Disaster Relief

Provided and updated in collaboration with the Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (DDRC).

Immediate assistance: If you are facing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Disaster Information

The latest information about disasters and emergency situations that could affect members of the T1D community located in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.

Tropical Storm Pilar (November 2023)

Hurricane Otis (October 2023)

Hurricane Norma (October 2023)

Tropical Storm Tammy (October 2023)

Tropical Storm Ophelia (September 2023)

Hurricane Lee (September 2023)

Hurricane Idalia (August 2023)

Hurricane Hilary (August 2023)

Hawaii Fire (August 2023)

Hurricane Ian (September 2022)

Hurricane Fiona (September 2022)

Resources & Tools

For those of you who need assistance, there are resources to help.

Social Media

For disaster updates and information visit:

In addition, you can also mark yourself “Safe” on Facebook.

Red Cross

If an emergency has forced you to evacuate your home, the Red Cross may be able to help.
Find a Shelter

Safe and Well
After a disaster, the Red Cross encourages individuals to list themselves as “Safe and Well” for family members to easily be able to locate those impacted by natural disasters.

American Diabetes Association Hotline

1-800-342-2383 (800-DIABETES)
Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET

For healthcare providers only: 1-314-INSULIN (call or text)

Diabetes Disaster Relief Coalition (DDRC)

JDRF and other leading diabetes organizations have joined forces through the Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (DDRC) to ensure that people with diabetes have the support, insulin and supplies they need in advance of a major storm.

The DDRC is urging all people with diabetes and their loved ones in vulnerable locations to prepare by putting together a diabetes kit and plan to stay safe. Download the Patient Prepardness Plan and check list to assist in completing your kit.

Patient Preparedness Plan

Insulin For Life USA

Insulin For Life USA provides insulin and disease management supplies free of charge to those with diabetes who otherwise would go without these life-saving provisions in underdeveloped countries and disaster affected areas.

How to Donate

IFL-USA is accepting donations of unexpired insulin (vials, pens, and cartridges), test strips, meters, lancing devices and, Glucagon kits.

Donations can be sent to:
5745 SW 75th Street, #116
Gainesville, Florida 32608
(352) 327-8649

Supply and Device Company Support

Insulet Assistance

For those who are in need of replacement supplies, contact the customer care team at 800-591-3455. Local representatives in the affected areas will also have additional supplies.

Lilly Program

For those in urgent need who cannot access medicines through normal channels, please contact the Lilly call center at 1-800-Lilly-RX. Lilly is working with officials and Direct Relief International to distribute insulin and other medicines to victims who can’t get to pharmacies. Additionally, Lilly offers a product disaster replacement program for those whose insurance plans do not include a “disaster override” that can replace destroyed insulin. This program will offer a 30-day supply at no charge.

Novo Nordisk Program

Novo Nordisk is working on the ground with long-time disaster relief partner, AmeriCares, for product donations (including Novo Nordisk medicines). All inquiries should be directed to AmeriCares via 800-486-HELP.

Medtronic Storm Hotline

Medtronic has established a Storm Hotline at 1-800-MiniMed, ext. 64545 to provide support with insulin pump supplies.