.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Resources from the CDC can be found here.
- The National Diabetes Education Program Disaster Preparedness Plan from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Caring for People with Diabetes in Emergency Situations from the ADA
- My Diabetes Emergency Plan – A checklist for people with diabetes from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
- Information on Medical Devices and Hurricane Emergencies from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) includes:
- The American Diabetes Association hotline is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM–8:00 PM EST at +1-800-DIABETES to support patients with diabetes.
- The NIH Extramural Response to Natural Disasters provides additional information and resources for those affected
- A list of research labs willing to help