Know Your Rights: Do You Feel You Have Been Treated Unfairly Due To Your Diabetes?

If you were affected by a hurricane and are experiencing discrimination at shelters or difficulty accessing your medications, call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES.

Know Your Rights: Do You Feel You Have Been Treated Unfairly Due To Your Diabetes?

By American Diabetes Association 

Where can you turn if you feel you have been treated unfairly due to your diabetes? We are committed to ending discrimination against children and adults with diabetes. You can be your own best advocate by knowing your rights, understanding the law, and protecting yourself with the appropriate tools and services.

Explore: Know Your Rights

  • Employment Discrimination – Learn about your rights in the workplace.
  • School Discrimination – Children with diabetes sometimes face problems in obtaining the care they need in schools and day care centers.
  • Public Accommodations and Government Programs – Know your rights when participating in private and public programs, from airport security to camp.
  • Law Enforcement – Diabetes needs do not stop when you are stopped by the police or are jailed. But people with diabetes sometimes are not treated properly because of ignorance and lack of training. This can cause serious injury or even death.
  • Driver’s License – Have questions about driving when you have diabetes? Find information about the laws in your state and other helpful information about driving with diabetes.
  • Commercial Driver’s License – Information on special rules that apply to commercial drivers with diabetes.
  • Diabetes Docket – Sign up for the quarterly newsletter and receive information about your legal rights as a person living with diabetes or caring for a loved one with diabetes.



Learn More: Living with Diabetes 

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