Over the past two weeks, the Endocrine Society has been working the Diabetes Emergency Relief Coalition (DERC), led by the American Diabetes Association and JDRF, to ensure diabetes supplies reach those affected by Hurricane Harvey. So far, the effort has delivered over 3,700 pounds of diabetes supplies to the Houston area; additional supplies are being distributed in Florida and the Carolinas as well.
This coalition is not only making sure diabetes supplies make it into the right hands, but also coordinating with hospitals and labs so patients can get the care they need and academic centers can see fewer interruptions in clinical trials.
Here you’ll find a list of resources and other information about what we and our partners are doing, and what you can do to help. If you are a healthcare professional who has been affected and in need of diabetes supplies, call 1-314-INSULIN and we will coordinate with the distributors on the ground.
The Endocrine Society staff leadership has called on the staff to raise $2,500 and take calls for Insulin for Life, a Gainesville, Fla.-based charity that could possibly be affected by Hurricane Irma itself, so they’ll need all the help they can get.
If the Society can be of assistance to you in the coming days and weeks, please reach out to us at [email protected].